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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tool theft ring broken up

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending against three people charged in a series of Wayne County and Goldsboro robberies, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Ashley Renee Briggs, 24, and Jeffery Allen Briggs, 22, both...

Pharmacy marks its 50th year

Mike Raper, pharmacist at Raper Discount Drug, was only in the ninth grade when his father, Frank, now 82 years old, built the new location on Wayne Memorial Drive. Now his father is retired, and the younger Raper runs...

Looking back: Helms shares thoughts on development

Joanna Helms measures the success of Wayne County economic development over the past 20 years not just in brick and mortar and jobs, but in the county's ability to remain successful in a vastly changed industry recruitment environment. Mrs....

Highway planning advances

MOUNT OLIVE -- The state is continuing to refine designs for the extension of I-795 between Goldsboro and I-40 in Sampson County. The I-795 design committee will meet July 30 in Raleigh. Along with a feasibility study being conducted...

Calling all Cougars (and Cougars at heart)

David Perry had a sense of pride in Goldsboro High School before he even walked through its doors. "Growing up as a young child, I always looked forward to one day being able to play football at Goldsboro High...

$61,000 in heroin seized

A Goldsboro man suspected of supplying local mid-level drug dealers with heroin from Newark, N.J., is being held in the Greene County Jail today under a $1,000,000 secured bond. Investigators say Willie James Barr Jr., 41, of 913 Fourth St.,...

Gunshots are fired outside city home

jjoyce@newsargus.com One man was injured and two others spared Saturday in an early morning shooting outside a residence on National Drive, according to a Goldsboro police report. The drive-by shooting took place at 1:35 a.m. According to the report, Brandon...

Program offers healthy cooking tips, and message to share with others

bbarclay@newsargus.com Ophelia White thought she knew how to cook, but during a recent Cook Smart Eat Smart class at the Wayne Center, she discovered she was not always making meals the right -- or healthy -- way. The 29 other...

County commmissioners, Mount Olive Town Board to eye airport transfer details

sherring@newsargus.com If there was one project that was in the heart of the late J.D. Evans, it was the desire to see a new library built in his town of Mount Olive. This week, his former colleagues on the Wayne...