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Friday, April 22, 2005

Pickle prep

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber The town of Mount Olive is gearing up for its 19th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival this weekend. These plants were displayed by the J and R Garden Center and Plant Farm at the intersection of James...

Officials hunt alleged abductor

Wayne County authorities are looking for a suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap a 7-year-old girl Tuesday on Vail Road. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a car with a black hood, roof and trunk and brown...

Bill would alter noise zone rules

Cities and counties might soon be able to create noise zones under a bill sponsored by Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, that was unanimously approved Tuesday by the North Carolina Senate. The bill will now go to the state House of...

Woman gets 13 years in fraud case

A career criminal who swindled a 90-year-old woman out of her life savings has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison. Louretha Mae King, 34, of Slaughter Street, already was serving a four-year sentence after being convicted in...

Wayne named School District of the Year

Wayne County Public Schools has been named School District of the Year for Eastern North Carolina, in recognition of its international education and cultural exchange. The award is from the Visiting International Faculty Program, based in Chapel Hill, the nation's...

Public records

Driver captured following chase A 34-year-old man was arrested before dawn today after he allegedly rammed a deputy's car and was chased by Goldsboro police and Wayne County Sheriff's officers. Mark A. Simpson of Holland Hill Drive evaded a Goldsboro...

Wayne schools honor volunteers

Wayne County Public Schools announced its 2004-05 Volunteer of the Year at a reception Thursday at the Wayne Center. School officials also honored three of the district's top business partners. Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor presented the Terry Eugene Pilkington Volunteer...

Pickle Festival gets underway today in Mount Olive

The North Carolina Pickle Festival begins in earnest today with children's rides in downtown Mount Olive starting at 5 p.m. and a concert by the Band of Oz at the Mount Olive Airport starting at 8. The festival continues Saturday...

Briefly

Education summit The Wayne County Association of Educators and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce are joining together in sponsorship of the first educational summit to be held on April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at...