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Monday, October 29, 2007

Riding for United Way

News-Argus/Greg Sousa United Way 2007 Campaign Chairman Jimmie Ford, center, gathers with motorcycle riders from the R-Riders Motorcycle Club preparing to start their run Sunday. Nearly 100 riders participated, raising $1,149 for United Way as it heads into the...

Schools take aim at staph infection

The best way to ward off an outbreak of MRSA, officials say, can be boiled down to the same long-held recommendation for preventing the flu -- frequent hand-washing. "If I had to say it in three words -- wash your...

Officials consider plan for reservoir

Despite the overcast skies and the rain of the last few days, Wayne County still finds itself in the midst of a drought that the National Drought Mitigation Center has classified as exceptional. Because of that dwindling supply of water,...

69 years in the air and still flying

For 69 years retired Air Force Col. Ray Kleber has flown airplanes. At age 13, before he had even driven a car, the man who would later fly 302 missions in the Vietnam War was at the controls of a...

Museum collects artifacts from local plantations

Plantations will be the focus of a new exhibit opening at the Wayne County Museum Thursday. Museum volunteer Chris Lawson is gathering artifacts for the display, which museum officials say might grow to a point where it requires space upstairs...

Albertson Stew Fest Saturday

ALBERTSON -- Duplin County's only private library will hold its annual Stew Fest Saturday, with proceeds going to buy new books and support the facility. Activities begin at 9 a.m. at the Grady-Outlaw Memorial Library at the intersection of N.C....

Attempted robbery at Mar Mac restaurant foiled by employee

A Bojangle's employee foiled a robbery attempt at the Mar Mac restaurant Sunday night by locking herself away from the suspect, authorities say. As the restaurant was closing for the night, around 11 p.m., an unidentified black male approached the...