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Thursday, January 8, 2009

DUDLEY --Two men arrested for cocaine trafficking - UPDATED 2

Two men were arrested for possession of about $300,000, street-value of powder cocaine from two Sandhill Drive men in Dudley, Sheriff's Department Lt. Chris Worth said.Jose Guadalupe Augilar-Huerta, 40, and Joel Sicairos Rivera, of nearby address on Sandhill Drive, are...

Woman charged in scam

A Goldsboro woman accused of bilking her neighbor for money on a health claim faces charges for never spending that money on medical bills, authorities say. Stacie Harrell Pittman, 31, next-door neighbor to Air Force employee Christopher Hines, is...

Carroll tapped for post in Perdue's Cabinet

When Gov.-elect Bev Perdue takes office at the inauguration ceremony on Saturday, Wayne County native Dale Carroll will be watching closely along with the rest of the state. It will be the official introduction of North Carolina's first female governor...

New zoning ordinances ease Mount Olive landscaping requirements

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive town commissioners Monday night amended a provision in the town's zoning ordinances to make it easier for businesses to meet landscape requirements. In other business, eight rundown properties were given reprieves of up to...

Murder suspect could face death penalty

The Wayne County District Attorney's office was expected to petition this morning for the death penalty in the case of Devon Dejatorian Jones, accused of murdering Joseph Payan, 33. A person close to the case said that one of...

County manager asks officials for four-day workweek expansion

Wayne County Commissioner Steve Keen wants more than assurance that the county's four-day workweek is indeed saving money before agreeing to extend it to all county offices. County Manager Lee Smith had suggested at commissioners' Tuesday meeting to make...

Duplin school board, commissioners will reinstate meetings

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to meet with county commissioners over breakfast. Tentatively set for either Jan. 15 or Jan. 27 at a location to be decided by the two boards, the meeting is...

Public record

Victim found unresponsive The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says the death of 40-year-old George Allen Williams of Heather Ann Lane is under investigation. Williams was not under a doctor's care or on any medications, according to the report. 'Mystery...