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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Plans on track for new shelter

While Wayne County officials await bids for designing a new animal shelter, residents supporting the project say they are continuing to collect signatures on a petition calling for its creation. Doris Petrak, a member of Concerned Citizens of Wayne County,...

Crowded jail prompts county to eye extension

Overcrowding has been a continuous problem at the Wayne County Jail since it was built in 1994, Sheriff Carey Winders said. And if extensions are not made within the next two years, Wayne County Manager Lee Smith said the problem...

Events planned for Black History Month

The Wayne County Library will sponsor the 2006 African American Read-In, beginning Sunday and continuing through the following day, in honor of Black History Month. By simply reading a book by a black author on either day, participants can win...

She's a wife, and an F-15 pilot

Capt. Holly Grant, a pilot with the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, is filling two roles lately. Not only is she a fighter pilot, but she's also a wife left at home waiting for word from...

OPINION - Cherry Hospital's age is showing

North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight and Sen. John Kerr took time last week to visit Cherry Hospital. They spent upwards of two hours being briefed by staff members, asking questions and then touring some of the facilities....

Public records

Wanted man caught after chase A man wanted on an outstanding warrant for criminal contempt tried to flee from authorities Monday but was captured in less than an hour. Timothy Wayne Adams, 45, of Old Smith Chapel Road faces more...

Pikeville board to sue over two abandoned buildings

The Pikeville Town Board of Commissioners voted to authorize town attorney Jean Hollowell to proceed with legal action against resident Hugh Howard for alleged violations of the town's abandoned structures ordinance. According to the resolution signed by Mayor Herb Sieger,...

Commissioners meeting canceled

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners has cancelled its regularly scheduled meeting for Feb. 7. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board will be Feb. 21. Commissioners meet at 8 a.m. in their board room on the fourth floor...

Correction

A photograph in Monday's News-Argus incorrectly identified a father and daughter at the YMCA's W.A.R.M. Hearts dance as Wayne and Lauren Smith. The photograph was of Dean and Jessica Poirier....