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Friday, April 29, 2005

Berry Pickers

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Cold weather delayed the start of strawberry season and growers began picking the juicy berries in Wayne and surrounding counties only recently. But agricultural agents say farmers are expecting a bumper crop, thanks to plenty of rain....

County, board meet to talk money

Wayne County commissioners heard from county school officials Thursday about how schools are funded, about their facility needs and about programs the schools are ordered by the state to provide. But after a five-hour meeting Thursday, commissioners were still in...

Arts Council begins drive to add new members

The Arts Council of Wayne County's membership campaign has begun. The goal is $100,000, and the first step is the mailing of letters to Arts Council members and supporters. The Arts Council board heard the details of the campaign during...

Cancer survivor team ready for Relay for Life

The annual Relay for Life has a special meaning for members of the Purple Stars Survivor team. All its members are cancer survivors. The members of the team range in age from 40 to over 80. Some are still receiving...

Public records

Woman tied up, robbed by pair A 21-year-old woman was assaulted and tied up Thursday night in her home and robbed by two young black men of cash, a pet dog and other property, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported....

Swimming will be late at park this summer

The lake swimming area at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will not open on Memorial Day weekend as normally scheduled, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The 11-acre manmade lake is drained annually for routine maintenance,...

American Red Cross water safety day held

The Red Cross wants children to respect -- not fear -- the water so it held a day of activities to do just that. The three-day event was held this week at Herman Park Center. Various stations were set up...

50 of Wayne County's best qualify for Duke program

Fifty Wayne County Public Schools students qualified for participation in this year's Duke University Talent Identification Program, with 11 of those recognized for outstanding academic skills. Since 1980, the program has identified seventh-graders from a 16-state region in the South,...

Walnut Creek won't face property tax hike

WALNUT CREEK -- Village residents will not face a property tax increase to pay for Walnut Creek's proposed 2005-06 budget. But they may have to pay higher monthly utility bills. Sewer rates will rise if, as expected, Goldsboro increases what...

Duplin burning rules clarified

KENANSVILLE -- Some people think it's OK to burn trash in barrels because they have always done it that way, Duplin officials said. It's not. The N.C. Division of Air Quality enforces the state's open burning rules, and many local...