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Monday, March 5, 2007

Second victim dies from Friday crash

A driver injured in a Friday night accident near Mount Olive died late Saturday at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Kyle Martin Berger, 20, of LaGrange, was driving on Bert Martin Lane about 10 p.m. Friday when he lost control of his...

Legislators pick apart proposed '07 budget

Local legislators began diving into Gov. Mike Easley's proposed 2007-09 budget this week as his staff presented the details to a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriation committees Tuesday and the individual sub-committees Wednesday and Thursday. This year,...

Granges struggle to attract, keep members

Lloyd Massey wasn't present when he joined the Brogden Grange -- from behind a table at a local school, his parents signed his name to a piece of paper, making his membership official. It was 1936. "They went to that...

She can't stop taking care of 'her' students

Patricia Gurley has made it her business to see that children get to school each day. For nine years, she has worked to ensure that handicapped and special needs students are safely transported from home to school and back again....

Mount Olive College supports military

Mount Olive College is demonstrating its support for employees serving in the military and will adopt policies and programs to that end. Dr. J. William Byrd, college president, has signed the "5-Star Statement of Support" for the National Guard and...

Outdoor burning warning issued

The Forest Service has declared today a "red flag day," and is warning Wayne County residents to put off any outdoor burning. Wayne County Forest Ranger Dwight Bright said there has been no burning ban issued but that forest rangers...

WCC Career Day March 14

The 17th Annual Career Day co-hosted by Wayne Community College's Cooperative Programs/Cooperative Education/Job Referral Department and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Family Support Center, will be held March 14, from 9 a.m. until noon in the atrium in the Wayne...

Drug use seminar Tuesday at chamber

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on how business owners can spot the use of illegal drugs in the workplace. The session will be held Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m. at the chamber office at...