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Friday, April 13, 2007

Going, going, gone - 4H'ers show and sell livestock

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Jesse Grady, Grand Champion in the Junior Feeder Calf Division, proudly presents his 625-pound calf for auction at the 59th annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Thursday. The calf sold for $3,125. For more information...

Bill would put a cap on Medicaid burden

If the number of legislators sponsoring a bill is any indication, it doesn't appear that North Carolina's counties will see their Medicaid burden lifted this year, but it will continue to be capped at its 2005-06 levels. With 119 of...

Elderly drivers are not top cause of crashes

Elderly drivers aren't the leading cause of vehicle accidents, but family members who are concerned have options to get an aging parent or grandparent off the road, state officials say. A string of accidents involving elderly drivers in Wayne County...

Showing for highest bids

Rachel McCullen thought she and her hog were getting the old heave-ho out of the ring. The 9-year-old's 275-pound market hog was being rambunctious during Thursday's 59th annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale, and it caught the judge's...

Battle over right to brag still rages in barbecue fight

The Lexington Barbecue Festival might have taken one step closer to being named North Carolina's official food festival, but Thursday's state House vote didn't settle one of the longest-standing debates in Raleigh. Rather, Rep. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, said his decision...

Duplin School Board says vote on supplements was not correct

KENANSVILLE -- After months of hearing teachers complain about how they were mistreated by the Duplin County Board of Education when it distributed staff supplements in December, the school system's administrators finally had their turn Tuesday night. Their complaint, though,...

Public record

Drug arrest Agents of the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Task Force arrested one suspected drug dealer during an undercover operation in Dudley this week. Francisco Vera, 37, of U.S. 117 South Alternate, Dudley, faces charges of possession with intent to sell...