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Monday, April 30, 2007

Saving a cemetery - Women work to preserve memories

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Yvonne Stanley, left, and Evelyn Shepard clear out debris around grave markers in the former Lightner Cemetery in the Mar-Mac community. The women hope to enlist community support as they spruce up the county-owned cemetery and honor...

County land-use plan on display Wednesday

With an open house scheduled at the Wayne Center from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, county officials are hoping for a good turnout as residents are invited to examine the county's new long-term, strategic land-use plan. Focused on 12 different...

New Medicaid rates set

After several weeks of discussion and controversy, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources set new Medicaid reimbursement rates Thursday for community support providers in the mental health system. Community support providers primarily offer consumers with mental illnesses...

Vietnam memorial coming to Warsaw

WARSAW -- From the first American footsteps onto Vietnamese soil to the fall of Saigon, 58,226 soldiers were declared dead or missing in action during the Vietnam War. The name of every soldier, sailor, Marine and airman who was killed...

Clearing way for history

Evelyn Shepard knew some of her relatives were buried in the former Lightner Cemetery in the Mar-Mac community, but shied away from going until recently. "I had been talking about this for years," she admits. "It was once locked up,...

Love of airplanes led resident to create Seymour scrapbook

Jimmie Nelson does not remember the first time he saw an airplane -- probably sometime in the late 1940s, the 65-year-old said. But he can tell you how he has come to love them and just how lucky he feels...

Businesses can learn how to sell to government at trade show

Local businesses will have a chance to learn how they can get military contracts when the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Purchase Cardholder Trade Show is held June 12. For years, red tape prevented many small business owners from trying...

Lenoir County man charged in murder of 7-year-old girl

A Lenoir County man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of a 7-year-old girl whose body was found in a ditch in Pink Hill over the weekend about nine hours after she was reported missing. John Alan...

WCC spring concert Thursday

The Wayne Community College Music Department will present its annual Spring Music Concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The college band is directed by Matt Andrada. The chorus...

Library looking for garden volunteers

The Wayne County Public Library has started its Community Garden Project for its second season. Last summer, volunteers helped turn a plot of land near the library into a community garden. Library officials are urging others to join the effort...