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Monday, April 17, 2006

Easter weekend hits new highs

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Although the temperatures felt a bit more like the Fourth of July than Easter weekend, Wayne County residents enjoyed some traditional fun as part of their holiday celebrations. In advance of Easter egg hunting Sunday, Myia Walker,...

GMS driver could leave county jail today

A man who pleaded guilty to driving into two Greenwood Middle School students in November, severely injuring them as they walked to school, was expected to be released from the Wayne County Jail as early as today. Wilder Feldemar Mejia...

Tuskegee Airman Eagleson dies at 86

Wilson V. Eagleson, an original member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, died Sunday. He was 86. The unit of World War II fighter pilots broke the color barrier, leading to the integration of the armed forces, and eventually, all levels...

Couple gets $1 million judgment against builder

Although a couple won one of the biggest civil lawsuit amounts in Wayne County history, the wife is saying only one thing: "We're ruined." Lisa Daniel and her husband, Paul, were awarded $846,000 by a Superior Court jury after they...

Junior Livestock Show planned at fairgrounds

Young livestock farmers across Wayne County have been preparing their animals for the 58th annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale that will be held this week at the Wayne Regional Fairgrounds. Animals will be weighed in Wednesday from...

Public records

Couple robbed; home damaged Two armed robberies are being investigated by Wayne County authorities. A couple were robbed Friday night by two armed men of about $500, according to a report filed with the Sheriff's Office. William Jason Edmundson, 26,...

OPINION - Speaking with spirits

"Is anybody there?" That was the insistent question when folks in my earlier years were trying to communicate with "the spirits." They would be sitting around a table at night. Usually four of them. Their hands would be spread,...

Rep. Tucker, Herring face off in District 4

Duplin County and some Onslow County voters will determine between Rep. Russell Tucker and Martin Herring who will face Richard Kaiser in November for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 4 seat. Voters will have the opportunity to cast...