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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Relay for Life - Annual fundraiser next weekend

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Ashley Bussard, right, and Gerrell Davis sort Relay for Life luminarias into alphabetical order with other Greenwood Middle School students. Connie Whaley's class is sorting all of the luminarias for this year's event. Luminarias are being sold...

No firm leads yet in Eureka fire

An investigation of Tuesday's fire that destroyed the old Eureka School has not determined if the blaze was accidental or arson, Sheriff Carey Winders said today. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office, the State Bureau of Investigation and the federal Bureau...

Lights to remember them by

Bright lights will shine at this year's Relay for Life for those who have lost their battle with cancer and those who are still fighting the disease. Luminarias are being sold in memory of and in honor of cancer victims....

WCC will honor first round of graduates tonight

Desiree Zuniga missed too much school taking care of her dying mother and her 18-month-old sister to finish the 10th grade. Angry at the world two months after quitting Charles B. Aycock High School, the 15-year old entered the high...

Electronic recycling day is Saturday, really!

OK. The News-Argus got it wrong. Twice. But don't let the confusion stop you from doing the right thing and disposing of that old computer or VCR in an environmentally friendly way. Keep Wayne County Beautiful's annual electronic recycling day,...

Scientists say new hog houses are more environmentally friendly

An innovative structure for housing hogs could help reduce the odor and water contamination that has come with the growth of corporate-style swine operations in eastern North Carolina, researchers say. About 200 farmers, researchers, environmentalists and local and state officials...

Medicare drug plan signup Saturday

The Medicare Part D prescription drug plan deadline is May 15, but Wayne County residents who have not yet registered will have one more opportunity Saturday. Officials say many county residents have not yet signed up for the prescription drug...

Class will recognize 'forgotten' governor

A 19th century North Carolina governor often overshadowed by another state leader who came along at the turn of the century is getting some overdue recognition, thanks in part to members of the 2006 class of Leadership Wayne County. Curtis...

Public records

3 more charges A teenager who was charged with trespassing on and damaging the yard of Wayne County Sheriff's Capt. Buddy King now faces felony charges. Gregory Debarge Wooten, 18, of Laurel Patch Drive was charged Wednesday by the Sheriff's...

Pate proposes bill to regulate eminent domain

Rep. Louis Pate, R-District 11, filed bills with other Republicans in both state Houses that would change North Carolina's constitution to restrict eminent domain. The constitution would be amended so that the state government, any local government or political subdivision...

Bell appointed to regional commission

Wayne County Commissioner John Bell has been appointed by Gov. Mike Easley to the North Carolina's Eastern Region Development Commission. "The governor wanted to make sure someone that is well aware of the issues and the region is on the...