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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Relay readiness

News-Argus/Greg Sousa From left, Vikki Mercer, Marsha Prince, Jan Pennington and Glenda Overman, employees at Wayne Women’s Clinic, prepare bread to raise money for their team’s Relay for Life campaign. The team is one of many across the county...

Bill sets earlier kindergarten cutoff

A member of the state House Committee on Education, Rep. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, is supporting a measure to push the cutoff date for children entering kindergarten up by two-and-a-half months. Currently, children must be 5 years old by Oct. 16....

Relay for Life teams sell, sing to beat event's $675,000 goal

To raise money to fight cancer, this year's Relay for Life teams are doing everything from making homemade bread to sponsoring motorcycle runs and gospel sings. The goal for the 2007 Relay, which is scheduled for May 18-19, is $675,000....

Corn crop increases could put damper on cotton

Wayne County residents will see fewer acres of cotton this year as farmers turn more of their attention to corn. The growing interest in ethanol and resulting demand for corn have led many eastern North Carolina growers to plan to...

Pony pals for Janna

Janna Sutton smiles as her mom scoops her up and places her on her new Shetland pony, Mitch. The 2-year-old wiggles with excitement and lets out a little giggle as her parents guide the pony around the farmhouse. But even...

Business women's scholarships available

The Wayne-Duplin County Business and Professional Women's Organization is inviting women to apply for four scholarships awarded annually in memory of distinguished BPW members. Awards totaling $1,250 -- three each at $250 and one at $500 -- will be awarded...

Williamsons honored by MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College honored members of the B. Harold and Annie Bell Lamm Williamson family for their contributions over the years. The Williamsons, Wilson County business leaders and members of Milbournie Free Will Baptist Church, were longtime...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County Sheriff's officers are investigating a robbery that occurred on Rosewood Road this morning. Sherri Beasley, 57, of Goldsboro, was assaulted as she arrived at work and robbed of her purse. The robbers reportedly were driving an older...