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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Holocaust Survivor Speech

News-Argus/Renee Carey Hallie Hulse, 15, left, and Helen Baddour, 17, both students at Eastern Wayne High School, take a moment to speak with Holocaust survivor Gizella Abramson before her speech Monday at Wayne Community College. For more information see...

Limited rain keeps water supply low

Although rain fell in Wayne County today, the recent stretch of dry weather has city officials concerned. Mayor Al King said Monday that he and other city officials are keeping a close eye on levels at the Neuse River intake...

Residents thank city at meeting

At the first of a series of city-sponsored neighborhood meetings, residents of the Kornegay Street area told officials that dilapidated homes were a big concern. They provide sanctuary for thieves and drug dealers, the residents said. A few days after...

Duplin Commons complex dedicated

KENANSVILLE -- The new Duplin Commons complex south of Kenansville represents "a celebration of agriculture," said U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, who spoke at a dedication ceremony Monday. About 300 people attended the event. The $11.2-million facility is "first-class," McIntyre said,...

Delta to cut Kinston flights from 3 to 2

Delta Airline's decision to reduce daily flights at the Kinston Regional Jetport was a product of changes in the airline industry, not traffic in Kinston, said a company spokesman. Delta carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines announced it will scale back from...

Wayne's last surviving Pearl Harbor vet dies

Wayne County has lost its last surviving Pearl Harbor veteran. Wesley Grey Singleton died of complications from Parkinson's disease Oct. 27, said his daughter Gail Luckett of Pikeville. Born in Wayne County, Singleton enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934....

Freedom's responsibility

Remembering the horrors experienced by Jews during the Holocaust and mourning those who lost their lives in concentration and death camps are not enough to stop a similar tragedy from happening again. Knowing the consequences of inaction and understanding the...

Public records

Student charged with gun on school grounds A teenager was arrested Monday by a Wayne County sheriff's deputy with a search dog and charged with several felony firearms violations on school grounds. Jason Tyrone Cox, 17, of Kornegay Drive, Dudley,...

Wish Trees up at Berkeley Mall

From Staff Reports The Wish Trees are now up at Berkeley Mall. There are three trees -- one for seniors with star tags, one for boys with car tags and one for girls with bumblebee tags. They are located at...

Day chosen Calypso mayor

From staff reports CALYPSO -- Dr. Greg Day said today that he will accept the job of Calypso mayor. Day was elected mayor when 11 voters wrote his name on the ballot during the municipal election held last week. No...

Duplin courtroom rededicated in ceremony Monday

KENANSVILLE -- About 150 people gathered Monday in the newly-restored Courtroom No. 1 in the Duplin County Courthouse to rededicate the building and celebrate its history. Charles Ingram, a Duplin lawyer, talked about the history of the courthouse, which was...