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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pikeville fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams An early morning fire completely gutted the Quick Pic gas station in Pikeville. Firefighters from Pikeville, Nahunta and Fremont were called to the working structure blaze around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 117 Alt. and...

Fire ravages Pikeville gas station

PIKEVILLE -- A fire destroyed the contents of the Pikeville Quick Pic early this morning, the town's assistant fire chief said. Damages were concentrated around an electrical box, and authorities believe the fire was accidental, according to reports. The store...

Wildfire smoke drifting west

With smoke beginning to drift inland from the 39,800-acre wildfire in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Wednesday, Wayne County found itself enveloped in a hazy smog that National Weather Service officials expect to linger throughout today. Adding to the...

College ends loan program

The board of trustees at Wayne Community College voted Tuesday to discontinue participation in a federal loan program for students, at least for the next year. At a special called meeting, Dr. Kay Albertson, WCC president, told the board of...

4th Operations Group commander stands down

A sign posted on a door at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, served as a poignant reminder for Eric Nelson of why he is a fighter pilot. "The mission is an 18-year-old with an M-16," it read. He came across that...

Duplin reviews budget for final approval

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners Monday reaffirmed their decision to scuttle a pay plan for county employees and to replace it with a 4-percent across-the-board salary increase while holding the line on the property tax rate. Commissioners also used the...

WCC adds crime scene investigation to criminal justice program

The criminal justice department at Wayne Community College will expand in three areas this fall. WCC is adding a CSI-type (Crime Scene Investigation) forensics degree, an online program geared to law-enforcement workers, and a dual enrollment arrangement with a four-year...

Two men jailed on statutory rape charges

A Pineview Avenue man was jailed for statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child -- felony-level charges involving an alleged victim under the age of 12, police said Wednesday. Goldsboro Investigator Dale Foster reported that Bobby Nathan Owens, 45,...

Seven Springs has new town commissioner

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Former Seven Springs town clerk Lisa Cash took the oath of office Wednesday night to replace town board member Ann Pate who resigned recently. Mrs. Cash is the wife of town commissioner Allen Cash and lives in...

Several area residents part of JCC Country Music Showcase

Several area residents are part of the Johnston Community College Country Music Showcase, which opens at 7 p.m. Friday on the Smithfield campus. Shows are also scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The father-daughter duo of Daniel...