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Monday, January 9, 2006

Planting tobacco

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Workers transplant tobacco on the Major Ivey farm in northern Duplin County last spring. Eastern North Carolina growers are expected to plant more acres of tobacco this year, as the free market opened by the end of...

Longtime attorney dies at 85

William Archie Dees Jr., 85, the dean of Wayne County's legal profession and the first elected chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, died early today at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Dees was the senior partner of the...

Man dies when car overturns in county

A passenger was killed Saturday when he was ejected from a car that overturned on top of him on Gurley Dairy Road, the Highway Patrol said. The driver survived the wreck after rescue efforts by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office,...

District reminds parents of calendar changes

With the first semester of the current school year coming to a close, Wayne County Public Schools is reminding parents and students about changes to this year's academic calendar. High school students will take final exams and End of Course...

O'Berry Center workers use creativity to make patients' lives easier

At O'Berry Center, seven men make up "custom adaptation services," customizing whatever the residents need, from wheelchairs and beds to safety helmets and harmonica holders. The department could more aptly be called an imagination station. With backgrounds ranging from welding...

Public records

7 hurt in wrecks Seven people were injured in four recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *Two people were injured and damages were estimated at $8,500 in a two-vehicle collision at 12:21 p.m. Saturday on North Berkeley Boulevard...

Some student records to be destroyed

On March 1, Wayne County Public Schools will begin destruction of records for all exceptional students, special education students and students with disabilities who were born before Sept. 1, 1979 and attended Wayne County Public Schools or the former Goldsboro...

Tuskegee airman to speak at King event

A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen will be the featured speaker at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Thursday at Wayne Community College. Wilson V. Eagleson II, a retired Air Force first lieutenant will speak at 1 p.m. in...