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Thursday, September 9, 2004

A sign of autumn

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Signs of fall are starting to appear in Wayne County. One of those signs are the bright purple berries produced by the American beautyberry plant....

Mount Olive officers to be suspended -- SBI investigating allegations of stealing from drivers

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three Mount Olive police officers face suspension as the result of an investigation into whether officers stole money from drivers they had stopped. The News-Argus has learned that the three officers' names are Sgt. Josh Ehnert, shift...

City officials says school must be inspected before it can operate

Charis Prep, a private school founded over the summer and operated at Abundant Life Fellowship on Sheridan Forest Road, could face being shut down by Goldsboro building inspectors if the proper steps are not taken. Goldsboro's chief building inspector, Ed...

Feast in the East to showcase Wayne barbecue

A celebration of eastern North Carolina barbecue will be at the center of the first Feast in the East Festival. Patty Graham, membership and marketing director for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, hopes that promoting barbecue will attract crowds,...

Century of life -- Eunice Green keeps busy at 102 years old

Miss Eunice Green turned 102 Wednesday, and she's going to have a surprise party Sunday. Luckily, newsprint is too small for her to read. So don't tell her about the party! And just forget about helping her with her chores,...

Motosts surprised Wednesday by seat belt checkpoint

MOUNT OLIVE -- Surprise was how some motorists were described when they were stopped Wednesday during a "Click It or Ticket" checkpoint, just east of Mount Olive. Maj. Ralph Schroeder said Mount Olive police do routine checks of businesses in...

Parkstown project nears end

Wayne County is nearing the end of the Parkstown project, but one neighbor asked this week if it's truly been neighborhood revitalization. "I thought revitalization meant improving what is there," John Jackson said to county commissioners Tuesday. "We've had people...

Seven Springs board accepts Mayor's resignation

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The town board has accepted Jewel Kilpatrick's resignation as mayor. Mayor Pro Tem Emma Ward told the Seven Springs town board Wednesday that she will try to fill in as mayor until the end of the year,...

Briefly

Helping Florida The Marion Edwards Recovery Center Initiatives, based in the Rosewood community, is collecting items to send to Florida victims of Hurricane Frances. Needed are water, canned foods, children's and adults' diapers, electric fans, gloves, garbage bags, flashlights, C...

Public records

Two men wanted The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the location of two men wanted for multiple offenses. Best Andrew Douglas "Doug" Best, 44, is wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. He was described as white, 5-feet-9...

Professor of classical guitar to perform at Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- Derek Day, adjunct professor of classical guitar, will perform at Mount Olive College on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Rodgers Chapel. Featured works will include selections from Bach, Scarlatti and Giulani. Day is also a professor...