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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hitting the Aisles

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Hundred of shoppers make their way into the new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Rosewood on Wednesday morning for the store's ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony. Construction of the store began about a year ago. Wal-Mart now has...

Commissioners eye tax proposal for 2008

For 21 of the 26 counties with a local option tax referendum on their ballots Tuesday, the rallying cry seemed to be 'no new taxes,' as voters repeatedly rejected both new revenue options offered to them. And, while none Wayne...

O'Berry observes its 50th anniversary

Bill and Maureen Scott still recall the day, 39 years ago, they brought their troubled eight-year-old son to O'Berry Center and the "heart-wrenching decision" to leave him there. "We were frightened as could be, but there was this lovely woman...

Most water district incumbents keep their board seats

Nearly forgotten in the fray of the six municipal elections Tuesday were the four sanitary districts also selecting new board members. Featuring mostly incumbents, the four boards have received a little more attention than usual this year as Wayne County...

Duplin approves water ordinance

Despite the drought, residents on Duplin County's water system aren't faced with a water crisis right now, but the county Board of Commissioners adopted a water shortage ordinance Monday morning anyway. It's actually something, explained county Manager Mike Aldridge, that...

Edgertons honored for Habitat work

Bill and Jan Edgerton were named recipients of the 2007 Medallion Award at a recognition ceremony Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. It was one of only 20 such awards given to North Carolina volunteers this year. The Edgertons will be...

Military mail deadlines nearing

WASHINGTON -- The surge in military personnel sent to Iraq is contributing to an overall increase in overseas mail delivery by almost 200 percent and average volume will quadruple during the peak holiday week. The U.S. Postal Service is reminding...

Airport drill tests emergency units

Shortly before noon Wednesday, officials at the Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport "stumbled" across the scene of a terrorist plot involving an unidentified chemical or biological compound -- likely the nerve gas sarin. Following their emergency action plan, they contacted the Belfast...

Public record

Armed robbery investigated *Clifford Allen Davis of Mocksville said he was robbed at gun point in the parking lot at 2100 Wayne Memorial Drive. He said two black men who appeared to be in their 20s approached while he was...

Greene County superintendent resigns

SNOW HILL -- The Greene County Board of Education accepted the resignation of school Superintendent Dr. L. Stephen Mazingo during a special called meeting this week. Mazingo has accepted the of headmaster at Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston. His resignation...

Duplin election results

From staff reports These are results from some of the Duplin County municipal elections held Tuesday. CALYPSO Mayor * 28 write-in votes Board of Commissioners (five seats) *Larry Cashwell -- 50 *Diana Lewis -- 41 *Rubylene "Ruby" Lambert (incumbent) --...