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Friday, September 30, 2005

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Katherine Nunn and Evadeane Jones judge cans of tomatoes at the fair on Thursday afternoon. For more information see Judges make their marks....

Gas prices still spiking

The wholesale price of gas this week had Judson Pope of E.J. Pope & Son in Mount Olive shaking his head. Pope is one of Wayne County's major fuel distributors. He said he is finding wide disparities between the prices...

Judges make their marks

A lot of judging took place Thursday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Educational booths, artwork and even goats were judged on everything from orginality to conformation. Dozens of area children and their goats competed in the showmanship and meat...

Sweet potato decorators turn spuds into bugs and studs

No mashing, slicing, cubing, frying or boiling allowed. And please, no pies. After all, these potatoes have personality. Judges at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair met Thursday afternoon to evaluate this year's entries into the 4-H Club's Sweet Potato Decorating...

Ash Street paving project nearing end

Drivers finally got some good news about the ongoing paving project on Ash Street -- the end is near. By the end of next week, road crews, night-time delays and confusing detours should be gone, said Kevin Bowen, an engineer...

Duplin picked for study 21-year study of babies, children

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County will be the only location in North Carolina, and one of six in the country, taking part in a national study that will track children from the womb to age 21, federal researchers say. The National...

Only local endocrinologist will close his county office

Dr. Michael Brennan, the area's only endocrinologist, is closing up shop next month, leaving local health officials faced with whether to recruit a replacement and patients with a new doctor hunt of their own. Brennan, whose office has been part...

Wayne students donating blood

High school students in Wayne County Public Schools are giving of themselves, donating blood to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross conducts a blood drive at each of the high schools during the school year. On Sept. 20, students...

Public records

Arson charges filed in house fire Three men from Dudley were arrested Thursday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with second-degree arson in connection with the burning of a mobile home near Dudley. One of the men, William...