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Friday, October 5, 2007

Charles B. Aycock

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber A showcase at his birthplace in Wayne County displays the pen former North Carolina Gov. Charles B. Aycock used to sign his oath of office on Jan. 15, 1901, as well as the walking stick he used...

What's the fuss about Charles B. Aycock

Almost a week after state treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Richard Moore decided to attack Gov. Charles B. Aycock -- a favored Wayne County son -- for his segregationist views during his term in office in 1900, Wayne County residents are...

Gov. Charles B. Aycock historical perspective

Gov. Charles B. Aycock was a segregationist. On that point there seems to be little debate. However, that's not all the Wayne County native was. He was also North Carolina's education governor -- a fact that Moore seemed to ignore...

Public schools respond to rise in autism

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism over the last decade and with it, the need to provide specialized teachers, Wayne County Public Schools officials say. The once-rare disorder is becoming more prevalent...

Arnold Jones to run for Superior Court Judge

Arnold O. Jones II has announced that he will run for the Wayne County senior resident Superior Court judge's seat in 2008. Jones, 42, the son of the late Judge Arnold Jones, will officially kick off his campaign Oct. 29...

Eight champions earn honors at fair spelling bee

One by one, the students nervously walked up to the microphone. Each received his or her word to spell. One by one they were eliminated. Until all that were left were eight champions -- one for each grade level. That...

Horses, mules and donkeys take center stage at the fair

It was family feud night in the horse ring at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Thursday night. Sister competed against sister. Mothers stood toe-to-toe with their children. And a wife looked for revenge against her husband. For a moment, Thursday...

Students compete at the fair's Auto Mechanics Vocational Competition

Splash through a puddle with this brake rotor installed, and you might find yourself with a broken-down vehicle, 16-year-old Tyler Holmes said. Students had the brake rotors in front of them at one station in the Auto Mechanics Vocational Competition...

WCC Foundation scholarships open

New and returning students who plan to attend Wayne Community College for the spring 2008 semester may apply for Foundation of Wayne Community College scholarships through the end of October. Scholarship applications are available in the Foundation office in the...

Revolutionary War espionage to be topic of October 16 lecture

"Espionage in the American Revolution" will be the topic of Conway J. Rose's program Oct. 16 at the Wayne County Public Library. It will be held in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at 7 p.m. Rose will discuss how espionage was...

Environmental workshop to be held October 17 at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Dan Gall, environmental science coordinator and associate professor of geology and archaeology at Mount Olive College, will give a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from noon until 1 p.m. in the Hennessee Room of the Lois...

Educators planning 'McTeachers' night October 16

School staffs and teachers will soon put on aprons and play host to their students and parents as part of "McTeachers' Night" at McDonalds restaurants around the county. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the one-night fundraiser will support the schools by...

Camp out Carolina

Earth Share of North Carolina, a coalition of 63 non-profit organizations working to protect the environment is calling on people to show their support by camping out the night of Oct. 19. Whether you pitch a tent in the backyard...