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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Club 55 OK'd for permit for beer sales

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission on Tuesday granted Club 55 El Abuelo its license to serve beer. The decision was months in the making, after hundreds of area residents signed a petition trying to block...

Kilo of cocaine seized in county

The Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and a Sheriff's Office team that specializes in stopping drug trafficking recently seized about a kilo of cocaine. One seizure was at a home on Slick Rock Road, off of N.C. 111 just north...

Honoring William: Confederate sailor's memory not forgotten

It started with a simple phrase -- four of the only six words still legible on a 96-year-old tombstone. News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Kirk Keller, left, readies a new headstone for Confederate sailor William Butler as his father, Bob, digs out...

Wayne County Paddle Fest set for Saturday

As they checked the route of the the inaugural Wayne County Paddle Fest last week, Betsy Roseman and Tom Potter were impressed with the scenery -- hawks flying overhead, deer grazing along the banks, turtles out sunning themselves and...

Board rejects commission comments on programs

Jack Best wasn't the only member of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners to come under fire from the Board of Education Monday night, as comments made by Commissioners Efton Sager and Atlas Price also raised the ire of...

Quick, heavy storms cause some flooding

A heavy thunderstorm pounded Wayne County late Tuesday, dumping nearly 3 inches of rain in an hour, filling ditches, flooding some streets and roads and soaking residents unfortunate enough to get caught in the downpour. Goldsboro Police Officer A.P....

State asks that Cherry keep funding

Dempsey Benton, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, sent a letter last week to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid asking that no action be taken that "will result in the termination of...

Three killed in Kinston accident

KINSTON -- Three people died Tuesday morning when a tractor-trailer ran through a red light and over a compact car at the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 258. Barbara Faasii, Geraldine Farron West Kean and James Harvey Mewborn,...

Chamber to sponsor forecast

The Chamber of Commerce of Wayne County will sponsor a "State of Community-Economic Forecast" from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, on the second floor of City Hall. State of the Community is a new program presented by...

Seven Springs teen arrested on sexual offense charges

A Seven Springs-area teenager faces sex offense charges for allegedly molesting a 3-year-old he was babysitting. Lonnie Aaron Taylor, 17, Ada Stroud Road, Seven Springs, faces counts of first-degree statutory sexual offense and crime against nature, the Wayne County Sheriff's...