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Friday, July 21, 2006

Harvest time - Tobacco farmers start work

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Workers load tobacco at a local farm owned by Shawn Mitchell on Emmaus Church Road in the Arrington Community. Mitchell, who owns 70 acres of tobacco, said he is cropping his tobacco by hand as a way...

WCPS students receive nearly $13 million in scholarships

Wayne County high school students brought home nearly $13 million in scholarships this year, school officials announced this week. An estimated $2.6 million in scholarships and more than $10.3 million in renewable aid was distributed to students at the county's...

Consultant: U.S. 70 bypass toll roads not a viable solution

CLAYTON -- Turning the proposed Goldsboro, Kinston and Havelock bypasses into toll roads would not be feasible, a consultant for the North Carolina Turnpike Authority told members of the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission on Thursday. Commission members had considered designating...

United Way set for campaign launch

After narrowly meeting its goal at the very last minute in 2005, United Way of Wayne County isn't going to take any chances this year. Campaign Chairman Geoff Hulse hopes to be at the organization's goal of $1.44 million with...

Concert a 'gift to the community'

A mass choir composed of members from several local churches will perform this weekend at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base chapel. The concert, which will be on Saturday at 7 p.m., will feature gospel recording artist Pastor Nancy Wilson,...

Former local NAACP chief Dorothy Hardy dies

Dorothy Whitted Hardy, a two-time president of the Wayne County chapter of the NAACP and an active member of many local community, civic and political organizations, died Thursday. Mrs. Hardy worked as a teacher and guidance counselor for the Goldsboro...

Distributor: Gas prices could hit weekend highs

A gasoline distributor expects gas prices to go up on weekends because of uncertainty about world events, but AAA doesn't expect the fluctuations in the price of fuel to be significant. Demand for gasoline is up in the U.S., Europe...

Public records

Man arrested in Kinston murders KINSTON -- One of three men wanted on charges in connection with a June 23 shootout that killed two people and injured five others has been arrested in Greenville, Kinston police said. Derek Level "Twin"...

O'Berry receives $100,000 Reynolds grant

The O'Berry Center Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem. Funds will be used for medical equipment families are unable to afford for the developmentally disabled children and adults O'Berry serves,...