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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Music from the county's best

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Members of the Middle School All-County Chorus sing their first number in the Dillard Middle School auditorium during the 2006 All County Choral Festival Tuesday night. Select students from middle and high schools across the county were...

Equipment, polling places ready for early voting

Wayne County voters can begin casting early ballots Thursday in the May primary races. All early one-stop voting will take place at the county Board of Elections office at 209 S. William St. Voting can start at 8 a.m. Thursday....

County's first black surgeon dies at 73

A Wayne County medical pioneer died this week. Dr. Lonnie M. Hayes was the first black surgeon in the county and the first to obtain operating privileges at the county hospital. He was 73. Hayes was a native of Bertie...

Building will open next year at college

The floors have been poured and construction continues on the roof of the Spruce Building at Wayne Community College, the last building to be funded by the 2000 Higher Education Bond money. Officials say they are pleased with prospects of...

Mount Olive gets first of two Habitat for Humanity houses

MOUNT OLIVE -- Habitat for Humanity held its first groundbreaking ceremony in Mount Olive Tuesday morning at the future home of Vernell Wolfe and her daughters, Shauntai, 13, and Tamieka, 16. "I feel fortunate and blessed to have this opportunity,"...

WATCH pregnancy prevention program gets $10,000 grant

A recently-received grant for $10,000 will ensure teens in Wayne County will have a second youth summit this fall. The teen pregnancy branch of Wayne Action Teams for Community Health, or WATCH, was awarded the grant from Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention...

Meadow Lane Elementary to be recognized

Meadow Lane Elementary School will be honored later this month for reaching out to a sister school in Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The St. Tammany Parish Public School System in Covington, La., recently named Meadow Lane Elementary a finalist...

Public record

Meter stolen Zeb Langston of Harris Street said someon stole an electric meter valued at $375 owned by Progress Energy from his rental property at Devereaux Street. Roy Clayton Everett reported damage to two meter boxes at $2,000 and two...

Child hurt in accident

A three-year-old Hispanic child, reportedly sustained head injuries after being struck by a vehicle late Tuesday afternoon, and was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital, law-enforcement officers said. Further details were unavailable at presstime, pending receipt of an accident report filed...

Maundy Thursday service planned

First Presbyterian Church will present a dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci's painting of Christ's last supper with his disciples during a Maundy Thursday Communion service on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church at 1101 E. Ash...

Expert on old photos to speak at library

Area residents with old family photographs they want to preserve will want to atttend a Saturday meeting of the Old Dobbs Society at the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. The library will...

Correction

Hubert "Pepsi" Merritt, a candidate for Duplin County Clerk of Court, received his mathematics degree from East Carolina University, not the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as was printed in a story in Tuesday's News-Argus....