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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring has sprung, officially

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Spring arrived late Tuesday, bringing with it warm temperatures and sunny skies — at least for a short time. Things had cooled off a bit by today, when these Bradford pear trees were captured in bloom, but...

County rejects teacher scholarships

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday not to accept new applications for the Wayne County Teacher Scholarship Program for the second year. And the board hinted that it might never implement the program again. Last March, the commissioners...

Fremont library branch on list

The Fremont library will remain open, but it must make several changes or it will be closed by the end of June, the county library system's board of trustees said. The northern Wayne County library is the smallest of the...

County concerned about plan to increase solid waste fees

For now, Wayne County has one of the lowest solid waste tipping fees in the state, but local solid waste officials said legislation being considered in Raleigh would cause a dramatic increase in the cost of doing business. The North...

Doctor shares mental health tips

Longevity, health and happiness go hand-in-hand, psychiatrist Alton Anderson of Wilson said Tuesday. "I don't want to live long unless I can have health and happiness to go with it," he told nearly 60 people gathered in the Cherry Hospital...

Duplin teachers unhappy with supplement distribution

An ongoing salary dispute between Duplin County's teachers and its school central office staff reared its head again at the county Board of Education's meeting last Tuesday, but now superintendent Dr. Wiley Doby is hoping things will soon smooth over....

Wayne students raise money for Red Cross

Wayne County Public Schools students are supporting the Fifth Annual American Red Cross Heroes Campaign, raising money through "Pennies for a Purpose." Nineteen area schools are participating this year, with students decorating five-gallon water bottles for collecting change. Funds raised...

GOP convention Saturday

The Wayne County Republican Party has a wide array of speakers planned for its annual convention, which will be held Saturday at the Wayne Center at the corner of Chestnut and George streets. Third District Congressman Walter B. Jones, for...

Cinco de Mayo signups end April 1

April 1 is the deadline to sign up for a booth at the Cinco de Mayo Festival to be held May 5 at Waynesborough Historical Village. The event will be held from noon until 5 p.m. The village is located...