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Monday, June 6, 2005

The boys of summer

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Wayne County's Matthew Holloman dives back to first base as Snow Hill's Chip Wall waits to receive the pick-off attempt from pitcher Blake Taylor on Sunday night at Scarborough Field. For more information see Wayne County rallies...

Base jets help bring flyer home

A Texas family said goodbye to a missing hero Tuesday after more than 50 years of waiting to bring him home. Capt. Troy G. "Gordie" Cope was flying an F-86 Sabrejet when he was shot down over China by a...

Former Extension Director Lois Britt dies

Lois Britt, a retired Duplin County Cooperative Extension director, was found dead Saturday afternoon at her home in the Beautancus community. She was 69. Mrs. Britt worked for 34 years for the Cooperative Extension Service in Duplin, the last 14...

More jurors summoned in Lane trial

Questioning of a new jury pool started today in Wayne County Superior Court in the murder trial of Eric Lane. Lane, 33, is charged with the rape and murder of 5-year-old Precious Whitfield three years ago. Lane's first trial ended...

County declared 'storm ready'

Wayne County will be recognized Tuesday as one of 32 counties in the state identified as a "storm ready community." Two representatives from the Raleigh office of the National Weather Service will present the county with a letter and special...

Commission will hear fireworks proposal

Pikeville and Berkeley Mall are asking Wayne County commissioners for permission to host a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day. The board is expected to approve the resolution that would allow the town to hold a public celebration on July...

Public records

Speed blamed in fatal crash Excessive speed was blamed for the one-car wreck in which two people died last week, according to a Highway Patrol trooper's report. The driver, Christopher Dale Harrell, 31, and his passenger, his mother, Brenda Lee...