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Sunday, February 18, 2007

SUN - Wayne Uplift takes over Lighthouse

By MATTHEW WHITTLE News-Argus Staff Writer Almost three months ago, The Lighthouse of Wayne County closed its doors. Now the Wayne Uplift Resource Association has stepped up to at least partially fill the void that was left behind. Uplift executive...

Residents take aim at U.S. 70-Beston Road crossover

The "chances are slim" for a stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 70 East and Beston Road, officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation told area residents Friday. Local residents have clamored for a stoplight, but state engineers say...

Air Force captain tells stories of Afghanistan

Ted Janicki didn't have to go to the desert -- the Air Force captain already had two missions to tend to in Wayne County. A member of the 916th Air Refueling Wing and an assistant professor at Mount Olive College,...

Events planned for Wayne County Reads

Wayne County Reads will host free events for all ages over the coming week -- from a movie and book discussion to an award-winning comedienne and storyteller coming to town. This year's choice, "Walking Across Egypt" by Clyde Edgerton, has...

Duplin seeking anti-gang funding

With illegal immigrants and gang activity continuing to increase in Duplin County, Sheriff Blake Wallace is hoping that his office will soon have a new way to address both problems. Taking advantage of a little-used federal program that's been...

'Project Prom Dress' begun

Prom season is fast approaching, which translates to a flurry of activity as girls select just the right outfit for the big occasion. For many, though, the cost-prohibitive burden of buying that one special dress can be overwhelming. Last...

Senior caregivers honored at luncheon

Eugene Eloshway was never one to accept help until he discovered he could no longer take care of his wife, Minnie, the way he wanted. Then he met Senior Companion Lula May McLean, who came to his home from...

Habitat needs cooks to feed student volenteers

From staff reports Habitat for Humanity is looking for organizations willing to feed college students who will be coming to help build a house in Wayne County during the first three weeks in March. Habitat officials say college students from...

Public record

Wanted Ricardo Morales Vasquez, a Hispanic man in his early 20s, is wanted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for first degree murder in connection with the Jan. 20 murder of Arturo Acevedo Trejo in the Dudley area. Vasquez is...

Former trooper publishes book

From staff reports A local retired Highway Patrol trooper and graduate of Mount Olive College has published a book that describes his 32 years of experience in law enforcement. "A Black Cop in the South," was written by Ronald K....

Superior and District Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Jose A. Santiago, 41, East Mulberry Street, robbery with a dangerous weapon reduced to common law robbery, second-degree kidnapping, 36 to 53 months suspended, 48 months...