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Thursday, June 14, 2007

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News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Colt Holloway weighs cabbages for a customer this morning at his fruit and vegetable stand at the Farmer’s Market on the corner of James and Pine streets. The market recently opened its doors for the season and...

High gas prices prompt drive-offs

Consumers aren't the only ones crying the blues when they pull up to the gas pump these days. Some local gas retailers are also singing a somber tune now that gas prices have stretched past the $2 mark and hover...

GATEWAY sets new budget and logo

With less than a month left before the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority Board of Directors brings its operations back in-house, several items, including a new logo and a new budget, had to be taken care of at its meeting on Wednesday....

Residents want look at rules for annexing

As state lawmakers prepare to consider a bill that would direct legislative researchers to study North Carolina's laws on annexation, rural residents and municipal leaders descended on Raleigh Wednesday to voice their concerns. Among those arguing in favor of the...

WCC hosts forum for state search

The retiring community college system president's home county will be the site for a forum to enlist public comment about his replacement. Martin Lancaster, who hails from Pikeville, set his retirement date for May 1, 2008, after having served for...

Public records

Break-in T'sharra Williams reported someone broke into her home in the 400 block of Charles Street and stole a 27-inch RCA television and DVD player, all valued at $500....

WCC educators recognized

The Association of Educational Office Professionals at Wayne Community College recently honored the campus information specialist and outgoing president during its annual administrator's banquet. Dr. Edward H. Wilson Jr., who will retire June 30 after 15 years as president, was...

Special Olympics honors four

Special Olympics Wayne County recently had four nominees chosen for honors at the state level. Don Jenkins was named volunteer of the year; the Nail family, whose son Charlie is a participant in Special Olympics and had been named local...

MOC to expand early childhood education

MOUNT OLIVE -- Early childhood education, the second most popular program at Mount Olive College, is expected to grow even more through a partnership recently formed with North Carolina Central University. The affiliation agreement offers graduates from MOC with the...

Hepatitis warning issued

A recent outbreak of Hepatitis A in McDowell County has prompted local health officials to alert the public about the virus, especially anyone who may have been exposed to it. The incident reportedly occured at Earthaven, an eco village communal...