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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Landmark burns - Firefighters fight heat, too

News-Argus/Bobby Williams EMS worker Carol Taylor brings water to firefighters at the scene. In addition to making sure they were hydrated, Ms. Taylor also checked their vital signs. For more information see History ablaze - Mount Olive's Murry feed...

Fremont eyes plan to create industrial park

Wayne County's commissioners want the N.C. Department of Transportation to conduct a survey to determine if extending Davis Mill Road to the old U.S. 117 is feasible -- a move that could help bring a distribution warehouse or other industry...

History ablaze - Mount Olive's Murry feed mill burns

MOUNT OLIVE -- A familiar landmark was destroyed Monday afternoon as fire ripped through the old Murray family feed mill in Mount Olive. Billowing smoke could be seen as far away as the Wayne County Fairgrounds more than 10 miles...

Feed mill had long history

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Murray family feed mill, built nearly 60 years ago by brothers Bill and Durwood Murray to accommodate their farming interests, hadn't been profitable for several years. But Durwood Murray, who is 87, kept taking care of...

Duplin's ex-EMS chief to answer charges

Two people have been charged in connection with an investigation of the Duplin County Emergency Medical Services by the State Bureau of Investigation. Former Duplin EMS Director Curtis Brock and EMS employee Barbara Coman were both charged Monday with two...

It's going to be a REALLY hot one

For local residents without air-conditioning units or looking for a way to beat the heat, sometimes the best way to cool down on hot summer afternoons is to find the nearest store. With temperatures expected to surpass the 100-degree mark...

Transportation Authority will collect on some overdue payments

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority is owed more than $35,000 by an advertising agency and several local organizations. Members said they hope to collect the money before the authority meets again in September. Highet and Kracker, an advertising firm based in...

Longtime News-Argus editorial columnist dies at home

Dr. A. Purnell Bailey, whose column has appeared in this newspaper and others across the country for well over half a century, died Sunday in Fredericksburg, Va. He began writing "Our Daily Bread" for the "Stars and Stripes" while serving...

Special Olympian brings medal home to Wayne

Erica Walderman has brought Olympic gold back home to Wayne County. The 22-year-old Special Special Olympian recently captured first place at the first Special Olympics USA national games, held in Iowa in early July, earning the gold medal in golf...

Public records

Assault charge A 39-year-old man has been arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with a felony assault in connection with Sunday's shooting of another man. Lomack Darrick Pridgen of Tinderwood Drive was charged with assault with a...