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Monday, July 25, 2005

Wayne to see power from methane

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber This is part of the gas removal system at the Wayne County landfill. The gas is directed to a central flare through a vacuum system, where it is burned off. The county will add 14 more wells...

Rain helps, but heat and drought take toll on crops

Hot, dry weather has hurt crops across Wayne and surrounding counties but last week's rainfall helped ease the drought somewhat, say farmers, who are hoping for more showers this week. Mike Jones, a farmer in the Nahunta community, said recent...

Cherry worker shot by patient remains stable

A Cherry Hospital health care technician wounded during a Friday afternoon shooting at the hospital remained in stable condition today, with local and state authorities continuing to investigate the case. William Shelton Denning, 44, underwent surgery at Wayne Memorial Hospital...

Methane gas produced from landfill waste will be converted into electricity

By next winter, the lights in your house could be powered by garbage from the Wayne County landfill. Methane gas, a by-product of landfill waste, will be converted to electricity by Methane Credit, an Arizona- based company with offices in...

Southern Family Markets purchases Winn-Dixie store

A new player has entered the grocery game in Wayne County. Southern Family Markets has purchased seven former Winn-Dixie stores, including the one on Wayne Memorial Drive in Goldsboro. The company will take over operations at the store at the...

Correction

A subheadline in Sunday's edition of The News-Argus misidentified the victim in a Friday afternoon shooting. The patient who shot the officer and killed himself was Clifton Gentry. Arturo Pizano was an officer with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and...

Mount Olive Chamber names Castle director

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce announced today the appointment of Kelley Castle as chamber president. She replaces Patti O'Donoghue, who is retiring. Ms. Castle comes to the chamber from Smith Advertising in Fayetteville. She has...

Police nab three suspects in thefts of go-cart, ATVs

A go-cart was stolen Sunday night from a Goldsboro business and two four-wheelers were stolen from another business before dawn today. Goldsboro police arrested two juveniles in the first theft and an 18-year-old in the second. Officers answered an alarm...

Public records

Two wrecks cause $15,000 in damages Two accidents, only seconds apart Friday at West Ash and North James streets, resulted in about $15,100 in damages, Goldsboro police reported. The first wreck happened at 1:02 p.m., with one of the drives...

Opinon -- 'Ruminating'

This column probably should fall in the category of "ruminating." I haven't checked, but my old friend Daniel Webster probably records the definition as something like this: "Ruminate. To chew one's cud. " That's probably what daughter Susan, who is...

New records highs could be set

Record highs For Wayne County could be broken this week although one of the highest temperatures ever recorded in July was 108 on July 22, 1932. Temperatures today and Tuesday only have to top 100 and 102, respectively, to break...