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Monday, April 18, 2005

A wish takes flight

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Evan Moriarty tests out Johston Air Force Base's free fall simulator while his mother looks on Friday Morning at Johnston Air Force Base. For more information see The Make-A-Wish Foundation gives Evan Moriarty a day at Seymour...

The Make-A-Wish Foundation gives Evan Moriarty a day at Seymour Johnson AFB

Evan Moriarty's big wish came true Friday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The 5-year-old boy, who suffers from cancer, got the red-carpet treatment at the base. His visit, sponsored by the Make-a-Wish Foundation, gave him a chance to be...

Mobile home standards to be heard

Wayne County residents will get a chance to offer their opinions on a proposed mobile home standards ordinance Tuesday during a public hearing. The hearing is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. in the commissioner's meeting room on the fourth floor of...

Truck driver charged; woman stable at Pitt

A truck driver has been charged with failure to stop for a stop sign and careless and reckless driving after his tractor-trailer collided with a car driven by a woman Thursday night near Seven Springs. Brandon Eric White, 24, of...

Public records

Woman shot A woman was accidentally shot Sunday night as a man cleaned a .32 caliber handgun in Eureka, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Tanica Grays, 24, was wounded in her home on Baker Street. She was...

Norwayne students raise $1,400 to fight Parkinson's

The P.E.P. Club at Norwayne Middle School raised more than $1,400 through a coin drive and the sale of bracelets to be donated to research into Parkinson's Disease. April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Dana Lewis, a teacher at Norwayne and...

Duplin solid waste agreement gets second reading

KENANSIVLLE -- Duplin commissioners were to hear a second reading of a solid waste agreement with Waste Industries today. Commissioners can vote on the matter after the second reading of the 10-year contract to take the county's garbage. The agenda...

Opinion: Local connection

She was one of the “boat people.” They were the desperate South Vietnamese who fled their country when it fell to the communists after the U.S. pull-out. Many died on the pathetic, overcrowded boats that ran or drifted for...