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Friday, June 3, 2005

Trailer Fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Dudley, Arrington and Indian Springs volunteer fire departments responded to a mobile home fire early today on Jones-Joyner Lane in Dudley. The home of Ervin Jones was destroyed by the fire. Jones got out of the home...

Commissioners eye budget, consider cuts

The Wayne County Commissioners are trying to avoid a hefty tax hike for property owners, so they are asking the county manager for additional budget information. The board asked County Manager Lee Smith Wednesday to give them a risk assessment...

County wants money details from schools

County commissioners are waiting for an accounting of the school's fund balance to help them make budget decisions. County Manager Lee Smith told commissioners earlier this week he had requested a full analysis of the school system's fund balance, and...

Man, 20, gets time for armed robbery

A 20-year-old man from Dudley has been sentenced to about 10 to 15 years in prison for his part in last year's armed robbery of three young men and the attempted armed robbery of two convenience stores. Ivan Devon Harvey...

Municipalities meet to discuss new radio system

Wayne County asked local municipalities Thursday to support the county's efforts to install a new radio system allowing all emergency responders within Wayne County to communicate. The plan, which would be phased in over the next three years, was presented...

Public Records

Blaze destroys double-wide DUDLEY -- A predawn fire, caused by unattended cooking, destroyed an older double-wide mobile home at 186 Jones and Joyner Lane, a fire official said today. Dudley Fire Chief Kendall Lee said the resident was cooking, then...

Bryant sentenced for rape, assaults

A man who had robbed and assaulted small shopkeepers and raped a woman two years ago in eastern North Carolina has been sentenced to 55 to 68 years in prison for his crimes in Wayne County. Marcus Devon Bryant, 26,...

Faison officials looking for ways to pay for sewer improvement

FAISON -- The Faison Town Board isn't likely to increase the town's tax rate but residents might see water and sewer costs go up to pay for help pay for utility improvements and repairs, said Mayor Bill Igoe. Members of...

Summer school to start next week in Wayne

Summer school classes start next week for students in the Wayne County Public Schools. Students in grades 3, 5 and 8 who scored at a level 1 or 2 on the end-of-grade tests in reading or math are eligible to...

Stand for Children Day observed in Warsaw

WARSAW -- A small group of advocates for abused and neglected children gathered at Veterans Park in Warsaw on Wednesday to observe Stand for Children Day. Clarette Sutton of the Emotions organization, which sponsored the event, said many children in...

Duplin ministers complete chaplain training program

KENANSVILLE -- Six Duplin ministers recently graduated from a eight-month chaplain training program they participated in at Duplin General Hospital. One of the ministers who took the course was Rev. Gail McNeil, who didn't want to see it end. "It...

Briefly

Yard sale The Wayne County Humane Society will have a yard sale Saturday from 7 until 11 a.m. at Carolina Mini Storage, 1301 Parkway Drive. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. Car show planned There will be an open car...