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Thursday, May 4, 2006

Relay for Life 2006 - Teams are breaking records

News-Argus/Becky Barclay James Smith, left, turns an apple jack while Les Singleton puts a few more of the pastries into the hot oil. Both work in the engineering department at Wayne Memorial Hospital and were the official cooks at...

State poultry officials say avian flu no threat here

KENANSVILLE -- Poultry officials held a regional meeting Wednesday at Duplin Commons to provide the poultry industry and the public with information about the threat of avian influenza. Officials around the world are looking for ways to prevent the spread...

County says Medicaid will cost millions

Medicaid will cost Wayne County taxpayers about $7.5 million next year, and local officials are trying to figure out a way to lessen the burden on the county's coffers -- and taxpayers. "Counties have no choice. If a person is...

Relay teams are breaking records, closing in on goals

The 17th annual Relay for Life is still three weeks away, yet team members have already raised 62 percent of this year's goal of $550,000. So far, they have collected a total of $346,000 to provide local services and to...

Hospital's team starts early to raise funds to fight cancer

To help raise money to find a cure for cancer, members of Wayne Memorial Hospital's Relay for Life team have dressed up as clowns, train engineers, 1950s waitresses and firemen. The hospital has had a Relay team for 12 years,...

Electronics Recycling Day is May 13 at Sam's Club

The annual Electronics Recycling Day sponsored by Keep Wayne County Beautiful will be held Saturday, May 13, in the parking lot at Sam's Club. A story in Sunday's News-Argus incorrectly gave the date as today. County residents with old computers...

Salvation Army thrift store reopens Friday with new look

When the Salvation Army Thrift Store reopens Friday, it will have a new look -- the look of a small department store. The store has been closed this week so renovations could be done. A group of airmen from Seymour...

Public records

Mount Olive man indicted in scam A Mount Olive resident who is a Mexican national has been indicted in federal district court in Raleigh on charges involving fraudulent passports. Leocadio Gallardo Velasco, 30, was indicted for making false statements and...

Handy Mart-MOC tournament this weekend

MOUNT OLIVE - The 20th annual Handy Mart/Mount Olive College Invitational Golf Tournament, which provides more money for scholarships, will be held this weekend. The tournament has raised more than $1.4 million and has awarded 432 scholarships to deserving students...

Cold Stone to donate first day's profits to Boys and Girls Club

A Cold Stone Creamery is coming to Wayne County, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County are taking advance orders for ice-cream cakes. The Cold Stone Creamery will open May 20 in Berkeley Commons and will give 100...