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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cotton picking time

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Farm workers harvest cotton in a field off of Rosewood Road. Dry weather has hurt production of most field crops across Wayne County and the rest of North Carolina. For more information see 2007 will be remembered...

Dail's ex-girlfriend sues for child support

After spending 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, Dwayne Allen Dail now faces a civil lawsuit seeking back child support, court records show. Dail's former girlfriend, Goldsboro's Lorraine Michaels of Harley Trail, filed a civil...

Walnut Creek to cut water consumption

The Village of Walnut Creek is following suit in water conservation. Mayor Ken Ritt implemented mandatory conservation last Thursday because Gov. Mike Easley encouraged communities to cut down. With Easley's push to decrease consumption 50 percent by Halloween, village officials...

Other towns ponder water restrictions

With the Village of Walnut Creek and the city of Goldsboro already having implemented mandatory water conservation measures, and Gov. Mike Easley calling on the state to cut its usage in half by Halloween, the town of Mount Olive has...

2007 will be remembered by most Wayne farmers as bad crop year

With Wayne County and the majority of the rest of the state in the throes of an exceptional drought, area farmers are suffering much of the brunt of the impact. "Everything has been way off (its usual production)," said county...

Fremont man, 60, facing sex assault charges

FREMONT -- A 60-year-old Fremont man is being held without bond on Virginia charges of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child, authorities say. Richard Weyland Yarbrough, 60, of Airport Road, Fremont, was arrested on two fugitive...

MOC officials seek economic links to Mexico

Mount Olive College professors are combining efforts to expand opportunities for North Carolina businesses, both home and abroad. During the recent fall break, five professors led by Dean Ken Stokes traveled to Mexico to attend a workshop focusing on economic...

Candidate forum Thursday

Officials with the Wayne County League of Women voters are reminding candidates for all local offices and the public of the organization's candidates forum Thursday at Herman Park Center. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. with candidates for sanitary...

Public record

Car stolen Demetric Moore of Old Grantham Road reported his 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, valued at $12,000, stolen on Monday, the Wayne County Sheriff's Department said. Dogs stolen *Gerlinda Clark of Rosewood Road reported that her rat terrier, named Gracie...

Three earn human relations awards

Three area people and groups came home with awards from the 2007 North Carolina Human Relations Awards that were held in Raleigh last Wednesday. The youth award went to Joshua Coley, who is city engineering department worker Ronnie Coley's son....