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Monday, October 8, 2007

River's past, present and future

News-Argus/Greg Sousa A view of the Neuse River from a lookout at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. For more information see The eye of the Neuse....

The eye of the Neuse

Wayne County's relationship with its 41-mile stretch of the Neuse River is, at best, complicated. For many residents the river is a source of enjoyment -- a place to swim and boat -- while some can remember its fish serving...

Search continues in Mount Olive sting

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police are still searching for three suspects tied to drug possession, manufacturing and sales charges, two days after five others were arrested as part of Operation Clean Streets. Mount Olive and Goldsboro police officers joined with agents...

Hospital staff ready in case hurricane hits

Shutting down services at a hospital is not an option, so officials at Wayne Memorial make it their business to be ready for any type of emergency. Patient care cannot be interrupted, so back-up generators are constantly tested and massive...

He's the top duck in decoys

Duck decoy carving expert Tommy Rogers of Snow Hill will carry about a dozen of his students' decoys to regional competition this weekend. Rogers recently trained seven duck carvers with grant money from the National Endowment for the Arts. He...

MOC lunch-and-learn series aims to help gardeners, landscapers

The Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center at Mount Olive College is sponsoring a lunch-and-learn series as an outreach to the surrounding community. Entitled "Growing to Serve You," Dr. Sandra Maddox, associate director of the business center, said, "The series will...

'Diamonds in the Ruff' saving unwanted dogs

After years of seeing abandoned, abused and neglected dogs at the Wayne County Animal Shelter, sisters Susan Wheeler and Terri Moore decided to take action. They individually started to rescue puppies and dogs from the shelter, providing proper vet care...