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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

U.S. 70 Sinkhole

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber State highway employees work on repairing a section of U.S. 70 bypass west that collapsed from heavy rain that accompanied Tropical Storm Ernesto. Steve Davis, the Wayne County bridge maintenance supervisor, said today that work is on...

Duplin gives schools an extra million

KENANSVILLE -- It might have been the pictures of the cracked brick walls, the broken steps or the rusted bleachers. It could have been the information that the oldest intercom system in Duplin County schools was installed in the...

Wayne County sheriff's race - Carey Winders

Wayne County Sheriff Carey A. Winders is a realist. He knows there's drugs and gang activity in the county, but he also has the proof and crime stats to show he's tackling these problems head on. This is the message...

Wayne County sheriff's race - Ken Edwards

A fresh approach and new ideas are what challenger Ken Edwards says he will bring to the table if elected Wayne County sheriff. The 53-year-old Wayne County native said he decided to run for the post held by Sheriff Carey...

Duplin asks attorney to talk about settlement in JAS suit

KENANSVILLE -- Looking for a way out of a lawsuit filed against the county by Johnston Ambulance Services, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to allow its attorney to begin work toward a settlement. In a closed...

WCC wants community input on search for new president

Community input will be sought in the search to replace Dr. Ed Wilson as president of Wayne Community College. Officials at the college said a "community focus group," is planned for Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of...

Man dies after call for help

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Sheriff's Office investigators' attempt to catch a man who was allegedly troubled by financial woes took a tragic turn Monday morning on Indian Springs Road. Ronnie Earl Edmundson, 53, of Tranquil Lane, died from a...

SJAFB airman, 27, killed in racing crash

An airmen stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base died Saturday during a drag racing accident at the Outer Banks Speedway in Creswell, base officials confirmed today. Staff Sgt. Donovan Whitehurst, 27, a member of the 4th Fighter Wing Logistics...

Public records

Armed robbery Two men brandishing a gun and a knife walked into Subway on N. Spence Avenue through the rear door and robbed the store employees at 9:40 p.m. Monday. One of the suspects put a gun to a female...

School menus for October 23 through the 27

These are the menus for Wayne Public Schools for Oct. 23-27 Monday -- Breakfast: ham biscuit. Lunch: sausage pizza, meatloaf w/biscuit, creamed potatoes with gravy, garden peas, chilled applesauce, fresh pear, garden salad. Tuesday -- Breakfast: apple muffin. Lunch: cheeseburger...

WCC allied health sessions

Wayne Community College will hold two information sessions for anyone considering entering the allied health or human services fields. The hour-long meetings will be held at noon and 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, in room 224 of the Pine Building....

Revolutionary War battles subject of lecture

A historian will describe the crucial Revolutionary War campaign in North Carolin at an event sponsored by the Old Dobbs Society on Saturday at the Wayne County Museum. Tom Magnuson of the North Carolina Humanities Forum will speak at 10:30...

Girl Scouts seek blanket donations

The Girl Scouts are conducting a council-wide community service project called "Blanket the Community" from now until Oct. 31. The troops will be distributing the blankets in November. The girls in Wayne County have secured locations that will accept donations...

Fire 'store' emphasizes safety

Dozens of residents poured into the Fire Safety Store held at Berkeley Mall last week to learn an array of fire safety tips. Goldsboro Fire Department sponsored the seventh annual event during National Fire Prevention Week last week, Assistant Fire...

Faison Market Day to be held Saturday

FAISON -- The 3rd Annual Market Day Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Faison to honor the area's produce farmers. Activities begin at 8 a.m. with a 5-kilometer, which will be followed by a "kid's dash" at Faison Park....

Brinson joins MOC staff

Catherine Brinson of Duplin County has joined Mount Olive College as the assistant director of the Career Center. Prior to her new role, Mrs. Brinson, a 1992 graduate of the college worked at James Sprunt Community College, where she recently...

Clarifications

A story in Monday's News-Argus on judicial elections failed to include in a description of Chief Supreme Court Justice Sarah Parker's experience the 13 years she served as an associate justice on the court before being appointed chief justice earlier...