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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

BREAKING NEWS - State Senate District 5 runoff results

Winning more than 62 percent of the vote Tuesday, Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis defeated Kathy Taft for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 5 seat. Davis, who was running against Ms. Taft in a second primary...

Down the Lazy River

News-Argus/Bobby Williams John Turner, right, and Dillon Coates enjoy an afternoon of kayaking across Sleepy Creek Lake. The boys spent part of their afternoon looking for lures left behind by fisherman who lost them in the trees along the...

Polls open until 7:30 pm in race for Democrats' District 5 slot

From staff reports Voters took to the polls today across much of Wayne County to determine a handful of runoff races, with Wayne County voters helping to decide the Democratic nominee for the District 5 seat in the North Carolina...

Schools, county could end up in court over funds

KENANSVILLE -- Mediation teams for the Duplin County Board of Education and county commissioners will meet privately June 30 at 9 a.m. to see if the two boards will be able to resolve a dispute over school funding or...

Dudley man will face rape, kidnap charges

A meeting between a Dudley man and a woman he knew allegedly turned into a kidnapping and repeated rape at his home, authorities said. Wayne County Sheriff's Office Capt. Tom Effler said Elmer Berkley Jr., 56, of Beaver Drive,...

Council gives city's budget 5-1 nod

The Goldsboro City Council approved the city's 2008-09 budget Monday by a 5-1 vote. The meeting was a continuation of the June 16 council meeting. Council member Charles Williams cast the only vote against the $49.3 million spending plan, saying...

Mount Olive Town Board approves spending plan with new water rates

MOUNT OLIVE -- A special meeting Monday of the Mount Olive Town Board resulted in the approval of a $5.6 million budget, a spending plan that includes restructured water rates, an increase in garbage fees and the salary for a...

Aycock program gets OK from Duke

The pre-engineering program added at Charles B. Aycock High School this past school year has met the quality standards set by Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. During a recent visit by a team from Duke, the district was recognized...

Public Record

Charges The Goldsboro Police Department reported these charges: *Mashonda Lavonne Dixon, 18, Courtyard Circle, misdemeanor larceny, $500 bond. *Shaquonna Donyele Thompson, 18, Courtyard Circle, misdemeanor larceny, $500 bond. *Brandon Devon Smith, possess cocaine, possess drug paraphernalia, $3,500 bond. *Rena Lamar...

Abstinence essay winners recognized by health board

Wayne County Board of Health recognized winners in its annual abstinence essay contest last week. This is the third year scholarships have been offered for the competition, said Carolyn King, health education supervisor. The Board of Health supported the effort...