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Friday, June 1, 2007

Dry weather

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Mack Grady checks corn in a field near Seven Springs. Dry weather is already pushing crops to the critical point in Wayne and other parts of North Carolina. For more information see Lack of rain hurting crops....

Woman dies in N.C. 111 crash

A Kinston woman was killed and two others were injured Thursday when their car was crushed in an accident with an egg truck on N.C. 111 South near the Duplin County line. Linda Denise Sutton, 40, of Stroud Avenue, died...

Wayne Commissioners find little fat in budget

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners put its $108.8 million 2007-08 budget on the butcher's block Thursday, but by the end of the day, found only a few slivers of fat to trim away. "We went through every line item....

Lack of rain hurting crops

Farmers across Wayne and surrounding counties are anxiously awaiting rain to help their young crops. A drought across much of the Southeast has many worried, even before their fields of corn, cotton and soybeans reach knee-high. "I don't think the...

Special Olympians head to Raleigh

It doesn't matter to Robert Benson whether he wins the power lifting competition at the state Special Olympics or not. And it doesn't matter to his father. That's not what the games are about. Benson, 21, is one of a...

Walnut Creek municipal building dedicated

WALNUT CREEK -- The Village of Walnut Creek dedicated its new municipal building today, with dozens of people touring the new 3,850-square-foot facility. Mayor Ken Ritt said the town council used Hobbs Architects and wanted to give the building character...

Engineering school open house Monday

Wayne County Public Schools' newest high school, The Wayne School of Engineering, to be housed within Goldsboro High School, will hold open house on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Gary Hales, principal, said the event will be an opportunity for parents...