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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

County approves $20 million plan for WCC projects

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday gave tentative approval to a proposed $20 million building project at Wayne Community College, but not before ensuring that the wording of their motion was sufficiently vague so as to not bind the hands of...

Police seek help to solve murder

Police are releasing few details about the homicide of Alroujan Sentele Smith last Thursday, as they work in partnership with the State Bureau of Investigation. SBI officials would not comment on the investigation. Smith, 22, of Lemon Street was...

Taste of Wayne proves to be a tasty time

With Thai and Chinese, pizza and pasta and Guinness stew and barbecue, there wasn't a taste bud at the annual Taste of Wayne County that wasn't satisfied Tuesday evening. But the best part of the annual United Way campaign...

Public record

Man shot East Walnut Street resident Antwan Pope, 18, told police he was shot inside of a convenience store in the 500 block of East Elm Street, police said. Pope and a witness reported a black female entered the...

Local national Night Out events aim to fight crime

Felicia Kornegay and Taunya Sheppard live in the Fairview Homes off of Edgerton Street, a public housing community, where, Ms. Sheppard says, "crime is really bad." But she says it's getting better -- and she credits frequent police patrols...

Duplin commissioners, schools appear to be headed to court

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County residents should know today whether the county Board of Education will file a lawsuit against county commissioners over local school funding. School board attorney Dave Phillips told the News-Argus early today that today is the...

Kidnapping suspect might fight extradition

A South Herman Street man accused of kidnapping his 2-year-old daughter from Massachusetts might fight extradition, court records show. Joel Keith Brown, 43, turned himself in after a statewide "Amber Alert," on Friday and was being held without privilege...

Duplin school board hears protest

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Board of Education members were taken to the woodshed Tuesday night by a succession of 13 speakers, each building on the comments of the person before them as they all shared one message -- for...