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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Fire destroys furniture restoration business

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Monday afternoon fire of undetermined origin destroyed an old chicken house that was being used as a furniture restoration business. Red Hill Distributors was using the building on N.C. 55 to restore school desks. It was...

Half-brothers sentenced

Two half-brothers accused of gunning down two men outside of an illegal liquor house almost two years ago accepted 11th-hour plea bargains Monday. Both were sentenced to prison. Quavoris Kendra Wellington, 25, of North Madison Avenue entered an Alford...

TORNADO WATCH

A tornado watch was issued today for Wayne and surrounding counties until 4 p.m. The National Weather Service said severe storms are possible with winds up to 70 mph, hail one-inch in diameter and dangerous lightning. A watch means conditions...

Election Board takes registration to students

Politics is joining the latest movies, music and TV shows as hot topics at local high schools as hundreds of seniors become eligible to vote this year. The Wayne County Board of Elections has registered nearly 220 students during lunch-time...

Author, historian to speak at Belk Lecture

An award-winning author and historian will be this year's speaker at the Henry Belk Lecture. Henry Wiencek's latest book, "An Imperfect God -- George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America," has been nominated for the Los Angeles Times...

Atkins named to Best Doctor list

Dr. James Atkins of Southeastern Medical Oncology Center has again been chosen by his peers as one of the best cancer doctors in the country. For two years in a row, Atkins will be listed on the "Best Doctors"...

Money being raised for airmen memorial

Airmen stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base who lost their lives in battle will be memorialized in a new addition to Heritage Park. Construction of a memorial plaza should be completed in late August. It will be in...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Four .22-caliber rifles and two shotguns were stolen Monday after a door glass was smashed at a home in the 100 block of Tilghman Drive, sheriff's deputies said. The resident, Ronald...

Woman gets new house through federal program

Hattie Mae Harper's smile broke through Monday's gray gloom as Mayor Al King handed her the keys to her new home. The sparkling new modular home stands on the same site where Ms. Harper's old home stood for 52...

Briefly

Medicare seminar The new Medicare prescription drug program will be discussed at a Medicare seminar April 27 at 10 a.m. at the Wayne County Public Library. The seminar is being sponsored by the seniors' health insurance information program of the...