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Monday, April 24, 2006

Record-breaking speech - She came in second in the U.S.

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Terrie Nelson won $17,500 in scholarship money over the weekend in a national orator contest held at the American Legion Headquarters in Indianapolis. She is the daughter of Barbara and Ricky Nelson, who is pictured at right....

Judge decides to support clerk candidate

The entry of one judge into the race for Wayne County clerk of court has led another to decide to openly support a candidate. District Court Judge David Brantley said he has decided to publicly support Pam Minshew for the...

Wayne Christian freshman brings home prize for speech

A 15-year-old Wayne Christian School student finished second in the national American Legion Oratorical Contest over the weekend, earning a total of $17,500 in scholarship money in the process. Terrie Nelson was the first freshman in 69 years to represent...

County still waiting for report from consultant

Wayne County commissioners are awaiting a consultant's report on public school needs as they work on developing a budget for 2006-07. A report by Evergreen Solutions has been due for several weeks. The commissioners hired the Florida company to analyze...

Officials will meet with city residents

Now that cold winter nights are behind them, city officials say they are ready to take to the streets again. Tuesday, the spring neighborhood meeting schedule kicks off, on the 600 block of Holly Street at Franklin Bakery's loading dock....

10 Wayne County students earn North Carolina teaching fellowships

Ten area high school seniors and one alternate have been chosen to receive North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarships, representing four of the school system's six high schools. Designed to attract talented high school seniors to become public school teachers in...

Riverkeepers discuss future of Neuse Basin

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The future of the Neuse River Basin and the lives of the thousands of people who live in it will be determined over the next few years, as development speeds up and nature's limits are tested, said...

OPINION, Lost and found

Somewhere out there is -- or was -- someone with the initials "SRP." The initials were inscribed in a Seven Springs High School class ring, Class of 1963. It apparently was lost many years ago at a drag strip. Charles...

Public records

Woman robbed A 31-year-old pizza delivery woman was robbed and sexually assaulted Saturday night in the 200 block of Acreview Drive, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported. The woman told deputies that she had stopped at about 9:20 p.m. at...

Mount Olive agrees to settlement with former town employee

The Town of Mount Olive agreed last month that St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company would pay $41,750 to settle a lawsuit brought against the town by former employee Craig Odom. Odom filed suit in July 2004, alleging that...