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Friday, July 14, 2006

Tobacco acreage high in Wayne

Tobacco acreage in Wayne County increased by nearly 2,000 this year, but it has yet to reach the levels seen as recently as the mid-1990s. Farmers in Wayne planted 7,686 acres this year, up from 5,736 in 2005. Rick Tharrington,...

Secondary roads will get state help

The state Department of Transportation will spend $2.3 million over the next two years to repave and otherwise improve secondary roads in Wayne County. District Engineer Tim Little explained the improvement plans at this week's meeting of the Wayne County...

Pizza party nets $800 for family

Close to $800 was raised Thursday night for the family of a Greenwood Middle School student recovering from injuries sustained after being hit by a car nearly eight months ago. "It was great," said D.J. Coles, youth minister at Seymour...

Mount Olive plans fire station's future

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials are taking a look at fire protection services and facilities as they try to plan ahead to handle future growth in the community. Town Manager Charles Brown said Mount Olive has outgrown its fire station...

27 drivers charged with drunken driving in 'Booze It' campaign

Twenty-seven motorists were charged by Wayne County authorities with driving while impaired during the two-week "Booze It and Lose It" campaign against drunken driving. State Highway Patrol troopers, Goldsboro and Fremont police and Wayne County sheriff's deputies conducted 46 checkpoints...

Farm committee nominations sought

Wayne County farmers are being encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on the Farm Service Agency county committee. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 1. Forms are available at the FSA office at 209 W. Spruce St. Eligible candidates must...

Public records

Women assaulted Two women were injured Thursday in separate assaults, according to reports filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Jennifer Louise Collins, 35, of Union Grove Church Road, Fremont, was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where she was treated...