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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Holiday is full of hearts and flowers

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Brogden Primary School first-grader Lindsey Whitman picked assistant principal Linda Rouse to be her valentine. All across Wayne County today, florists were busy with bouquets, balloons and well-wishes as loved ones of all sorts honored the holiday....

Jones will speak for anti-surge resolution

In 2002, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-North Carolina, voted for the use-of-force resolution that gave President George W. Bush the authority to enter Iraq. Later, Jones changed his mind and began publicly taking a stand against the war. Today, Jones...

Board eyes new plan for highways

The Wayne County Planning Board took the first steps Tuesday to approve a county Freeway Development Plan that is intended to guide development along its major highway corridors. The plan, which board members hope will be approved by all of...

Area lawmakers say they aren't surprised by news about Black

As word of state Rep. Jim Black's anticipated guilty plea began to filter out Tuesday night and this morning, state House representatives from Wayne and the surrounding counties were disappointed, they said, but not surprised. "If it had happened two...

Smith: Parental involvement still key to successful schools

The hard-won fight to educate blacks must not go by the wayside, said Thelma Smith, vice chairwoman of the Wayne County Board of Education Tuesday during a program at Wayne Community College as part of Black History Month. Amelia Hall,...

Pikeville Chocolate Festival Saturday

The town of Pikeville will be holding a chocolate festival, "Life is Sweet," on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Charles B. Aycock High School to raise money for the Relay for Life. For a $5 admission, people...

Cattlemen named to Angus board

Several area cattlemen were named to the North Carolina Angus Association Board of Directors recently at the association's annual meeting and banquet in Winston-Salem. They are Roy Outlaw of Seven Springs, Russell Vinson of LaGrange, Stephen Williamson of Kenansville and...

Johnston Democrat precincts meet

The Johnston County Democratic Party will hold organizational precinct meetings in all precincts on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. The meetings will be held at the regular precinct polling location with the following exceptions: West Clayton Precincts 11a and...

Public record

Assault Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating the report of a sexual assault on the 400 block of Durham Lake Road. An 18-year-old girl told investigators that she had been assaulted by an unknown suspect....