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August 22, 2008 archives

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Parents, children scope out county elementary schools

Cathy Cogdell began teaching at Fremont STARS Elementary School 21 years ago. She left briefly to teach at a private school and returned last year. Thursday evening at the school's open house, she said she was ready for classes...

Internet prostitution ring broken in Lenoir County

A Goldsboro woman is one of seven across the eastern part of the state charged by Lenoir County authorities with being part of a prostitution ring working over the Internet. The women and two men were charged following an...

Public record

Stabbing reported Molina Alfredo Marcial, 27, was reportedly stabbed by his wife with a knife on Wednesday afternoon, causing severe lacerations, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said....

Corn gone, so farmers turning to other crops

Dry conditions have devastated Wayne County's corn crop for the second year in a row and farm observers say there might well be fewer acres of corn planted next year. News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mel Anderson guides a sprayer in a...

Duplin Sheriff's Office seizes huge cocaine load

KENANSVILLE -- One of the largest, if not the largest amount of cocaine ever seized in Duplin County, six kilos with a street value of $600,000, was confiscated in the arrest of three suspects Sunday by Duplin County Sheriff's...

Opening statements heard in Duplin school funding case

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County school officials indicated they will be seeking "tens of millions of dollars" in their lawsuit against the Duplin County Board of Commissioners. The trial involving the two boards started Thursday after a jury has been...

Woman finds teen living in her home

A woman who had left town on business came home to find an unpleasant surprise -- her Perkins Road home had been "trashed" and a 16-year-old was lying in her bed. Barbara Watson, the former director of Lighthouse of...