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Monday, June 9, 2008

Goldsboro shooting

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Goldsboro police officers work at the scene of shooting that happened during a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Creech and Elm streets Sunday afternoon. Both the officer and the supect were taken to Wayne Memorial...

Trash pile sparks fire at store downtown

Retail shop Maxway at 125 S. Center Street was found on fire on Sunday afternoon, and investigators have called the fire suspicious. Police found the back of the building on fire around 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, according to a report....

Officer, suspect shot during city traffic stop

A Goldsboro police officer and a Princess Street man exchanged gunfire after a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon, injuring both men, authorities said. The police officer was shot several times, according to police reports. Officer Clint Hales pulled over Jerome...

Car flips on top of accident victim

A Mount Olive man was crushed to death after being ejected in a one-car crash Sunday afternoon in Dudley, a state Highway Patrol trooper said. Craig Leshaun Darden, 30, Daly Boulevard, Mount Olive, was exceeding the posted speed limit on...

Wayne county considers warning system

A new countywide automated telephone alert system that would warn county residents about ongoing emergency situations could be in place by early August. And, if adequate funding can be found, could also provide weather alerts as well. The county's budget...

Temperatures expected to top 100 again today

A heat wave striking earlier than normal has Wayne County and most of the rest of the state suffering from temperatures that topped 100 degrees over the weekend. Forecasters are calling for more of the same today, with a slight...

Duplin officials bicker over employees' pay raise formula

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's proposed $1 million pay plan was shredded after running into a buzz saw even before the public had a chance to voice its opinions at a hearing on the county's $48 million budget proposal. By a...

Public record

Bond increased on more charges A man charged with multiple break-ins in the Old Smithfield Highway area faces more charges, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Willie Marcellus Banks, 47, now faces seven counts of breaking and entering, eights...

Correction

The day of the Graceway concert at First Pentecostal Baptist Church in Goldsboro was incorrectly listed in Friday's News-Argus. The group will be performing at 7 p.m. Saturday for the United Christian Singles Banquet and Gospel Sing. The meal will...