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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Osprey takes landing practice

News-Argus/Bobby Williams A Marine Corps V-22 Osprey makes a touch-and-go landing Tuesday at the Mount Olive Airport. Mount Olive Town Manager Charles Brown said several of the planes, considered the new prototype of combat transport and support aircraft for...

Magistrate judge questions changes

Staff changes at the Wayne County Magistrate's Office have ruffled the feathers of at least one magistrate judge who called his termination unfair and unjustified. Former Magistrate Judge Terry Hatch is the first to be dismissed from his post after...

Case gets OK to eye plans for expansion

Almost every detail has been worked out so that Case Farms can begin expanding its processing plant south of Goldsboro, following a decision by Goldsboro City Council Monday night. Council members unanimously approved relinquishing the city's planning and zoning authority...

Officials discuss sewer bill debt

EUREKA -- Eureka Town Board member Myrtie Sauls said Tuesday night she would shut off the town's sewer connection to Fremont if she could find the valve. The little northern Wayne County town has found itself in a dilemma regarding...

Program can help owners find lost pets

After a week, several animals have been reunited with their owners thanks to a new lost and found program implemented at the Wayne County Animal Shelter. Wayne Animal Shelter Director Justin Scally said the program is meant to be a...

Duplin schools price revised facilities plan

KENANSVILLE -- Two years after it was first discussed, the Duplin County Board of Education's facilities plan was back on the table Tuesday night as board members heard a revised presentation from developers. The plan, originally approved in December 2005,...

Wayne might reinstate teacher incentives

After being dormant for the past year, a local scholarship program to entice students to enter the teaching profession is being considered for reinstatement. Olivia Pierce, executive director for public relations with the school system, told the school board Monday...

Harrison lecture March 20 at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will hold the 17th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 20, at 9:30 a.m. in Rodgers Chapel. This year's theme is "Discovering the Depths: Growing in the Spiritual Life." The guest...

Painting workshop March 22-24

The Arts Council of Wayne County is offering a three-day painting workshop March 22-24 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Painters in intermediate and advanced level watercolor, oil and acrylics are welcome. The fee for the 3 days...

Youth hunter tournament

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is sponsoring a series of youth hunter safety tournaments this month. Competitors are graduates of the organization's Hunter Education Program. A tournament will be held Saturday at Camp Tuscarora near Bentonville. Winning teams will...

Dinner and a movie at library

The Wayne County Public Library will present a Mexican dinner and a movie, "A Night of Exploration" on the life and work of artist Frida Kahlo on March 27 in observance of National Women's History Month. Dinner will be served...