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Friday, November 23, 2007

Lining up to shop

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber A line of more than 150 early morning shoppers wait for Target’s doors to open shortly before 6 a.m. today. Black Friday holiday discounts in stores nationwide traditionally draw millions of shoppers out of their homes and...

Bargain hunt: Capturing a deal on a holiday gift

With the sky still pitch black, but the line in front of the door growing, JCPenney store manager Karen Witt decided it was time for a last-minute pep talk before opening the doors at 4 a.m. today. Reminding her employees...

WAGES will have new leadership in January

A replacement for retiring WAGES Executive Director Bryan Sutton has been named by its governing board. Dr. Marlee Ray, who recently retired as director of instructional support services with Wayne County Public Schools, will take over the reins Jan. 1,...

Police hunt for clues in shooting

Police now say a man found dead Sunday in woods off Salem Church Road was killed Saturday, the night a woman reported hearing gunshots behind her home. They now need help digging up leads to solve the murder of Joseph...

Company's plan would turn hog waste into energy

KENANSVILLE -- With an estimated 2.2 million hogs, each producing an average of 11 pounds of waste every day, swine manure is one of Duplin County's most abundant resources, and currently, it is being pumped into controversial lagoons and spray...

Commission approves request for rezoning

Finally deciding an issue that has hung around for several weeks, the Wayne County Board of Commis-sioners voted this week to rezone 19.4 acres along the corner of U.S. 70 and N.C. 581. The request was made by Jack Smith,...

Students compete in anti-drug essay contest

Wayne County students in grades 6-8 wrote more than 800 essays for the Red Ribbon Essay contest. It was sponsored by Wayne County 4-H, Cooperative Extension Service and Eastpointe. The theme was "Why it's important to remain drug free." Seven...

Walnut Creek has new clerk

The Village of Walnut Creek has a new face behind the window at Town Hall. Walnut Creek resident Cathy Woodson has been named the new village clerk. Longtime village clerk Sandra Allen submitted her resignation to the village council earlier...