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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Suspect in rape case

News-Argus/Bobby Williams After the wrong man spent 18 years in prison for the 1987 rape of a young girl, authorities think they have the man who really committed the crime already in prison. For more information see The real...

Voters flock to polls to mark ballots

Wayne County voters turned out in droves today to cast their ballots in what may be the decisive primary for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. But with a sales tax referendum and a host of county commission, state and judicial...

Board: School will be out for holiday

The school board officially approved a change to the public school calendar Monday night, making Memorial Day a holiday and the following Saturday a make-up day. In recent weeks, the schools calendar came under fire from military families and veterans...

The real culprit?

Dwayne Dail served 18 years for a rape he did not commit, but now prosecutors believe they can convict the man who might have actually climbed through a 12-year-old's window in 1987. A man serving a seven-year sentence in Johnson...

Officials discuss mental health concerns

After spending much of their winter break examining the state's mental health system and the consequences of the reforms that have been implemented since 2001, Rep. Van Braxton, D-Lenoir, said legislators are beginning to feel like they have figured out...

City Council approves permit to add tanks

The Goldsboro City Council approved several items at its meeting Monday, but most of the discussion turned toward a conditional use permit requested by Myco Supply Co., during the group's work session. Two of the council members expressed their concerns...

Duplin commissioners start looking at budget „ and deficit

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners Monday morning got a glimpse of a draft general fund budget that is $6 million out of balance -- with an additional $2 million in deficit possible depending on the county's decisions on personnel. The...

Postal Service food drive Saturday

Local Postal Service letter carriers and rural carriers, in partnership with United Way of Wayne County will be conducting a food drive on Saturday. The local drive is part of a national effort by more than 1,300 NALC branches in...

Transportation to polls available

Free transportation to voting polls is available today from these locations: *Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly, 735-3534 or (910) 590-4071 *Rhodes Funeral Home, 735-1288 *First African Baptist church, 734-4935 *Greenleaf Christian Church, 735-9059 *Seven Springs-Dudley area, 440-1738 *Garris Funeral Home in Mount...

Public record

Sid's robbed Sid's Showgirls at 1931 N. William St. was robbed around 2 a.m. Sunday. The Goldsboro police report said a black man wearing a dark colored bandana over his face pointed a handgun at the head of a Sid's...

MOC graduation set for Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE--Mount Olive College will graduate 370 students at its 54th spring commencement on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena. Commencement speaker will be the Rev. Kenneth Michael Barnhill of New Bern. Barnhill obtained...

Law enforcement officers memorial Wednesday at WCC

The 2008 Wayne County Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Wayne County Emergency Services Memorial on the campus of Wayne Community College. Representatives of Wayne County's nine fallen officers' departments will speak and...