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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Water tower gets new look

Bryant Prevost of Southern Corrosion of Roanoke Rapids paints the underside of Goldsboro's water tower on North Center Street earlier this month. It took 800 gallons of paint to finish the job, workers said. News-Argus/Bobby Williams...

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Man shot in leg Manyele Lofton of Walnut Street told police he was shot in the legs several times by a man unknown to him around 1:28 a.m. in the 700 block of East Elm Street. Lofton, who suffered...

Citizens organize to oppose Fibrowatt

FAISON -- Residents here say that a lack of information and the failure on the part of Fibrowatt officials to provide suitable answers to questions prompted them to organize against the company's proposed plant at N.C. 403 and Interstate...

Grantham Grange forum questions candidates for state, local fall races

With the November election only about seven weeks away, more than 20 candidates for state and local races took time out of their Tuesday evening to present themselves before the nearly 40 to 50 voters at the Grantham Grange's...

Judicial candidates seek voter attention

Most of those attending the Grantham Grange political forum Tuesday said they were already familiar with the positions and stances of those running for local and state political offices, so they were most pleased to see a half-dozen state...

Mount Olive officials will push for rules for golf carts

MOUNT OLIVE -- People driving golf carts around town soon could be getting a slip of paper from police. It won't be a ticket, but it could help them avoid a ticket in the future. The town board Monday...

Best says outhouse comment taken out of context

Wayne County Commissioner Jack Best who earlier this month riled Board of Education members by his use of the phrase "planting flowers around the outhouse," Tuesday morning said the comment was "highly misunderstood" by the school board. "As for...

Cherry Hospital chief talks about its future

Cherry Hospital will survive its latest struggles and be recertified to receive federal funding, its director said Tuesday. News-Argus/Steve Herring Dr. Jack St. Clair, the director of Cherry Hospital, speaks at a meeting of the Wayne County Board of...

Civil War history comes to life Saturday in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A free living history program on the Civil War will offer a snapshot of life during that time while providing more public exposure for the David John Aaron Teaching and History Museum. The program will be...