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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Fires keep volunteer departments hopping

"It was a mess," said Elroy Volunteer Fire Chief Steve Mozingo. He was referring to three fires flaming up around the same time Wednesday afternoon. All seven fire departments on the east side of Wayne County were scrambling to respond....

Economy here taking turn for the better

The economy in Wayne County seems to be taking a turn for the better, which was evident from the turnout at the annual Wayne County Job Fair held at Wayne Com-munity College. Bill Pate, manager of the Employment Security...

School buses, property damaged

Eleven school buses were vandalized sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday at Spring Creek High School, according to a Wayne County sheriff's report. Damages were estimated at $6,450. Windshields, windows and headlights were smashed, the report said. One school bus was...

Red Cross 'heroes' raising money

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross started its second annual Heroes Campaign on Wednesday. "Heroes" are asked to raise at least $1,000. The money raised will stay in Wayne County and be used for local service...

Ambassadors visit News-Argus

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce says it is continuing to improve the economic climate among its members by sending its ambassadors out to area businesses to learn more about them. The ambassadors can pass what they learn onto...

Bentonville re-creation scheduled

FOUR OAKS -- On March 20 and 21, a re-creation of Camp Vance in the form of a Confederate military camp of instruction will be held at Bentonville Battlefield to commemorate the 139th anniversary of the battle. Ongoing close-order military...

Pickle Festival set

MOUNT OLIVE -- Plans are set for the 2004 N.C. Pickle Festival. The festival this year will be held April 22 through 25. The event attracts vendors from several states and an estimated 15,000 visitors, says a spokesman for the...

Briefly

Road to be closed Stony Hill Road will be closed for two weeks starting Monday because of the construction of a bridge for the new U.S. 117. The construction will affect the portion of the road between the existing U.S....

Raleigh St. Patrick Day parade, festival set for Saturday

RALEIGH -- The 22nd Annual Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival is set for Saturday in downtown Raleigh. The parade theme is "Celtic Roots -- Southern Branches," focusing on over 200 years of Irish and Scotch-Irish influences on the...

Sarah's refuge needs financial help

The board of a refuge for battered women and children is looking for ways to pay the rent at a new shelter and repair the burned one for administrative offices and a thrift shop. A fire damaged the Sarah's...

Public records

Man captured A 37-year-old man wanted on three felony charges in Wayne County was arrested recently by Fayetteville police, detained in the Cumberland County Jail and turned over Wednesday to Wayne County sheriff's officers. Herbert Ainsworth Henderson Jr. of N.C....

Chinquapin School will be demolished

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commissioners have decided to demolish the Omega Building near Rose Hill and the old Chinquapin School. The board agreed to let Harkins Enterprise tear down the Omega Building for $34,000. Harkins also said it...