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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Duplin drug raid

News-Argus/Nelson Bland Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace, right, holds a kilo of cocaine seized in a recent drug arrest. At left, Dets. Rita Wood and Clark Beringer look over some stolen items that were recovered after several break-ins were...

E. coli found in Greenville water; eateries closed

GREENVILLE -- Greenville Utilities is asking customers to boil water before using it, and the Pitt County Health Department has ordered all restaurants in the city to close because of fecal contamination. However, utilities officials are hopeful that the problem...

Chase ends with drunken driving charge

An allegedly drunken high-speed chase lasted about 40 minutes Wednesday evening before authorities threw out tire-puncture sticks to stop a Princeton man's vehicle in Johnston County, authorities said. The chase reportedly started when Trooper M.G. Connelly saw a Chevrolet dual-rear-wheel...

Walnut Creek Council OKs budget; no tax increase

The Walnut Creek Village Council approved its 2008-09 budget Wednesday, one that does not include a property tax increase or a water rate increase. Council members met last week to discuss ways to cut down on the village's proposed $934,468...

Honoring those who stand behind SJAFB's airmen

Chrysta Dickens remembers the day a military spouse called on her. She can still hear the stress in that young woman's voice. Her husband had been given only 24 hours notice before his deployment. "Because there were just so many...

Duplin sheriff seizes kilo of cocaine

KENANSVILLE -- The arrest of three illegal aliens and the seizure of a kilo of powdered cocaine, a separate drug arrest involving counterfeit money and an incident of a break-in suspect firing a shotgun in a motor-vehicle chase with the...

Farm fresh and ready

A form of the farmers' market is returning to the city this summer, officials at the Health Department say. In recent years, the popular addition where farmers sold their wares downtown has fallen by the wayside. Efforts have been made...