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Monday, September 17, 2007

Up early to start days of caring

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wayne County Public Library children’s librarian Shorlette Ammons-Stephens, left, and Assistant Director Donna Phillips work in the library’s flower and vegetable garden this morning as part of the Days of Caring campaign. For more information see United...

United Way, Volunteer Wayne kick off week encouraging caring

The Wayne County Public Library is no longer just an indoor spot to read books. There is a community garden with a bench -- a perfect location for reading or eating lunch on a sunny afternoon. But fall has set...

City man will face charges in murder

MOUNTOLIVE -- Five days after Tamorris Njai Raynor, 34, was gunned down in his front yard in Mount Olive, Windsor Devone Ingram, 20, turned himself in to the Mount Olive Police Department. Occurring last Monday afternoon at 105 S. Kornegay...

Officials on lookout for drugs in schools

Wayne County Public Schools is stepping up efforts to help create safe and drug-free schools, officials say. In recent years, safety measures have been revamped and updated regularly -- expanding staff training and affiliation with such local agencies as the...

Chamber is now taking mini-grant applications

Educational mini-grants up to $500 are available for area teachers through the Wayne Charitable Partnership of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. This will be the only time the mini-grants will be offered for the 2007-08 school year....

MOC professor paces his races, and life

David Rendall, a business professor at Mount Olive College, admits he's not an especially fast runner. His approach to the sport might be likened to his approach to life -- it's all about the pacing. He took up running three...

Pikeville resident asks about muskrat trapping

PIKEVILLE -- Ethelene Durham has a common problem. But the muskrats inhabiting a ditch beside her home scare the 81-year-old Parks Drive resident. "Oh, they're as big as my cat," Mrs. Durham said. "You know, they're frightful-looking. I'm just concerned...

Business seminars scheduled

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College has scheduled a series of free seminars to prepare the business person to meet the ever increasing challenges facing small business. The seminars include: *Start and Grow Your Business with Expert...

Wayne County commissioners meet Tuesday

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners isn't expected to take any action, but nonetheless, members will be hearing from public library Director Jane Rustin about her facility and operating needs at their Tuesday meeting. "We're looking at a larger library...

Public record

Sexual assault A 25-year-old Goldsboro-area woman was sexually assuaulted after a man forced his way into her home Sunday evening, authorities say. Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, lawmen were called to a residence near the Hickory Hills subdivision off of Dallas...