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Thursday, July 6, 2006

Harvest time - Tobacco thriving in county

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Rodrimiro Angel Bravo operates a harvester Monday in a tobacco field owned by Tony Jones off N.C. 55 west of Mount Olive. Jones was one of the first farmers in the county to begin harvesting tobacco. Wayne...

Officials: Cable TV changes will limit access

Wayne County officials have been fighting a move by state legislators to take over the granting of local cable TV franchises, but say they do not expect to win the battle. The final bill will be on the Senate floor...

Emergency services getting look in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners have the county's emergency services director looking for the best way to provide emergency services to residents. Emergency Services Director Craig Forlines said EMS is covering the county's needs well now, and he would not make...

Commission will discuss billboard rules

KENANSVILLE -- A public hearing on a proposal to abolish Duplin County's billboard ordinance will be held Friday at 9:45 a.m. at a meeting of the county Board of Commissioners. The county Planning Board proposed to do away with the...

Up, up, up, and he's skydiving at age 71

When Bobby Stone was medically deferred from jump school in the Army, he never lost the desire to parachute from an airplane. More than 50 years after entering the Army, Stone has jumped four times in the last two years...

Wayne chamber offering discount for motivational speakers' event

Wayne County residents can attend a day-long event featuring five motivational speakers at a special cost, thanks to a deal from the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. The "Get Motivated Seminar," which will be held Tuesday at the Crown Center...

Public records

Man assaulted A woman was charged by Goldsboro police Wednesday with domestic abuse after she reportedly cut a man on his arms, according to an investigator's report. The victim, Michael Chiyo Butler, 24, of Dudley, was taken by ambulance to...