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Friday, December 30, 2005

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Getting ready for the drop: From left, Craig Brock, R.L. Grady and Ray Joyner of Mt. Olive Pickle Company show the new pickle that will be dropped Saturday evening during the seventh annual New Year's Eve Pickle...

Kerr calls meeting on gas tax hike

State Sen. John Kerr of Wayne County is asking his fellow lawmakers to meet and discuss the proposed increase in the state gasoline tax. Kerr said Thursday that he is asking Sen. Marc Basnight, the president pro tem of the...

Voting machine cost may skyrocket

The withdrawal of two voting machine companies from bidding on a state contract leaves counties with no choice regarding the type of machines they will buy. And Wayne County officials, along with those in 99 other counties, are worried that...

Blood supplies low

Blood supplies are critically low, Red Cross officials say, and blood donors are desperately needed to help. The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross collected more than 6,300 units of blood during 2005. But Red Cross officials said...

Impaired drivers to be targeted

Wayne County law authorities will be looking for drunken drivers, speeders and other reckless motorists over the long New Year's weekend. The holiday also will cap the seven-week "Booze It and Lose It" campaign aimed at removing drunken drivers from...

Man guilty in '90 auto death cited again in fatal collision

A man convicted of manslaughter 15 years ago for the death of a Wayne County man in a car accident is again charged with being responsible for a highway death. Tyron Price Daley was found guilty in the death of...

Public record

Child abuse The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of child abuse at a home on Old Grantham Road. Witnesses said a 4-year old was left outside unattended for 15 minutes around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. The suspect,...

Options for New Year's celebration

New Year's is the holiday most associated with drinking and alcohol. But some Wayne County ministers want people to know that they can celebrate the new year's arrival without toasting the event with alcohol. In recent years, "First Night" services...