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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Windfall in wheat

News-Argus/Dennis Hill David Lee guides a wheat picker through a field tended by Randy Gray across from Saulston United Methodist Church on Thursday. Wayne County farmers planted more wheat than usual this year because of high prices, and the...

County takes option on land near Duplin

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners have taken an option on a 104-acre tract of land off the U.S. 117 bypass near the Wayne-Duplin county line for use as a potential industrial site. Commissioners held a brief closed session Tuesday...

Shooting suspect caught, charged

Goldsboro police found a city man accused of shooting another Goldsboro resident during a traffic stop Wednesday, according to police reports. James Carnell Howard, 26, Goldsboro, faces felony charges that include a robbery and assault charge that police allege was...

Plans aim to make Berkeley Boulevard's traffic congestion a bane of the past

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation's new Transportation Improvement Plan, congestion along Berkeley Boulevard may be improving within the next few years. Updated earlier this year, the plan includes $1 million for the 2012 fiscal year for right-of-way...

Mount Olive police at full force

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the first time in several years, the Mount Olive police force is at full force. Also, bicycles may be used for certain patrols to save on the high cost of gasoline, now around $4 a gallon....

A wish made, a wish granted

When the stretch limousine pulled up in front of her house, Shalana Hailey knew all of a sudden that it was not going to be just another Sunday afternoon. Shalana, 15, suffers from chronic kidney disease and has spent most...

Duplin County commissioner's suggestion draws criticism

KENANSVILLE -- Tempers flared and some voices were raised Monday night after Duplin County Commissioner Reginald Wells suggested that the board and public would benefit if commissioners had some prior information about what people asking to be on their agenda...

Duplin well fees up

KENANSVILLE -- The permit for inspecting private drinking water wells has been increased to $200. The new fee was approved by Duplin County commissioners at their Monday night meeting. Ila Davis of the Duplin County Health Dept. said the county's...

Public record

Victim watches scooter stolen Moses Barnes of Wayne Avenue said he saw a juvenile riding away on his $2,200 black-and-red Big Mac scooter when he woke up at home on Tuesday morning. Barnes reported the theft to police the following...

Habitat needs meals at work site

Habitat for Humanity is looking for organizations or individuals willing to feed volunteers at the Habitat worksite on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Habitat officials say they are averaging 10 volunteers on site on these days. Having lunch provided not only saves...

MDA lockup to be held June 26

A "lockup" to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association will be held Thursday, June 26, at the Comfort Suites at 2613 North Park Drive. Money raised goes to provide local services, clinic visits, wheelchair and leg brace assistance and even summer...

Duplin man sentenced on federal drug charges

RALEIGH -- United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that Anthony Morris Jr., 28, of Warsaw, was sentenced in federal court by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to 180 months' imprisonment after Morris pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute...