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Friday, September 12, 2008

Gas prices on the rise

The price of gasoline in and around Wayne County continued to rise today at most fuel stations, after suppliers suddenly announced the wholesale price would jump overnight. Prices at the pump had dropped to around the $3.50 range for...

Pump panic?

It is close to 9 Thursday evening and nearly 100 cars have converged on the Kangaroo off U.S. 70 East. News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Drivers line up to fuel their vehicles Thursday before the expected spike in gas prices due to...

Public record

Woman buys car on closed account Goldsboro police accuse a Kinston woman of paying the entire purchase price for a Toyota Camry with a check on a closed account, Investigator Nelson Viera said. Terri Harrison Robbins, 48, N.C. 58...

Resident shoots man trying to get in her home

A woman shot and wounded a drunken man early Saturday when he approached her door and allegedly threatened her after a night of celebrating his 21st birthday, police said today. Denise Dees, 50, told Goldsboro police that a man...

Feds: Cherry Hospital decertified

Cherry Hospital has had its federal certification revoked, which translates to the loss of an estimated $800,000 a month in Medicare and Medicaid funding. News-Argus/File Photo Cherry Hospital The announcement, which came Thursday from the North Carolina Department of...

David Best murder trial continued

A man accused of killing his girlfriend, burying her under a set of outdoor steps and living over the corpse for months had his court case continued this week. David William Best, 24 at the time of his arrest,...

Days of Caring kicks off today

Volunteers gathered at the Wayne County Courthouse this morning to build enthusiasm before tackling a variety of community service projects that will be part of the annual Days of Caring sponsored by United Way. Speakers at the 18th annual...

Jury gives Duplin schools $4.8 million

KENANSVILLE -- A jury decided Thursday afternoon that the Duplin County commissioners will have to provide an additional $4,795,784 in local current expense funding to the county's schools, which could mean a 16-cent increase in local property taxes. Both...

Jaycees honor Wayne lawmen, firemen

Honoring Wayne County's law enforcement officers and firefighters Thursday, the Goldsboro Jaycees said the timing of their annual banquet -- the seventh anniversary of 9/11 -- was especially poignant as they gave thanks for the commitment of those men...

Where's Ike?

According to the National Weather Service a hurricane warning is in effect from Morgan City, La., to Baffin Bay, Texas, along the Gulf coastline. Hurricane conditions will reach the coast in the warning area later today with Ike's anticipated...