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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ericka James defeats Carraway

Ericka James, an assistant district attorney in the 8th Judicial District, defeated incumbent District Court Judge Lonnie Carraway on Tuesday to become the district's first black female judge. Mrs. James, 42, credited a support network that included both Democrats...

Republicans now control Wayne County Commission

For the first time since Reconstruction the Wayne County Board of Commissioners will have a majority of Republicans. Victories by Joe Daughtery, Wayne Aycock, Bill Pate, Ray Mayo and Steve Keen will give the new board of commissioners a 5-2...

Road plans move ahead

The timetable for starting an estimated $2.3 million project to widen North Berkeley Boulevard from the area of the Berkeley Commons shopping center to New Hope Road is dependent on when the city can obtain the right of way. Meanwhile,...

Meals to be offered to needy

A hot meal, winter clothing and fellowship will be among the offerings of a local congregation Saturday morning, as members of the Pentecostal Holy Church on Pine Street are set to host a Thanksgiving event for Goldsboro's homeless population. And...

Child's West Nile diagnosis might now be in question

A reported case of West Nile Virus in a Wayne County youth has not been confirmed, Health Director Davin Madden said Tuesday. Relatives of Justin Frizzelle, 10, a Rosewood Middle School student, contacted the News-Argus late last week, saying that...

Bell, Evans are only Democrats on board

As Republicans took control of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners for the first time in recent memory, two incumbent Democrats easily held their seats Tuesday night in the county's minority districts. Chairman John Bell of District 3, running...

Jimmy Dixon keeps seat in N.C. Legislature

Winning handily over his two challengers, state Rep. Jimmy Dixon, R-Duplin, is preparing today for his second term in Raleigh. Dixon, who beat Democrat Rebecca Judge of Duplin County and Libertarian Kevin Hayes of Mount Olive in the District...

John Bell gets seat in N.C. House District 10

Political newcomer Republican John Bell will head to Raleigh in January after defeating Democrat James Hardison for the state House District 10 seat by nearly a two to one margin. Bell, of Rosewood, defeated Hardison, of Kinston, in a...

Residents happy, discouraged by president's re-election win

Some were excited about the prospect of four more years with President Barack Obama in the White House. Others were disappointed. In many ways, the attitude in Wayne County reflected just how tight this year's election really was. Jim Murphy,...

It's about more than winning for Goldsboro football players

A dozen Goldsboro High football players bow their heads in prayer. In just about 24 hours they will kick off their playoff push toward the N.C. High School Athletic Association state championship. But, for now, it's time for reflection....

Best, Gray, McCullen out

With the exception of the county's two minority district commissioners, one of whom was unopposed, Wayne County voters Tuesday made history as they swept the Democratic Party out of power for the first time in more than a century. Close...

Radford, Cannon, Smith earn spots on board

Two incumbents and a newcomer will fill the three openings on the Wayne County Board of Education. Eddie Radford, current chairman of the board, won his bid for a second term, this time against a fellow board member. The...

Obama wins; Republicans take state and local government

Here are your winners of Tuesday's contested races of particular local interest. For more details, including how Wayne County swung, and complete coverage, see Wednesday's News-Argus and visit www.NewsArgus.com. Follow any further developments on our Facebook page and on...