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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Albertson won't run for seat in 2010

Longtime state Sen. Charlie Albertson, D-Duplin, announced Friday that he will step down from his seat at the end of 2010 -- 22 years after the former musician began his political career. Albertson, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Beyond the dream

Al King remembers when a drive down Highway 117 brought with it images of the local Ku Klux Klan meeting on a lot just between Goldsboro and Dudley. "They advertised their meetings in the News-Argus for everyone to see. You...

Area churches start mobilizing to assist with Haiti relief effort

Mount Olive town officials have been approached by several concerned citizens asking how they can help the people of Haiti who are dealing with the destruction of last week's earthquake. "Although the town does not have a formal response structure...

Taylor: District moving forward

Wayne County Public Schools officials are still not going into detail about the circumstances surrounding an investigation into the dealings of the district's facilities and maintenance departments, but school officials say building projects and day-to-day operations are continuing. The district...

Teacher captures classroom makeover

Last year was Miranda Randall's first as a teacher, so she didn't complain about not having a classroom at Charles B. Aycock High School. The science teacher got used to "always roaming" around the building to work with her...

Longtime chief jailer resigns his post

James Tadlock has seen just about everything during his 27 years a jailer with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. But the biggest problem he encountered was the time when inmates were housed in a makeshift jail in a warehouse...

Pikeville plans community forum to discuss electric rates

Town of Pikeville officials are holding two meetings Tuesday night to discuss electric rates, recycling and drainage. At the special meeting about electric rates, at 5 p.m. in the Community Building, board members will discuss "different avenues of how...

New, state-of-the-art veterinary facility open

Wayne Veterinary Hospital celebrated its new state of the art facility with an open house this weekend. The facility is open for tours today from 2-5 p.m. at 2004 U.S. 117 Bypass North. The construction for the new facility...

Chicken house fire

Firefighters from five area departments battle Friday to contain a chicken house fire in the Elroy community. A neighbor in the 500 block of Ditch Bank Road called the fire department around 12:30 p.m. after seeing smoke and flames erupting...

Seminar focuses on animal legislation

Close to 50 area residents were at the Wayne County Public Library auditorium Tuesday night to learn how they could add their voices to those calling for improved state and federal laws and regulations to protect animals. The event's...

Jury: Man not guilty of sexual offenses

A jury found a Charlie Braswell Road man innocent Friday of all 12 counts prosecutors sought against him, according to court records. Larry Gene Garner Jr., 45, was found not guilty of first-degree sex offenses and other counts. Jurors...

Public record

Shot in calf An East Elm Street man suffered "major" injury after being struck by a bullet while riding his bicycle on Crawford Street, police said. Miguel Phillips, 21, was treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital, according to a police report....

Lenoir commissioner to run for Albertson seat

Lenoir County Commissioner Chris Humphrey announced Friday that he will seek the Republican nomination for the state Senate District 10 seat -- the position formerly held by Charlie Albertson. Humphrey, 40, of Kinston, has served on the county commission...