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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New way to fuel farms

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Matt Rudolph, left, and Greg Austic, of Piedmont Biofuels, demonstrate the process of converting vegetable oil into a biodiesel fuel during a day-long Fueling the Farm workshop at Cherry Research Farm. Farmers from all over North Carolina...

Military bills get look from Assembly

Although Medicaid has captured headlines for more than a few days as state budget talks continue, many North Carolina legislators are watching to see what happens with several bills before the General Assembly that could affect military families. And local...

Woman dies in one-vehicle accident

A Seven Springs woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Eneas Lanier Road near Lyman Road in Chinquapin Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle. Laura Melinda Pringle Dupree, 44, was behind the wheel of a green 1997...

Will it be the fuel of the future?

Environmentalists, farmers and others interested in alternative fuels came from across the state to Cherry Research Farm recently to see firsthand how to make alternative fuels to power their homes and vehicles. The Fueling the Farm workshop was held at...

Duplin commissioners consider new animal control regulations

The Duplin County Board of Commissioners will ask residents for their input on a potential new animal control ordinance at a series of public information meetings beginning later this month. The ordinance, which was written by Ken Rau, president of...

College gets more pieces from artist

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College has become one of the largest holders of artwork from Jacques Hnizdovsky, a painter and printmaker. A recent gift of 26 pieces from collector Dr. Melvin Reuber was added to the college's existing collection....

First Steps gets Duke grant

The WAGES Wayne County First Steps program has been awarded a three-year grant from the Duke Endowment for services and programming. The amount averages to more than $100,000 a year for the next three years, said Dr. David Tayloe, chairman...

Municipal filings

These people had filed for municipal elections in Wayne County as of Monday. The filing period ends Friday at noon. GOLDSBORO Mayor *Alfonzo "Al" King (incumbent) *D.A. Stuart *G.L. Minchew City Council *Frankie Anna Lewis, District 1 *Michael L. Headen,...

Public record

Sexual assault A 15-year-old girl told Wayne County sheriff's deputies that she was sexually assaulted Saturday by a friend in the 100 block of Guinevere Lane. Assaults *Dominitrius Mack, 22, of North Taylor Street, reported a man approached him from...