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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Plenty of flu vaccine expected for Wayne, Duplin

By PHYLLIS MOORE and MATT WHITTLE News-Argus Staff Writers There should be enough flu vaccines this year for everyone who wants one, said officials at the Health Department. With the flu season fast approaching, officials said they have been readying...

Thunderbirds ready for show today

Fading white streaks across the skies of Wayne County said it all late Saturday afternoon -- the Thunderbirds have arrived. As dozens of other performers and crews landed on the flight line at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, members of...

Chambers urges parents to fight for children's rights

When Dr. Julius Chambers addressed those gathered at the N.C. NAACP annual state convention, he called on parents to fight for the rights of their children -- to be a presence at meetings of school and county officials statewide. Nearly...

Governor addresses NAACP delegates

Raising the hope of going beyond the state's recent increase of the minimum wage and creating a living wage for North Carolina residents, Gov. Mike Easley spoke before an enthusiastic crowd at the 63rd convention of the North Carolina...

NAACP leader links housing to segregation

School resegregation can be tied directly to housing discrimination, the chairman of the state's NAACP housing committee said Friday evening during a "Crisis in Education" conference at the 63rd annual state NAACP convention in Goldsboro. The convention began Thursday and...

Cashwell appointed to Calypso Town Board

Larry Cashwell wasn't elected into office by the residents of Calypso, but he did receive a unanimous vote by the board of commissioners Thursday night, and for them, that was good enough. "We need all the help we can...

Duplin group grappling with budget

By MATTHEW WHITTLE News-Argus Staff Writer Two meetings and hundreds of pages of documents later, the Duplin County Fiscal Advisory Committee is still trying to get a handle on the county's financial situation. The committee, which met for the second...

Lighthouse safehouse reopens

Female victims of domestic violence in Wayne County once again have a safe place to go to get away from their abuser. The Lighthouse of Wayne County's safehouse is reopen after eight months of renovations. It currently has one resident,...

Leasership Wayne County class chosen

From staff reports The 2006-07 Leadership Wayne County Class began its year with a retreat to Camp Seafarer in Arapohoe. The 19-member class met at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 15 and spent a day and a...

Wayne Superior and District Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Wesley Steven Baker, 22, Iowa Avenue, Sultana, Calif., breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, dismissed; larceny, 45 days to serve. *Jimmy...