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Friday, June 13, 2008

Wildfire smoke sweeps through Wayne

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Smokey haze spent much of the day hovering around Wayne County - a byproduct of the raging wildfire in northeastern North Carolina. For more information see Smokescreen....

Relay for Life tops $700,000 goal

Months of work by hundreds of volunteers dedicated to the fight against cancer ended in celebration Thursday night at the annual Wayne County Relay for Life Banquet as the final tally showed the event surpassed its goal, raising $722,755.81 for...

Winders asks for eight more deputies

Wayne County commissioners Thursday had plenty of praise for the job Sheriff Carey Winders and his officers are doing, but held out little hope that the county will come up with almost a half-million dollars for eight new deputies. In...

Man, 20, charged in teen sex case

A Wayne County 20-year-old, homeless at the time of his arrest, will spend about another six months in confinement for indecent sexual liberties with a 12-year-old girl, court records show. Bobby Allen Smith was originally charged with four counts each...

Smokescreen

Rose Cole woke up Thursday looking forward to an afternoon road trip to the beach. She pictured herself driving fast -- windows down, music blaring. But by 2 p.m., Ms. Cole had only left her apartment once, to swing by...

Local firefighters, rangers among those fighting Pocosin fire

With winds slowly shifting back toward the coast this morning, the smoke from the Pocosin Wildlife Refuge wildfire that has lingered over Goldsboro and Wayne County since Wednesday has mostly dissipated. "We're not seeing anything like we saw yesterday," said...

Committee approves annexation moratorium

Goldsboro's annexation of the property along Buck Swamp and Salem Church roads is looking more and more like it will be put on hold after the powerful House Finance Committee voted in favor of a one-year moratorium on involuntary annexations...

Mount Olive Town Board considers raising water rates

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town water customers here could soon have an added incentive to conserve water -- saving money. However, even with the adjustment, some customers might still see an increase. A budget proposal that goes before town commissioners for...

Public record

Bicyclist robbed Claude Artis of North Claiborne Street told Goldsboro police he was riding his bike in the 2100 block of Royall Avenue when a white van carrying five black males stopped him, attacked him and took about $200, according...

Section of I-40 West to be closed for two weeks for repairs to bridge

A section of I-40 West at Exit 355 (N.C. 403) in Sampson County will be closed for about two weeks to perform emergency repairs where a truck hit the bridge span. Further repairs are expected later this summer. Motorists traveling...

Benson to head MOC education department

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Tommy Benson has joined Mount Olive College as chair of the Department of Education. As associate professor of education, Dr. Benson said he has high hopes for the role. "I want to continue the development of...