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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wrightsville Beach

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Waves created by Hurricane Ophelia's winds crash upon the shore at Wrightsville beach as onlookers watch the Atlantic Tuesday. For more pictures, see the print edition of today's News-Argus. For more information see Ophelia flooding not as...

Ophelia flooding not as severe as feared

Hurricane Ophelia continued its slow crawl along North Carolina's coastline early today, but early indications were that the storm had not brought the severe flooding many feared. Ophelia was expected to churn away from land and into the Atlantic Ocean...

Ophelia leaves little damage here

Wayne County emergency management authorities reported no damage from Hurricane Ophelia. Duplin officials said damage was minimal, with a few tree limbs downed. Mel Powers, Wayne's emergency management director, said today that his office had received no reports of damages...

Elementary school's project gets board OK

A sewer project to accommodate rapid growth at Northwest Elementary School was approved by the school board Monday night. The project, estimated to cost $750,000, will be paid for through matching funds from the state, said Sprunt Hill, assistant superintendent...

Testimony continues in Moore trial

The first-degree murder trial of Marcus Dominique Moore was to resume late this morning in Wayne County Superior Court after a one-day delay because of Hurricane Ophelia. Judge Jay D. Hockenbury recessed court Tuesday afternoon until 11 a.m. today, because...

Litter Sweep planned for Sept. 24

The roads of Wayne County will get a makeover next weekend. Keep Wayne County Beautiful will hold its annual Fall Litter Sweep on Saturday, Sept. 24. Corporations, businesses, county and city officials, civic groups, churches, youth groups and individuals are...

Public records

Fugitive found One of two fugitives wanted by federal and local authorities was found Wednesday in Wayne County, officials said. Swanel Moses, 51, was found in a home in the 100 block of Dawson Drive in Edwards Mobile Home Park....

Board to wait on ETJ zone vote

KENANSVILLE -- The Kenansville Town Board Monday night tabled a vote on establishing an extra-territorial jurisdiction around the town until its Dec. 5 meeting. The board is considering a plan that would create the zone that would extend for a...

Princeton to get matching funds for memorial park

PRINCETON -- Princeton will get a $64,913 matching federal grant for its Ray Floors Memorial Park. Mayor Don Rains made the announcement during the last town board meeting. He said the grant will be matched with local funds and other...

Duplin looking forward to more school funds

KENANSVILLE -- The recent passage of a lottery in state General Assembly was good news for Duplin School Superintendent Tommy Benson. He said he was told the lottery could be implemented in another six to eight months. Forty percent of...

Wayne to offer over 50 condensed courses

Wayne Community College is offering more than 50 condensed courses during the second half of fall semester. The college has scheduled one day of registration for the condenses courses for next week and another two days of registration in October....