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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Keck, Anderson among primary winners

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Republicans Hal Keck, left, and Andy Anderson playfully put up their dukes Tuesday night after winning their respective primaries for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Keck won the nomination for the at-large seat on the board...

Read your lips: No new taxes

Wayne County voters Tuesday left no doubt about their distaste for a proposed one-quarter cent sales tax increase, voting down the measure by a lopsided margin of 18,669 to 4,012. That is 82 percent no and 18 percent yes. "Gracious,...

Democrats: Either way, a vote cast for history

Amoree Brown walked away from the Wayne County Library Tuesday evening with a round sticker on his shirt -- the words "I Voted" printed across an American flag inside the white circle. It didn't seem to matter that he didn't...

Your Votes - Gaylor will be on ballot for District Court judge

Despite an early lead in the race for the open seat on the 8th District bench, judicial candidate Charlie Gaylor didn't want to "count his chickens before they hatched." But as the numbers continued to roll in from the three...

Your Votes - Commission showdown

Dr. Sandra McCullen, an assistant superintendent with Wayne County Public Schools, won the three-way race for the Democratic nomination for the at-large seat on the Wayne County Board of Education Tuesday, while businessman Hal Keck earned the Republican berth. They...

Your Votes - Anderson holds off challenge for ballot

Veteran District 1 Wayne County Commissioner Wilbur "Andy" Anderson handily turned back fellow Repub-lican James Beckwith in Tuesday's primary election. Anderson, who is serving his fourth four-year term on the board, garnered 944 votes (68.91 percent) to 426 (31.09 percent)...

Your Votes - Lois Mooring wins Register of Deeds

With no opposition lined up to face her in the fall, Wayne County Register of Deeds Lois Mooring will likely cruise to a second term in office after soundly defeating challenger Constance Coram in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The race,...

Your Votes - Web will battle incumbent Jones in U.S. Congress District 3 race

Facing his first primary since being first elected in 1994, U.S. Rep Walter Jones defeated challenger Joe McLaughlin by nearly 20 percent. "It's humbling," Jones said. "I'm grateful for all the votes and will continue to do for the people...

Your Votes - Davis takes down Wilson to get runoff slot

In what seemed to be shaping up to be the surprise upset of the evening, Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis beat all comers in the state Senate District 5 Democratic race, but not by enough to secure the nomination Tuesday....

Your Votes - Rouzer to face Carroll for state Senate District 12

With Republican state Sen. Fred Smith giving up his District 12 seat in a failed bid for his party's gubernatorial nomination, four candidates stepped up during Tuesday's primaries for the chance to fill it. Now, with the votes counted in...

Lunch prices could go to $2

The price of school lunches in Wayne County Public Schools will go up next year, prompted by rising fuel, labor and food costs, officials say. Despite efforts of several school board members to keep the increase at bay Monday night,...

Base Thrift Shop

By KENNETH FINE For the Wright Times Forget about yard sales and Internet auction sites. Take a break from long hours in department stores. And please, avoid the trash bin when you can. The Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Thrift...