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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

27-year-old faces charges in assault on 11-year-old girl

A 27-year-old Goldsboro man has been charged with sexual assault in connection with an incident involving an 11-year-old girl. Johnnie Ray Willis Jr., of Harris Street, was arrested and charged today with one count of indecent liberties with a child....

Holmes to put on second star

News Argus Staff Writer A former 4th Fighter Wing commander will soon put on his second star. Brig. Gen. James "Mike" Holmes, who held Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's top post from August 2004 to September 2006, has been nominated...

Arrests bring in 85 pounds of marijuana

Three illegal aliens from Jamaica living in Goldsboro were arrested Monday for trafficking in marijuana, with authorities seizing 85 pounds of the illegal weed. The raid was part of a joint investigation by the Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Task...

Reading campaign beginning next week

Wayne County residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the country where American troops are fighting when the Wayne County Reads campaign kicks into gear next week with the first of two months of public events. Tim...

Wayne County moves ahead with proposal for school bonds

Cautioning against adding any padding, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning approved the school board's application for $15 million in bonds through the federal Qualified School Construction Bonds program. The bonds would be used for renovation, repair and construction projects...

Wayne County delays buildings

Fear and uncertainty over a weak economy and of a state budget with a projected $3.7 billion gap have halted, at least for the next six months, Wayne County's plans for a new home for its Health Department and...

New Year Highway Safety

State Highway Patrol officials said the New Year's weekend was relatively quiet in Wayne County as a nearly month-long Booze It & Lose It campaign came to an end with no increase in the number of drunk drivers arrested....

Mount Olive will pay sewer plant bill

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive wastewater treatment plant is still not performing to contract specifications, but the town Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to pay a bill for its construction. The board voted 5-1 in favor of authorizing the...

Mount Olive PD's Brown awarded for valor

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Police Department awarded Capt. Tommy Brown the Medal of Valor at the town commission board meeting Tuesday. Brown was honored for his actions in a Wayne County undercover drug-busting operation that took place...