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Monday, October 24, 2005

Candlelight vigil

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit More than 50 people took part in a candlelight vigil Saturday night at the Herman Park gazebo in memory of victims of domestic violence. The vigil was sponsored by the Lighthouse of Wayne County. Survivors of domestic...

City officials struggle to overcome record gas prices

Some people have canceled weekend trips. Others are now carpooling to work and putting their children on the school bus. Many people have changed their routine trying to save a few dollars since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, creating...

Municipal elections are Nov. 8

Residents of Wayne County's municipalities, except Goldsboro, will go to the polls Nov. 8 to choose representatives for their town boards. Municipal elections will be held in Mount Olive, Pikeville, Eureka, Seven Springs and Walnut Creek. The election of representatives...

Flooding problems to be discussed

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive Mayor Ruff Huggins said the committee formed to resolve flooding problems in town will meet next month with the Army Corps of Engineers to determine the town's next step. The meeting is tentatively set for...

Rain hurt profit, but official happy with '05 Wayne fair

Rain put a damper on the profitability of the Wayne Regional Fair this year, cutting into attendance during the fair's final days. But fair officials said they were not discouraged by the wet weather and reduced gate receipts and expect...

Defending Stewfest champs to compete without chief cook

ALBERTSON -- Jamie Grady and her dad keep their trophy for winning last year's Stewfest cook-off displayed on the counter at the R-Mart. She said her dad, Jimmy Johnson, taught her how to cook the award-winning shrimp stew, and they...

Grandmother charged in granddaughter's death to appear in court today

MOUNT OLIVE -- A grandmother charged with murdering her granddaughter was to make a first appearance in court today. Mount Olive Police officials said Carolyn Ann Boyette, 57, of East Slocumb Street in Mount Olive was charged with murder Saturday...

'Sleepy Hollow' production begins Nov. 3

The Center Stage production of 'Sleepy Hollow' will debut Thursday, Nov. 3, and run through Sunday at Herman Park Center. A feature story Sunday incorrectly listed the dates. The correct days and times are Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at...

Public records

Shootings One man was shot at, another was wounded and a home was damaged by gunfire in separate weekend incidents, according to the law-enforcement reports. Richard Elliott, 21, of Fussell Street was walking Tuesday in the 500 block of West...

Gauge size incorrectly listed

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Seven Springs town commissioner Danny Carter said when he told the board during a meeting last week the Army Corps of Engineers wanted to install a 20-by-20 stream gauge on the riverbank behind the River House, he...