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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ready For Shucking - Sweet corn patrol

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Donnie Best, left, his brother, Lonnie, and Lonnie's wife, Mary, recently spent the afternoon shucking corn at their home on Old Grantham School Road. The family was getting ears prepared to freeze. This will be a good...

Memorials set for SJAFB officer

Two days after a fatal one-car wreck on Beston Road, the identity of the driver has been confirmed by Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Today, base personnel and family members are mourning the death of Lt. Col. Brenda Irwin, 46,...

Spending plan done for Wayne

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved a budget for 2006-07 during a special session today. The budget was approved unanimously with little discussion and only a few last-minute changes. The budget keeps the same tax rate as this year,...

Duplin passes budget; taxes up

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioners approved a budget Wednesday that raises the county's property tax rate by 3.5 cents for 2006-07. The new tax rate is 81.5 cents per $100 worth of taxable property. The budget dips into county reserves...

Carver High Alumni gather this weekend

MOUNT OLIVE -- Carver High School Alumni and Friends Association will celebrate its 24th annual reunion this weekend, with a number of events planned between Thursday and Sunday. The high school, now Southern Academy in Mount Olive, had its last...

Pikeville Fourth of July celebration Saturday

Pikeville will continue a summer tradition Saturday with the town's ninth annual Independence Day Festival at Pikeville Park. Sponsored by the Pikeville Lions Club, the event includes a 5K run, inflatables for children and performances by the Country Roads Band...

Public records

Couple charged A couple from Carraway Creek Drive near Dudley was arrested Wednesday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with numerous felony offenses in connection with the theft of checks. Tracy Michelle Whitfield, 38, was charged with 11...