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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Stoney Creek

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Querida Thompson, left, with her dog, Daniel, and Mavis Hills walk down Walnut Street - as they do every day. The two say plans for improvements to Stoney Creek Park will make their morning jaunts even more...

Facilities analysis gets temporary county OK

The county commissioners will receive the school facilities report prepared by Wayne County Public Schools to satisfy requirements from state officials, but no action on the contents will be taken until the independent consultant's review is in, they decided at...

Park plan not benched

Stoney Creek Park Committee members have a plan -- now they are looking for money to help turn those blueprints into reality. The committee is considering joining the Wayne Charitable Partnership, which members say could get the public more involved...

What's killing Eastern North Carolina?

MOUNT OLIVE -- Death is stalking eastern North Carolinians at a faster pace than the rest of the state, and researchers at East Carolina University are trying to find out why. Chris Mansfield is a professor at the Brody School...

Fremont board takes new look at highway plans

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board saw its 7-year-old thoroughfare plan -- perhaps for the first time -- during Tuesday night's monthly meeting in Town Hall. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie said he wanted to bring the state Department of Transportation...

Museum chronicles Wayne through wars

For more than 200 years, soldiers from Wayne County have left their homes and families, joined the ranks and offered up their lives for their country. Their contributions will be recognized with a new exhibit that opens tonight at the...

Fremont police chief takes oath of office

FREMONT -- Wayne Schwark was sworn in Tuesday night as Fremont police chief as his wife, Edna, held the Bible. Mayor Devone Jones, whose tiebreaking vote snapped a 3-3 deadlock by the town board during an earlier meeting, administered the...

Wayne athlete earns spot on state team

Special Olympics Wayne County athlete Erica Walderman hopes to one day play golf alongside her role model, Tiger Woods. She has already won many awards and honors in her 13 years participating in Special Olympics. She recently earned a place...

Public records

Driver injured A driver was injured and damages were estimated at $11,800 in three recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A driver was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at North Herman and East Mulberry...