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Sunday, May 9, 2004

Community college diplomas awarded

An overflowing crowd stood, sat and mostly fanned on the lawn of Wayne Community College Friday night as 403 students received their diplomas. Among them were two very pregnant associate degree nursing graduates. Tara Humphries, public information officer at...

Mount Olive College holds 50th commencement

MOUNT OLIVE -- More than 2,000 people packed into College Hall on Saturday afternoon for the 50th commencement ceremonies at Mount Olive College. It was a year of records, said President J. William Byrd. He said 295 graduates received...

Primary needed as Chance gets Deeds opponent

The end of the filing period Friday was a relief for some county commissioners, school board members, legislators and judges who will not have challengers this year. But it was a pain for Wayne County Register of Deeds John...

People 'embraced me for me'

A familiar sight around the Wayne Community College campus for the past few years has been the duo of Tyrone Starkie and his mom, Evelyn. Tyrone, 21, was born with muscular dystrophy but is fiercely independent with his electric...

Accident victim beats the odds

Penelope Scoggins Taylor has beaten more than a few of the odds since being critically injured in a car accident 11 years ago. She suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for 10 days at Pitt...

American Legion treats military spouses to dinner

Two-year-old Jake Wether-ington played on the floor in the hallway of the Family Assistance wing of the National Guard Armory. His dad, Sgt. Dan Wether-ington, has been deployed by the National Guard. The American Legion treated his mother, Carla,...

Tour group gets a glimpse of life down on the farm

By BONNIE EDWARDS News-Argus Staff Writer MOUNT OLIVE -- Mama cows mooed at the hayride trailer when it didn't stop as it normally does on tours. Two of the cows have had babies, and the other three are due...

Public record

Man with weapon An 18-year-old man with a handgun reportedly kicked in the front door of Ameenah Plummer's residence on E. Oak Street on Friday night. She told police he pointed the gun at her and her husband, but...