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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Phillips, Quinn recognized by Duplin business groups

KENANSVIILLE -- Paul Phillips of Kenansville was named Duplin County's Industrialist of the Year and Dr. Corbett Quinn was named the recipient of the Duplin Agribusiness Council's Melvin Cording Award for outstanding contributions to agribusiness. Both awards were bestowed Monday....

Ex-Wayne magistrate hired by Lenoir County

A Wayne County magistrate who was fired from her job on Christmas Eve has been hired by Lenoir County. Remona McIver was to be sworn in today in Kinston. Mrs. McIver was one of two magistrates told by Superior Court...

Reaching out to others can strengthen community, speaker says

The Rev. Jim C. Whitfield challenged local leaders and others this morning to reach out to others as a path to a stronger community. Whitfield, pastor of First Pentecostal Holiness Church, spoke at the annual prayer breakfast to mark the...

Two die in Sunday crash

WALLACE -- Charges are pending in the investigation of a collision Sunday morning that took the lives of two children. Austin Tyler Partida, 3, and Heather Brown, 5, of the same address in Willard, N.C., died in the wreck, which...

Duplin company selling dietary supplement

WARSAW -- Six grape growers from across the state have joined to open a new industry in the Business Technology Center here. The company, Nutragon, LLC, converts the hulls of grapes to a dietary supplement that is being sold over...

Public records

Trucks destroyed in building fire MOUNT OLIVE -- Two trucks that were being restored were destroyed, and a shed and a home were damaged in a fire at 216 Winn St., according to reports. Alonzo Lee was washing truck parts...

Mrs. Hooks honored by educators for national technology award

Cathie Hooks, fifth-grade teacher at Tommy's Road Elementary School, said five years ago that she had a fear of computers and technology. But she was determined not to pass it on to her students. "I would not let it keep...

Briefly

There's that word again There it is again, the word "snow," followed by several question marks. As of this morning, the National Weather Service in Raleigh is still trying to sort out the various computer models that predict the movement...