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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Downy mildew

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The brown object above was once a fine-growing watermelon before a fungus called downy mildew struck Jimmy Herring's field in Walnut Creek. The fungus has taken an especially heavy toll on cucumber farms....

Fungus decimates cucumber crops

Wayne County farmers have seen a drastic reduction in their cucumber yields this summer due to a devastating airborne fungus that has caught them by surprise. Elton Harrison watched all of his 80 acres of cucumbers in LaGrange get...

Schools defend funding for Goldsboro High

Members of the NAACP and Concerned Clergy are alleging that Goldsboro High School has not received federal money it is entitled to for the past two years. Charles Wright, the parent of a Goldsboro High student, said the school...

Mount Olive runway plan endorsed

The Wayne County Transportation Committee has endorsed an extension of Mount Olive Airport's runway. The group of city, county and business representatives voted unanimously Tuesday in support of plans to lengthen the runway from 3,700 feet to 5,000 feet....

Cobey campaigns in Goldsboro

Bill Cobey campaigned in Goldsboro this morning as part of his "Clean Start for North Carolina" tour, a last-minute push to emerge as the Republican candidate for governor. "This election is about providing our state and our nation with...

Planner criticized for zoning recommendation

Wayne County's planning director was accused Tuesday night of pushing his own ideas, instead of the Planning Board's, for development in high-noise areas around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Joe Daughtery, a mobile home dealer, and Ed Wharton both...

Public records

Five charged with guns on same street Six people, including four teen-agers, were charged Tuesday night with carrying concealed guns. Five arrests occurred on 9th Street. Deshawnte M. Artis, 18, of Slaughter Street; David A. Dodson, 23, of Renee Drive,...

North Duplin family suing board of education

FAISON -- A northern Duplin County family is suing the school board for allegedly refusing medical attention to an injured student. Family members say 14-year-old Justin Alphin's jaw was wired shut until last week when the final wires came...

Briefly

Animals of the month The animals of the month at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park are frogs and toads. On Saturday, the park ranger will present a program about several animals with a focus on the hopping amphibians....