Log in

Sign up

July 3, 2006 archives

View Archive

Monday, July 3, 2006

All her heroes

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Emily Mather sorts through a closet full of bug spray, video games, batteries, food, DVDs and other gifts at her home on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The items will be packaged and sent to the American...

School board wants to get facilities moving

School officials say it's taken long enough to get facilities projects started, and they will do whatever it takes to get a bond referendum on the ballot. County commissioners last week announced their interest in selling bonds to raise money...

All her heroes -- wife makes sure no serviceman forgotten

Last year, Emily Mather sent more than 300 birthday cards to men overseas -- most of whom she has never met. She never forgets her friends, she said. A little more than two years ago, Emily was inspired by her...

No new taxes for town's citizens

MOUNT OLIVE -- Residents won't see an increase on their tax bills next year in Mount Olive -- and they won't see any cutbacks in services, either, although increasing gas prices could cause them to pay a little more for...

Man charged in Dudley shooting

From staff reports A 20-year-old man was shot in the head Saturday in the Foxfire subdivision near Dudley, and another man was arrested quickly by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with the offense. Darrell Antonio Darden, of Genoa...

Fireworks legal, but there are safety rules

Celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks is legal in North Carolina -- but only with many precautions, local officials say. The only legal fireworks are those with 200 grams or less of chemical compound. These include sparklers, fountains, glow...

New animal shelter plans will require donations

Wayne County Manager Lee Smith said he would like to see construction for a new animal shelter begin in January, but settling on a location and finding the money to build it are holding the project back. Smith recommended to...

Public records (07-03-06)

Man charged with assault A man and a woman were awakened before dawn today by a man who threatened to kill them and then assaulted them, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported. Camila Perez, 39, and Eugenio Perez, 21, told...

OPINION -- Political epidemic

POLITICAL EPIDEMIC Don't fret about a pandemic of avian flu. We're already beset by an epidemic that spreads across this state -- and probably others -- every couple of years. People suddenly are seized by an irresistible compulsion to urge...

Seniors eligible for free fans

Operation Fan-Heat Relief, a special project that provides electric fans to senior citizens, is now underway across North Carolina. The fans are purchased through donations made by public utility companies in the state and the program is managed through the...

garbage notice MON

Garbage delayed Waste Industries will be closed Tuesday for the Fourth of July. Garbage collection Tuesday through Thursday will be delayed by one day, with the schedule returning to normal on Friday. Customers are asked to pull their containers to...