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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The boys who never came home

Evelyn Westbrook takes a deep breath and runs her fingers across the cover of an undersized Bible that dates back more than 70 years. She thumbs through its pages until she reaches the passage her brother, David, marked before he...

Suspects plead to string of robberies

RALEIGH -- Two more suspects have pleaded guilty in connection with a series of robberies committed in Wayne and Wilson counties between January and April 2010. Anthony David Brown, 23, and Derrick Dove Jr., 21, each pleaded guilty in...

County school board to review dress code policy

The higher standard dress code, initially approved by the Wayne County school board in June 2007, will again come under debate during Monday night's board meeting, along with nearly two dozen other safety and curriculum policies. The county Board of...

Duplin names three to county Hall of Fame

KENANSVILLE -- Thanks to an unprecedented tie, three honorees were inducted into the Duplin County Hall of Fame Thursday. Typically only one living and one deceased person are inducted each year. "The board decided to break with tradition and...

Less than 100 vote early

Fewer than 100 people took advantage of the 13 days of one-stop voting to cast their ballots in the handful of local municipal and sanitary district elections on tap for Tuesday's election. Only 80 people had voted when one-stop...

Murder suspect in custody

A 32-year-old man was murdered early Saturday morning in Mount Olive. Edwin Alexander Sura-Cruz was found dead in his home at 598 Waller Road about 2 a.m. by Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies who responded to an assault call....

MOC celebrates 60th Founders Day

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College held its 60th Founder's Day Thursday, this year inviting the community that has supported it throughout the decades to celebrate with it. Moved from Southern Bank Auditorium to Kornegay Arena to account for...

Fremont break-ins increasing

FREMONT -- The frequency of home break-ins in Fremont has increased in recent months, Chief Paul Moats of the Fremont Police Department said. Moats said he attributes the increase, at least in part, to his department's reduced manpower following...

Habitat for Humanity observes 10th birthday

Sure, you could measure the impact of Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County in years, but the figure that truly reflects the organization's influence on the Wayne County area over the past decade is 45 -- the number of...

Three arrested in March Goldwater Motel explosion

Three people have been arrested and a fourth is wanted in connection to the March 11 explosion at the former Goldwater Motel in Dudley. The motel, now rental complex, on U.S. 117 Alternate, was partially destroyed when a suspected...

City Council to consider budget amendments

Goldsboro's City Council will consider two budget amendments at Monday's council meeting that, if approved, would decrease the unappropriated fund balance of the general fund by a net of $90,000. The consent agenda contains a budget amendment that allocates...

Help the News-Argus make Christmas possible

The fund, created in 1912, raises money to provide toys and clothing and the party for the children. The party will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. at Dillard Middle School. Every penny collected goes to the children....

Government offices closed for Veterans Day

Federal, state and some local government offices will be closed Friday in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Banks and the post office will be closed as well. Wayne County Public Schools will be closed while Wayne County government...

I-795 asked to be named for Anderson, Lancaster

The Goldsboro Metropolitan Planning Organization will be asked Thursday to adopt a resolution that the state Department of Transportation name the Wayne County section of Interstate 795 in honor of senior Wayne County Commissioner Andy Anderson and former U.S. congressman...

Chamber fundraiser focuses on veterans

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a "Lucky 11 Party" on Friday to help make local veterans and active service members more aware of the opportunities that can be found by choosing to make the county their...