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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Baker's Chapel Road fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Dudley firefighters get ready to break a window in a house at 452 Baker's Chapel Church Road about 6:30 a.m. today. Firefighters from Dudley, Mount Olive and Smith's Chapel and EMS Station 9 responded to the blaze,...

Driver saves woman from Mount Olive blaze

An unidentified driver who just happened to be passing by a Mount Olive fire this morning helped a local woman escape the blaze. Mount Olive Fire Department officials said Evelyn Anderson, of 452 Bakers Chapel Church Road, was sleeping when...

State rejects sewer permit for feed mill

CALYPSO -- Concern that waste generated by a new Case Farms feed mill might push the town of Calypso over its sewer limit has delayed construction of the project until engineers can satisfy state regulators. Duplin County Economic Development Director...

Machines coming for May election

Wayne County voters will have new voting machines in time for the May election, but the county's board of elections members and commissioners say they are not happy about the limited choices or the uncertainty of what costs might still...

Howell honored as top local firefighter

Jack Howell, a firefighter for almost 40 years and a chief for almost 20, was honored with the Wayne County Firemen's Association highest award. Howell, the chief of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department on two occasions, on Tuesday night received...

Opportunity Center officially opens doors

Wayne Opportunity Center has merged with the H.O.P.E. program, a rehabilitation center for mentally handicapped clients, on the old campus of Wayne Community College at 804 E. U.S. Highway 70 Bypass. Funded by the United Way of Wayne County, Wayne...

Public records

Quick response helps in arrest A Wayne County man was arrested by Wayne County sheriff's deputies within 15 minutes of a strong-armed robbery after a detective heard the suspect's description. A man on Sunday night pushed through two customers at...