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Friday, July 27, 2007

Stoney Creek Park - planning continues

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Members of the Stoney Creek Park Alliance met Thursday at the Lantern Inn before walking across Ash Street to the site of the proposed $2 million park. Public Works Director Neil Bartlett, center, explains the details of...

Doctor at Cherry Hospital faces inquiry

An acting medical director at Cherry Hospital has been suspended pending a probe into his criminal history that lists a felony conviction for inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl. Dr. Robert Carl Owens, 53, of Goldsboro, was placed on an "investigatory...

City denied grant for revamped park plan

Moments before Stoney Creek Park Committee members walked the trails at the Ash Street site, they listened as acting chairman Sissy Lee-Elmore broke some bad news -- the state rejected the committee's $500,000 Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant request...

Duplin weighs new way to fund facilities

Meeting again to discuss facilities, Duplin County's boards of commissioners and education focused on one intriguing financing option -- capital leasing. It's a possibility that captured the interest and the attention of the school board back in March, and the...

They tricked his truck ... in blue, pink

LUCAMA -- A Lucama truck driver will be featured tonight on the CMT TV show "Trick My Truck," thanks to his devotion to his family and to his efforts to fight breast cancer. Dale Hayden was nominated for the show,...

Emergency exercise allows agencies to practice response

A recent emergency preparedness exercise hosted by the Health Department was a positive learning experience, said one of its organizers. David Hesselmeyer, bioterrorism planner coordinator with Wayne County Health Department, said the event allowed those involved to see the benefits...

Foster homes sought

CLINTON -- Boys and Girls Homes of NC is holding an open house Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church at 800 Smith St. in Clinton. People interested in opening their home to children who have either temporarily...

Public record

Juveniles charged in barn fire Two 14-year-old boys face charges in connection with a fire that destroyed a barn on Nahunta Road Wednesday afternoon. One of the juveniles identified in the case was accused of setting a fire about a...