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Thursday, July 24, 2008

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'Strong-arm' mugging Christopher Boseman, 15, of Outlaw Road, was reportedly dragged behind Best Quality Food Mart at the corner of Outlaw Road and U.S. 117 Alternate in Dudley and robbed, a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report shows. Boseman lost...

City's 'most wanted' criminals

On March 20, Icshon Zaquan Jones, 25, of Courtyard Circle shot into an occupied vehicle with the intention of killing the occupant. The shooting took place at a store in the 500 block of East Elm Street, police said....

Woman beaten to death

DUDLEY -- About 12 hours before Herman Phillip Best turned himself in for the murder of his girlfriend, he paced with a flashlight in his front yard and burned trash, a neighbor said. Best's flashlight-guided walk was at 3...

Hog truck overturns, 46 killed

LA GRANGE -- About 46 pigs in a Goldsboro Milling Co. tractor trailer died Wednesday after a truck driver failed to make a turn properly, the Lenoir County Highway Patrol reported. The 18-wheeler carrying nearly 200 pigs overturned around...

Duplin cracking down on meth

KENANSVILLE -- One of the largest amounts of methamphetamines ever seized by the Duplin County Sheriff's Office was found earlier this month when deputies raided an Albertson residence, Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace announced Wednesday. The large cache of...

SJAFB demo team pilot earns spot in Space Camp hall of fame

Phil Smith had never been in an aircraft before. So when he finally got the chance, the then-14-year-old let it all soak in. Photo courtesy of 4th Fighter Wing Airman 1st Class Makenzie Lang 4th Fighter Wing F-15E Demonstration...

Business blues

It might be difficult to find a seat in some downtown restaurants during the lunch hour, but many neighboring business owners said those bodies are not translating into sales. News-Argus/Greg Sousa Phil Bedford, owner of Family Shoe Store, Inc....

School Street gets AYP 'pass'

As the results of No Child Left Behind for Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, are still being finalized, Wayne County Public Schools is high on the list of school systems in the region, with another area school added to...