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Monday, March 26, 2007

Ethanol interest boosts corn production

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Gary Sutton of Mount Olive got an early start on planting corn for this year. Sutton, his brothers and sons started last week on their local farms and will be planting throughout the week. With increasing interest...

HPV vaccine in limited supply here

A vaccine that has the potential to cut down on cases of cervical cancer could save lives, local health officials say. The problem is -- Wayne County does not have enough to go around. The vaccine has been released in...

Charges reduced in moped accident

A Wayne County man won't face any jail time in connection with a death by motor vehicle case involving a moped and his SUV. Randy Lee Mills, 48, of 384 Mills Road, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle...

Farmers adding thousands more acres to meet corn demand

Wayne County farmers will likely plant 40,000 acres of corn this year, says the county's crop agent with the state Cooperative Extension Service. That would be a significant increase over the normal crop of about 25,000 to 30,000 acres, Kevin...

Aycock graduate named Duplin County's top teacher

KENANSVILLE -- With gifts from area businesses and the Duplin County Education Foundation, the Duplin County Board of Education honored Connie Harrell and Kenneth Houston as the 2006-07 Teacher and Principal of the Year, respectively, at a special reception held...

MOC releases schedule for spring alumni event

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College is planning a variety of events for its second annual Alumni Spring Fest Weekend scheduled for April 13-15. While there are events for current and prospective students, the weekend is also a great opportunity...

Public record

Accident Two people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision on Wayne Memorial Drive at the U.S. 70 East off ramp. Joyce Cripps Garris, 47, of Surry Drive, was traveling south on Wayne Memorial Drive at about 6 p.m. when...

Youth of Year competition

The Wayne County Boys & Girls Club will host statewide competition Thursday and Friday for Youth of the Year honors in the Officer's Club at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Mount Olive Club member Saderio Simmons will represent Wayne County...

Pesticide Disposal Day Tuesday at Cherry Farms

Any pesticide, including insecticides, fungicides and herbicides, can be disposed of Tuesday at Cherry Farms as part of Pesticide Disposal Day. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Wayne County Cooperative Extension are sponsoring the event, which...

MOC Concert Choir sets date for spring concert performance

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College Concert Choir will present its spring concert April 13 at 8 p.m. in the Southern Bank Auditorium in W. Burkette and Rose M. Raper Hall. This year's program will feature "The Creation" by...