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Monday, June 13, 2005

Full jail

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber The Wayne County Jail has set up beds on the floors of prisoners' cells to deal with the overcrowding the facility is experiencing. For more information see No vacancy at the jail....

Boat business gauges workforce

A major boat manufacturing company is considering locating in Wayne County. An advertisement in the News-Argus classified section said the company would be looking skilled workers to fill as many as 250 jobs. Joanna Thompson, president of the Wayne County...

No vacancy at the jail

Jessica Clark has been sitting in the Wayne County jail for more than two weeks now, and isn't scheduled to go to trial until July. Her offense? Failure to pay child-support. Ms. Clark, 40, has two children, ages 18 and...

Building a new jail might not be the answer

When Wayne County commissioners learned in January it would cost more than $14 million to expand the county jail, they decided to look at less expensive ways to handle the growing jail population. According to Sheriff Carey Winders, it costs...

Friday is deadline to sign up for tobacco buyout

With Friday the deadline for tobacco farmers and quota holders to apply for the federal buyout, about 90 percent of those eligible in Wayne County have signed up. Fewer than 100 of the 1,229 farmers and quota holders in the...

Duplin EDC goes non-profit

KENANSVILLE -- Switching Duplin County's economic development efforts from county control to two non-profit groups will boost business in the county, said county officials who approved the move last week. Duplin County commissioners gave their blessing Thursday to the formation...

Three more jurors seated for Lane trial, total stands at eight

Three more jurors have been seated -- bringing the total to eight -- to hear the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane in Wayne County Superior Court. The four other jurors who were accepted by the prosecution were excused...

Public records

Father charged with shooting son A father who shot and wounded his son after an argument was arrested Sunday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with a felony firearms offense. Corey Bernard Manuel, 46, of Ruskin Road, Dudley,...