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Thursday, September 30, 2004

For the children of Iraq

News-Argus/Dennis Hill The State Employees Association of North Carolina donates 2,000 teddy bears and other stuffed animal toys to the 230th Support Battalion of the N.C. National Guard to be distributed to Iraqi children: From left, Shirley Grice, the...

Vioxx recall surprises Wayne doctors

From staff and AP reports Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. is pulling its blockbuster arthritis drug Vioxx from the market worldwide, because new data from a clinical trial found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Some doctors in...

2,000 teddy bears going to Iraq

A familiar item will soon bring smiles to the faces of Iraqi children. Members of the North Carolina Army National Guard's 230th Support Battalion Family Readiness Group in Goldsboro began preparing Wednesday to send over 2,000 teddy bears to Iraq....

School board to consider budget cuts later

The school board's finance committee tentatively ap-proved a budget resolution that includes the new teacher supplement but not the $900,000 in cuts that the school system says it will have to make. Nan Barwick, assistant superintendent for finance, said the...

Today at the fair

The Wayne Regional Agricult-ural Fair begins today. Here are highlights of today's schedule. *1 p.m. -- judging of all individual exhibits and educational booths *4 p.m. -- Gates open to the public. Power's Great American Midway opens *5:30 p.m. --...

Big Sweep scheduled for Saturday

Wayne County's waterways will be cleaner after Saturday's Big Sweep. Several groups have signed up to tackle the dirty job of picking up trash. But more volunteers are still needed. Big Sweep 2004 will be held from 9 a.m. to...

Duplin EMS opens headquarters

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Emergency Medical Services has moved into its new office and is working to provide professional ambulance service throughout the county. The county is moving from volunteer-run EMS to a paid staff due a drop in the...

Briefly

Working together at last Jamie Wooten and Kevin Scott, both former Wayne County residents enjoying successful careers in the entertainment business, have finally gotten the chance to work together. Scott is doing the casting for "Half and Half" this season,...

Public records

Airman's fatal crash under investigation KINSTON -- A traffic collision in which an airman from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was killed remained under investigation by the Highway Patrol. The victim, Curtis Faison, 35, was riding a motorcycle Saturday night...

Local Digest

Bloodmobiles scheduled for October Following is the October Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Oct. 7: Southern Wayne High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Community...

Around Wayne

This Thursday feature is designed to assist readers in planning activities for the weekend and beyond. Coming up are: Tuesdays, Oct. 5-26: Foundation of Wayne Community College presents "Gods & Idiots: Introducing Homer's 'Iliad'," 7 p.m., room 210, Dogwood Building....