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Monday, May 28, 2007

Remembering

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Zachary Moenter, 5, above, looks down at the cross on this headstone and reads the inscription — one of many Wayne County stories that ended in the death of a solider. The child was one of more...

Duplin Marine might be coming home soon

After more than 30 years of anguish and wondering, a glimmer of hope has appeared on the horizon for Cary Turner and the rest of the family of Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Hargrove. For the first time since 2001, there's...

Bids not in yet for new animal shelter

Wayne County officials continue to receive donations for the project and engineers know where the foundation will be laid, but the bid process is the last obstacle before construction on a new animal shelter can begin. Wayne Buildings and Grounds...

Volunteers remember veterans as part of cleanup at cemetery

A project to clean up a neglected cemetery also included an effort to make sure local veterans are never forgotten. Yvonne Stanley and Evelyn Shepard joined forces to unearth graves and headstones in the former Lightner Cemetery in the Mar...

Residents can add thanks to cards bound for troops

Wayne County residents will have until mid-June to be part of a national effort to thank the thousands of servicemen and women serving their country overseas. All they have to do is head over to local car dealership Doug Henry...

Children's festival Saturday at park, library

A Children's Festival for families of young children will be held Saturday. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Herman Park and the Wayne County Public Library, the event centers around "Born Learning," a national public awareness campaign...

Youth art classes offered

The Arts Council of Wayne County is offering a four-day children's painting class with Penny Craven the week of June 18-21. The theme will be "Whimsical Whirligig Paintings." The Arts Council will exhibit paintings created in Craven's class, along with...

Johnston Pet Adoption open house

SMITHFIELD -- The Johnston County Pet Adoption Center will hold its 3rd Anual Open House on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Johnston County Animal Shelter at 1320 N. Brightleaf Blvd. Activities will include a...

Public record

Home invasion Two men armed with shotguns kicked open the front door of a home at 1311 Maple Street and entered at about 5 a.m. Friday. The suspects held a shotgun on Roshaunda Shackleford and demanded money. When Ms. Shackleford...