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Friday, June 10, 2005

117 construction site

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Traffic is directed into one lane on the U.S. 117 bypass near Jeffreys Cabinet Company where the new U.S. 117 highway will join the old road. Construction of the entire stretch of U.S. 117 from Wilson to...

Paramount price tag: 10 million dollars

The architects for a new Paramount Theater said Thursday that its construction could easily cost $10 million, roughly twice what the City Council had hoped to spend. That estimate had the Paramount Theater Committee reconsidering its options, including eliminating balcony...

Tasha Logan named assistant city manager

All city employees will eventually get a raise in next year's budget, and a handful will have their positions reclassified. One of those is Tasha Logan, who has served as assistant to the city manager for the past year. Ms....

Juror in Lane trial questioned over comments

Jury selection in the Eric Lane murder trial almost hit a snag again Thursday when the defense questioned whether a member of the jury pool had talked about the case with other possible jurors. Lane's first trial ended in a...

Mobile home park owner complains about county plan

A Wayne County mobile home park owner told county commissioners Tuesday that the county's plan to ban the movement of older mobile homes is unfair. Lonnie Casey Jr. said mobile homes are being unfairly targeted for regulation. "During the last...

Briefly

Lending library closed The Wayne County Partnership for Children lending library will be closed for inventory from June 27 until July 15. Any lending library members who have items checked out are requested to return them to the office, 800...

Public records

Gunshots damage vehicle, 2 homes Gunfire before dawn today damaged a vehicle and two homes, according to reports filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. A gunshot damaged a compact auto between Thursday night and dawn today at the home...

Battered women's shelter will change to co-directors

The Lighthouse of Wayne County has restructured its leadership, switching from one director to two co-directors. The organization provides shelter for women suffering from domestic violence or sexual assault. Cheri Seronick and Mary Bolin are the new co-directors. Mrs. Seronick...

Camp will help children dealing with loss

When school is out during the lazy days of summer, it's supposed to be a carefree time of fun and frolic. But even warm temperatures cannot distract a child who has lost a loved one. Home Health and Hospice Care,...

Fremont board makes budget change

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board made one change in its proposed 2005-06 budget this week during a special workshop at Town Hall. But the aldermen also discussed how to help downtown businesses and the removal of junked vehicles. Town...

Fire damages Duplin restaurant

WARSAW -- A fire Thursday night did heavy damage to the Taste of Country Restaurant on West N.C. 24. Duplin Fire Marshal Jimmy Pate said trouble with deep fat fryer caused the fire, which extended into the ceiling. Firefighters knocked...

Arlene's winds increase to 55 mph

Tropical storm Arlene strengthened Friday as it moved northward through the Gulf of Mexico, bearing down on the U.S. Gulf Coast still recovering from last year's hurricanes. Tropical storm watches were posted from Florida to Louisiana for Arlene, the Atlantic...

Correction

A photograph in Wednesday's News-Argus incorrectly identified Miranda Millard, 5, of Mount Olive, as Miranda Crawford....