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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's still King

As the results of the municipal election were rolling in Tuesday night, a few candidates and representatives of candidates were watching returns at the Wayne County Board of Elections -- eyes locked on the scrolling screen. A couple of...

Laroque indicted

State Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been charged with illegally using federal money intended for low-interest economic development loans to buy expensive jewelry, including Faberge eggs, and a Kinston ice rink for his wife, as well as a house that...

Headen beats Pritchard

Michael Headen will serve for a second term as District 1's city councilman after collecting a lopsided victory over challenger Kyle Pritchard in Tuesday's election. Headen received 199 votes to Pritchard's 87 to allow him to remain on the...

Busco Beach: Teen's death 'tragic'

After facing their fifth drowning accident since 2000 last week, officials at Busco Beach are reminding their patrons to tread carefully when going in the lake or hopping on an ATV. Jaimel Cooper, 14, of Raleigh was swimming across...

Results in from July 4 'Booze It and Lose It' patrols

Red, white and blue flags and fireworks gave way to blue flashing lights over the Fourth of July two-week holiday period as the Governor's Highway Safety Campaign unleashed "Booze It and Lose It," campaign -- a dragnet of DWI...

Aycock beats Kasey

Eugene Aycock won the District 6 showdown between political rookies, receiving more than twice the amount of votes cast for Fran Kasey in the race for that district's council seat. Aycock received 352 votes to Mrs. Kasey's 142 --...

Allen keeps seat by just 13 votes

It was a perfect storm of city politics -- a write-in campaign in a non-partisan election funded by the Republican Party in the weeks leading up to a low turnout election. And Mayor Pro Tempore Chuck Allen was in...

Williams' challenger: She will contest vote

The unofficial returns from District 4 showed incumbent the Rev. Charles Williams with a 200 to 190 vote victory over challenger Tondalayo Clark Tuesday night, but Ms. Clark indicated this morning that she intends to challenge the results of...

TRANZ Center gets home for homeless

It takes a lot of motivation for someone to give away a house. But when one investor heard what Timothy Whitfield was doing for Goldsboro's youths and homeless, he was convinced it was the right thing to do. Whitfield,...

Republicans choose their candidates

Republicans decided nominees for three statewide offices in Tuesday's second primary, while Democrats resolved one race left unsettled from the first primary in June. Dan Forest won the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor, defeating Tony Gurley 101,391 votes (68...

Goodman retakes former seat against Farlow

William Goodman will once again represent District 3 on the Goldsboro City Council more than eight years after he resigned from the seat due to a felony conviction. Goodman received 326 votes -- 71.65 percent of 455 votes cast...

Goldsboro election held a few surprise races, close calls

It's come eight months late, but the citizens of Goldsboro have now selected their new governing body in some of the most bizarre and unprecedented election circumstances in the state's history. More than 3,400 Wayne County voters cast ballots...

Broadaway plans to start looking over issues

With a write-in campaign making the other unopposed race interesting, Bill Broadaway's race for the District 2 race emerged Tuesday as the only truly uncontested race, with the political newcomer receiving 373 votes of 392 ballots cast in his...

Arts Council will open exhibit Thursday in its new downtown location

The first exhibit to open at the Arts Council of Wayne County's new building will be "Carolina Country." The display will open Thursday and run through Aug. 23. "This was something we'd been planning since we were at our old...