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Man allegedly had meth, guns

By NICK HILTUNEN News-Argus Staff Writer A Goldsboro area man was carrying methamphetamine, guns and marijuana when police stopped him for allegedly either showing or pointing a gun in the direction of a passing motorist, authorities say. A witness called...

Boy in coma after being hit by car

Cynthia and Mark Gambrel are praying for a miracle. And they believe they're going to get it. But more than two weeks ago, doctors did not give them much hope when they spoke with the family about Taylor, 12, who...

NAACP president demands $35,000 from city for 'insult'

Sylvia Barnes, president of the Goldsboro-Wayne Branch of the NAACP, is requesting $35,000 from the city, as well as a a public apology from Councilman Chuck Allen for comments made during an Oct. 20, 2008, City Council meeting. Ms. Barnes...

Two days added to school year for snow makeup

The school year for Wayne County Public Schools will now be extended by a day because of snow makeup days announced by school officials. Tuesday, June 9, was originally scheduled as the last day of the school year. That...

Dogs hit the road, headed for new lives

The white metal door clattered as volunteers shoved it out of the way and sunlight streamed into the dusty Wayne County fairgrounds barn, revealing tables full of paperwork, piles of empty boxes and nearly 300 dogs. More, if you counted...

Public record

Wallet stolen A teacher at Eastern Wayne High School reported Tuesday that her wallet had been stolen from her classroom the previous day, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Leann Yearwood's wallet contained identification and about $10, according to the...

Disabled victims hit by arson for second time

An arsonist targeted the home a family of disabled and elderly people for a second time on Wednesday night, authorities said. One of the victims is blind, another is disabled and mostly confined to a bed and they live...

Display will be named in pilot's honor

A ceremony will be held on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday afternoon to honor one of the 4th Fighter Wing's most storied war heroes. And once it is over, the F-105 aircraft static display recently erected in the base's...

Wreck totals Sheriff's Office car Wednesday

A Sheriff's Office patrol car and a Jeep SUV were totaled in a head-on wreck on U.S. 117 on Wednesday afternoon. No one was severely injured in the crash, although a prisoner in the back Sheriff's car at the...

Center Street blaze appears to be accidental

Emmuel Lewis Jr. had been remodeling 908 N. Center Street, which was deemed a total loss after a fire Wednesday afternoon. It was the second house fire to cause major damages on Wednesday, Fire Chief Gary Whaley said. Emmuel...

VIDEO: Fire destroys North Center Street home

A fire completely destroyed 906 N. Center Street on Wednesday afternoon. To watch the video, click the link. Then, click the video to play it.Missed a video broadcast? All of the News-Argus videos are archived and available from the web...