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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Duplin Fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Seven volunteer fire departments responded to this house fire on Tram Road near Mount Olive this morning about 7. Pleasant Grove, Albertson, Oak Wolfe, Sarecta, Kenansville, Pricetown and Pink Hill units and Duplin County rescue and law...

Lawmakers seek special session to cut gas tax

RALEIGH -- A nearly 3-cent-a-gallon increase in the state gasoline tax appears headed to take effect as scheduled Sunday, but lawmakers may still try to return to Raleigh without the blessing of Gov. Mike Easley to consider breaks on energy...

Stoney Creek Park public hearing January 5

The Stoney Creek Park Development Committee will hold a public hearing Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Gray Room at Herman Park Center to allow residents an opportunity to discuss the project with officials and park designers. Recreation and...

New domestic violence court will put abuse cases on a fast track

Victims of domestic assault are getting their day in court sooner, thanks to a new court that concentrates on their cases. The 8th Judicial District, which includes Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties, received a state grant this year to set...

Crisis center helps serve mental health needs in 4 counties

A new mental health crisis center in Wallace that serves Duplin, Wayne, Sampson and Lenoir counties is already proving a benefit to clients from around the area, said mental health officials. Jack St. Clair, the former director of Eastpointe, which...

Officials say there are not enough counselors to explain drug plan

With 19,095 Wayne County residents eligible for the federal government's new Medicare prescription drug program, seven certified counselors to assist senior citizens is not enough, county officials said. "We have gotten 75 calls in one day. That's tough for three...

Public records

7 hurt in wrecks Seven people were injured and damages were estimated at $19,800 in four recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A Durham County school bus struck an awning at Goldsboro High School, causing about $1,000 in...

Kenly man charged with explosives

The manager of Pure Power ATV shop in Kenly was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction after Johnston County Sheriff's deputies searched the business. "One of our deputies said an informant told him that they had some...

Mount Olive receives $2.5 million grant

Gov. Mike Easley announced the town of Mount Olive will receive $2.5 million from the High Unit Cost Grant Account for its regional sewer system. "These funds will allow Mount Olive to move forward with its wastewater program," Easley said...

Famed photographers' work displayed

Photographs by three of the world's most famous photographers will be featured in an exhibit at the Arts Council of Wayne County Jan. 9-31. Canadian-born photographer Yousuf Karsh was internationally known for his portraits of heads of state, scientists, musicians,...