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Friday, June 27, 2008

Burning fields

News-Argus/Steve Herring A tractor driver plows a fire break around a burning wheat field on U.S. 117 Alternate, just north of Mount Olive. The fires, which are part of the normal agricultural cycle, have caused some concern among suburban...

Area lawmakers talk budget

Faced with $70 million less in revenues than expected only a month ago, local legislators admitted today that they're going to have to scramble a little bit to re-balance the 2008-09 budget. "Obviously it's less money to spend, and we...

Smoke no cause for alarm

The billowing plumes of thick dark smoke that climb like thunderheads into the skies over Wayne County are enough to send folks racing to report what they think can only be a big fire. But more than likely at this...

GPD officer recovering slowly from shooting

A Goldsboro police officer shot with a handgun during a traffic stop is still in the hospital, but is recovering, police say. Officer Clint Hales was visited by police operations Maj. Mike Hopper Thursday morning, who reported back to spokesman...

Duplin EDC will get new leader soon

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Manager Mike Aldridge next month is expected to begin interviewing applicants for the job of leading the county's new economic development organization. Aldridge said he had hoped to be further along in the application process, but...

AF reservist looking for help to bury her great-grandmother

Air Force reservist Lisa Colebrook is looking for help. Speaking by telephone Thursday as she and her four children drove up to New York City, she knew that help wasn't likely to come before the scheduled funeral service today, but...

Wayne County child care advocates lobby for more legislative funding

Child care professionals, advocates, parents and business leaders from Wayne County were among those who traveled to Raleigh Tuesday to meet with the legislators in the N.C. General Assembly. The delegation formed part of Smart Start's statewide "Tuesdays for Tots"...