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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gift of a Christmas: Salvation Army helps families

A few months ago, Julia was preparing her children for a Christmas morning without a tree -- without presents, candy canes or a turkey dinner. "I told them that sometimes, Santa gets behind," the single mother of two said. "I...

Price to hold book signing at Downtown Deli

Former News-Argus editor Gene Price will sign copies of his book "Folks Around Here," on Wednesday at the Downtown Deli from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., on Thursday at the Wayne County Museum from noon until 2 p.m. and at...

Eureka man ID'd as Mount Olive shooting victim

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Eureka man who apparently was shot while trying to get out of a vehicle has been identified as the victim of the Friday morning murder. Police found Santos Anton Lopez, 42, of 104 Dotsie Lane...

Kinston gets 123 jobs as plant expands

Dopaco Inc. announced Monday its plans to expand its Kinston facility, creating 123 new jobs and $25.3 million in investments over the next three years. It was an announcement, Gov. Mike Easley said in a written statement, that was...

Lane twins take part in reality game show

Law enforcement officials aren't on their trail. There is no angry mob. But for an hour this evening, a pair of Wayne County natives will be hunted. Gary and Larry Lane will appear on the SciFi channel's newest reality game...

Duplin Commission pays waste department for work

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners agreed earlier this month to pay Solid Waste Director Bee Barnette $18,000 for doing work at the Duplin Commons Event Center. Commissioners voted in November to stop Barnette from doing any work for other departments...

Talk about converting events center to jail halted

BEAULAVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners have put off talking about the idea of converting the county's events center into a jail, at least for now When commissioners met at the Beulaville fire station Monday night, they were...

175 pounds of marijuana seized near Dudley home

DUDLEY -- Authorities seized about 175 pounds of marijuana after setting up a surveillance operation at a Trailwood Drive home Friday. The home's owner has not been charged, but a Goldsboro man has -- Decarlo Andre Russell, 35, of...

City alleges excessive drug prices

The city of Goldsboro has filed an action in federal court in Massachusetts on behalf of itself and other state government entities against two pharmaceutical companies. City officials say the companies conspired to manipulate pharmaceutical drug prices since 2001, if...

More Cherry investigations under way

Cherry Hospital's woes continue as two incidents of violence have been reported and at least four nurses are being investigated by the N.C. Board of Nursing. According to documents released Monday from the Department of Health and Human Services, a...