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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Mount Olive College construction

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Construction of a technology building on the campus of Mount Olive College is on schedule, college officials said. Workers have begun laying brick on the structure, which is located next to Moye Library. When finished, it will...

Building projects still on schedule at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Construction of three new buildings at Mount Olive College is on schedule, college officials announced this week. Work on the Pope Wellness Center has advanced the furthest, college President Dr. William Byrd said. Masonry work on the...

Red Cross: County sent $243,229 to help victims

With 26 named storms, 13 of which were hurricanes, 2005 was a busy year for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross, officials said. The most costly disaster was Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug....

Century-old farm books loaned to USDA library

When Johnny Talton inherited his great-great-great aunt's home on Princeton Road, something unusual was inside -- farm books, more than a century old, were stored in a dresser drawer. Talton, a shift supervisor in the county's 911 center, knew the...

SJAFB unveils new equipment for bomb squad

New technology unveiled at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base last week will help bomb defusion experts to more easily and safely disarm explosives. With bomb attacks a severe problem for U.S. forces in Iraq, the advances in equipment to defuse...

Public records

Store robbed; man is charged A convenience store clerk was robbed Tuesday night of $241, and a man was arrested later by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with armed robbery. Jimmy Arnold Crumpler, 42, of Old Grantham Road...

Head Start applications being accepted

WAGES is accepting applications to the Head Start and Early Head Start programs at several locations in the county beginning in January. Applications will be taken on Tuesdays, from Jan. 10 through May 30, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m....

School lunch menus for January 2-6

Following are breakfast and lunch menus for Wayne County Public Schools for the week of Jan 2-6: Monday -- Breakfast: Strawberry Pop Tart. Lunch: Stuffed-crust cheese pizza, baked pork chop with rice and gravy, whole wheat roll, steamed broccoli, sliced...

Wayne County schools schedule open house hours

Classes for students in Wayne County Public Schools resume on Monday, Jan. 2, with the six high schools planning open houses for parents and students to meet the second semester teachers. On Thursday, Jan. 5, Southern Wayne will hold open...

Fund established to help familiy of trooper

A fund to help the family of state Highway Patrol Trooper John Horniak has been established at the State Employees Credit Union. Horniak was shot and wounded during a traffic stop in Fayetteville on Nov. 28. Two people were arrested...