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Friday, November 16, 2007

Just like pilots

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber 334th Fighter Squadron Lt. Col. Jason Brenneman dresses Kailey Kincaid, left, and Gracie Vera in his Air Force jackets and equipment during a visit to Northwest Elementary School Thursday. The event was part of a schoolwide celebration...

Judge, DA disagree over jail liaison position

A new position created by Wayne County commissioners is intended to reduce the jail population and keep court-appointed attorneys on their toes. But officials don't fully agree how effective a court liaison is at keeping the number of inmates down...

County takes aim at luring biotech

Hoping to take advantage of Wayne County's proximity to the Research Triangle Park and the facilities at East Carolina University and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Greenville, county officials have agreed to partner with their counterparts from four other...

Pizza Anyone?

Cheese, sauce and dough are not usually part of a superintendent's repertoire. But for Dr. Steven Taylor, Thursday night was a little out of the ordinary. The Wayne County Public Schools superintendent was not in his office on Royall Avenue...

Christmas tree woes

MOUNT OLIVE -- Brownie Souther-land lost most of what he planted this year, and the crop that did survive is underdeveloped. But once Thanksgiving rolls around, Christmas tree farmers simply do not have the luxury of waiting for the rain...

Community reaches out to assist local students

If it takes a village to raise a child, one group of Wayne County residents hopes its efforts will not only benefit the youths but might spawn similar efforts in other communities. Central Heights Community Outreach, comprised of residents in...

Public record

Robbery arrest A man who authorities say helped rob a handicapped victim at an N.C. 111 South home in Seven Springs has been arrested, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Samuel Devon Cannon, 30, Brock Street, faces charges of first-degree...

Wayne County Reads Web site up and running

The Wayne County Reads Committee has erected a Web site for its 2008 season at www.waynecountyreads.com. The committee, co-chaired by Tara Humphries of Wayne Community College and Kim Huskins Webb of the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Library, has had...

Wayne chosen for state's early college application program

Wayne County high school students are being encouraged to pursue college after graduation, with the district being chosen to participate in a statewide initiative to begin the application process early in their senior year. For three days this past week,...

Monday is last day to give to Operation Christmas Child

Adamsville Baptist Church is accepting donations of shoe boxes filled with toys, candy and hygiene items for needy children all over the world. About 60 church members are loading a tractor-trailer truck with gifts as part of Operation Christmas Child,...