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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Bountiful harvest

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Corn pours from a harvester on the farm of Jerry and Dan Pipkin on Ebenezer Church Road on Tuesday. The corn crop in most sections of Wayne County has been good this year, according to agriculture extension...

Campaign ad must change, officer says

School board Chairman Pete Gurley has been told to change one of his campaign flyers after his opponent filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections. Joseph Hackett, contender for Gurley's at-large seat, filed a complaint with the Wayne...

Church and school summit set for Saturday

Building a better partnership between church and school will be addressed at a workshop this weekend. As part of a faith-based and community initiative with Wayne County public schools, Best Grove Missionary Baptist Church will host Saturday's event from 10...

Search scaled back for missing hiker

CULLOWHEE -- A search for a missing Rosewood High School graduate continues in the woods of western North Carolina, but it is no longer for rescue. The family of Joel Esteppe learned last week that the search is a recovery...

Election turnout forecast to be 65 percent

Wayne County officials are expecting nearly two out of every three registered voters to come to the polls on Nov. 2. Elections Director Gary Sims told the county commissioners Tuesday that he is planning for 65 percent turnout on Election...

Analyst sees more problems for manufacturing sector

MOUNT OLIVE -- A recession in manufacturing continues to hurt North Carolina's economy, and investing money to train laid-off workers for new jobs is crucial, a state official says. Dan Gerlach, state senior policy adviser for fiscal affairs, discussed the...

County decides against hybrids

The Wayne County commissioners decided to go with diesel-powered cars rather than the hybrid gas-electric ones. The board awarded a $100,950 contract to Joe Pecheles Volkswagen of Greenville for six diesel Volkswagens for the Environmental Health Department. Frema Motors of...

Public records

Shed fire A fire that destroyed a shed and its contents at 400 Green Drive was referred to police for further investigation. A Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airman, Tanya Orwig, was riding by the home, saw the flames, woke...

Briefly

Voter registration There will be a voter registration drive at the Wal-Mart store in Goldsboro on Saturday between 8 and noon. The drive is sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 299. Trick or treat Trick-or-treat hours for Halloween will be on...

Treasurer brings stories of heroics to Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- State Treasurer Richard Moore co-wrote a book about the heroes of Hurricane Floyd, and Tuesday, he gave former Mayor Jewel Kilpatrick a signed copy of it. Mrs. Kilpatrick is featured in a story in the new book,...

Leadership class climbs to new heights for teamwork

The 2004-05 class of Leadership Wayne County began its year with a retreat last weekend at Camp Seagull in Arapahoe. The 16 class members met at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce last Friday, then traveled to the camp to...

Outdoors production pleases audience

The writings of Carl Sandburg and six young people's presentations of it received a good response from Wayne Community College students Tuesday night. The performance -- and one for Mount Olive College students earlier that day -- preceded fund-raising presentations...

Fremont nears end of revitalization

FREMONT -- Fremont has almost completed one program to replace substandard homes and hopes to start another. David Harris, the program administrator from R.S.M. Harris and Associates of Goldsboro, said at Tuesday's town board meeting that the project will be...

Duplin Home Care changes name to Carolina East

Duplin Home Care & Hospice is changing its name to Carolina East, and a hospice center is coming to Kenansville. Home care is an ever-changing field regulated by Medicare and the state, said Lynn Hardy, a registered nurse and the...