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Friday, January 12, 2007

Putting their heads together

News-Argus/Matthew Whittle Wayne County Commission Chairman John Bell, seated middle, consults with fellow Commissioner Atlas Price before casting a vote at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners legislative goals conference Thursday in Pinehurst. For more information see Wayne...

Seven Springs mayor resigns, citing harassment

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Jewel Kilpatrick has resigned as the mayor of Seven Springs, citing harassment from townspeople. She has resigned before and returned, but Thursday she said, "I am through this time. I won't ever try it again. I've lost...

Simmons honored at WCC King event

College officials and students celebrated Martin Luther King's life Thursday and honored a beloved security officer who died in April. Capt. Clarence Simmons worked for the Wayne Community College 24 years after retiring from a previous 26 years in the...

Wayne commissioners' trio attends legislative conference

PINEHURST -- John Bell, Atlas Price and J.D. Evans weren't especially vocal at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners legislative goals conference Thursday, but, they said, they were there making sure Wayne County's interests were represented. "We're right on...

Wayne United Way honors volunteers

Forty-five minutes before he took the podium, United Way campaign chairman Geoff Hulse did not know if the community had managed to raise the $1.44 million it would have taken to make the organization's 2006 goal. But right before the...

Wayne Boys & Girls Club expands to Johnston County

The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County has added a fourth club with the opening of a unit in Johnston County. The club at Selma Elementary School opened in October and Wayne Couny club Director Mary Ann Dudley said...

Wayne Three Kings Festival to be broadcast on TV tonight

The Hispanic Community Development Center's Three Kings Day Festival held on Jan. 6 at Waynesborough Historic Village will appear today at 7:30 p.m. on the University of North Carolina's Public Broadcast System television station. Organizers said more than 250 people...

Tobacco payments expected soon

The Farm Service Agency expects the third round of tobacco buyout payments to begin later this month, officials said in a press release Thursday. Payments could begin arriving in farmers' mailboxes as early as next week, said Rick Tharrington, director...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Randall Wade Rogers reported Jan. 10 someone broke into the Arrington Volunteer Fire Department and stole two DVD players, a stereo system, a Direct TV receiver and an air blower, all...