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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Primary runoff

News-Argus/Greg Sousa “It’s time to pack our bags and make the trip to Raleigh now,” Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis told his supporters during his victory speech Tuesday. Davis triumphed in his race against state Board of Education member...

Cocaine, marijuana seized in county raid

Agents of the cooperative Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad led a raid that Sheriff Carey Winders called the largest drug bust so far this year. Drug agents found 23 pounds of marijuana and 11.5 pounds of cocaine at 104 Gary Lane,...

O'Berry plans new festival to explore local heritage

O'Berry Center is looking for folks willing to take a step back in time this fall. Planning is under way for the center's first Southern Heritage Festival and Craft Fair, a celebration of traditional arts and crafts, music, food and...

Davis will battle Pate

For Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis, eight months of campaigning finally paid off Tuesday night as he captured the Democratic nomination for the state Senate District 5 seat. "I really thank our supporters. We've had a field of very qualified,...

Parks takes slot in Duplin commission race 730-667

KENANSVILLE -- Surrounded by her family and supporters, Frances Parks of Calypso watched as the tally from Tuesday's runoff handed her a 730-to-667 victory over Jimmy Dixon of Mount Olive for the Democratic nomination for the District 1 seat on...

Doctor's gift brings new look to camp aquatics center

Scores of Boy Scouts spent Tuesday romping through a new aquatics center named after a former Scout who bequeathed a large part of his estate to benefit another generation of boys. When Dr. Ralph Wingate Bland died in 2006, he...

Boaters reminded of safety requirements

RALEIGH -- With summer officially here and the Fourth of July holiday around the corner, more Tar Heel residents and visitors will be enjoying recreational boating, including after sunset. Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will patrol waterways across...

Volunteer nominations sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 North Carolina Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. This marks the 30th anniversary of the program that showcases North Carolina's most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, North Carolinians have proven their concern and...

Public record

School break-in Samuel McClary of Goldsboro Middle School reported that someone caused $150 in damage to a girls' bathroom door. The subject forced out a window to gain entry, but nothing was reported stolen from the Lionel Street facility, police...

Free fishing on Fourth of July

RALEIGH -- Along with watching fireworks and grilling out, celebrate Independence Day by indulging in another favorite pastime, fishing -- no license needed! From midnight until 11:59 p.m. on July 4, anyone -- resident or non-resident -- can fish in...