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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dixon beats Sager

When the final numbers rolled in, state Rep. Jimmy Dixon, R-Duplin, said he had expected to win, but that he was surprised at the margin of victory over state Rep. Efton Sager, R-Wayne. Dixon, who took 62.24 percent of...

Mooring defeats Coram

Democrat Lois Mooring will remain Wayne County's register of deeds. The primary challenge between the incumbent and challenger Constance Coram was the only contested portion of the race for the job. Mrs. Mooring faces no Republican opposition in November. "It...

Making their voices heard

Gloria Flowers, left, and Linda Harper celebrate at Wayne County Republican Party Headquarters early Tuesday evening as results from the voting for the marriage amendment on the state ballot are read. Soon after the polls closed at 7:30 p.m.,...

Carraway will fight for seat

The only district judicial judge election in the 8th Judicial District was one of the closest races for area voters Tuesday. The nonpartisan race will send the top vote-getters, incumbent Judge Lonnie Carraway and assistant district attorney Ericka James,...

It's King vs. Jinnette

Goldsboro Mayor Al King ended Tuesday's primary on top, but will face Henry Jinnette in the upcoming general election. King captured 63.88 percent of the vote, compared to Jinnette's 19.02 percent of the ballots cast, while perennial challenger D.A....

Bell beats LaRoque

Fifty-four votes were all that separated Wayne County's John Bell IV from state Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir. Those votes, spread across four counties, are what will now propel Bell, a political newcomer, to the general election in November. Bell,...

County mirrored most state results

A third of Wayne County's 71,092 registered voters went to the polls in Tuesday's primary for the most part following statewide voting trends. According to unofficial results, 23,234 ballots (32.68 percent) were cast in the county compared to 34.37 statewide....

Postal food drive to be held Saturday

The local chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers and Rural Carriers, in partnership with United Way of Wayne County, will be conducting a food drive on Saturday. The local drive is part of a national effort by...

Public record

PD investigates armed robberies *Patricia Shelby, 18, told Goldsboro police officers she had an arranged meeting with an 18-year-old man, and during the meeting he robbed her at knife point of $200 and a $25 Guess wallet. The incident occurred...

Mayo gets GOP nod for county commissioner District 1

Just as he was when he was sworn into office as District 1 commissioner, Ray Mayo of Pikeville Tuesday night was surrounded by his family as he easily won a three-way race for the Republican nomination to remain in...

Williams to run against Clark in Goldsboro District 4 election

In the Goldsboro City Council District 4 race, the Rev. Charles Williams led his primary by a large margin, according to unofficial results, as his quest for a fifth straight term will continue into the city's general election. Williams...

Pate wins for GOP in county's District 5, will face Gray

Bill Pate of Goldsboro handily won the Republican nomination Tuesday to challenge Democratic incumbent Bud Gray for the District 5 seat on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners in November. Pate finished with 1,205 votes, or 80.87 percent, compared...

Fremont picks Flowers as new mayor, selects Mooring again

FREMONT -- Voters chose Darron Flowers to be their mayor Tuesday night, rejecting current Mayor Pro Tem Leroy Ruffin. "I am very tired today. It has been a long, hard day, but I am very pleased with the results,"...

House race unofficial because of challenge

Anyone looking to follow the state Senate District 5 race on the county or state Board of Elections' websites was likely surprised Tuesday to find it unlisted. After all, even though Tony Moore had been declared ineligible to run...

In Mount Olive, McDonald, Thompson win again by wide margins

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mayor Ray McDonald and Commissioner-at-large Ray Thompson will continue to serve town residents -- even though the wait to hear who actually won the town council seat was a little longer than usual. Shortly after 7:30...

Election results are in

On the state level, Walter Dalton beat the field for the Democratic nomination for governor, while Pat McCrory did the same on the Republican side. Also, the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage passed by an overwhelming majority. On...