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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Charles B. Aycock Birthplace fire

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wayne County Sherrif Arson Investigator Shawn Harris inspects the remains of a fire of unknown origin that North Carolina Historic Sites officials say started early this morning on the back porch of the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace...

Aycock Birthplace fire ruled 'suspicious'

Authorities suspect arson in an early Thursday morning fire that severely damaged the main building at the birthplace of Gov. Charles B. Aycock, the Sheriff's Office said. Wayne County Sheriff's Office Capt. Tom Effler said that unknown suspects attempted to...

Dail will get $368,493

The N.C. Industrial Commission confirmed Wednesday that they approved compensation for exonerated former inmate Dwayne Dail. Dail was cleared in August when DNA evidence showed he could not have been the man who raped a Goldsboro 12-year-old in 1987, after...

Walnut Creek cuts its water use

Residents of Walnut Creek are doing their part to help with the statewide water conservation effort. During the last three months of 2007, Village Administrator Lou Cook said he had every gallon of water that went through their system tracked...

Businesses want water regulation done fairly

RALEIGH -- For many of the nearly 100 residents attending Wednesday's state Environmental Review Commission meeting, the discussion about future water allocation featured a handful of recurring themes -- stop blaming outdoor landscaping industries, educate everyone about conservation, provide incentives...

Abstinence banquet set for middle of February

Local youths will be treated to a spaghetti supper and entertainment while learning about the benefits of abstinence during the 11th Annual Rose Banquet. The banquet is sponsored by the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and will be Feb....

Foster parents being sought in eastern N.C.

Boys and Girls Homes of NC, a non-profit organization, works to promote awareness of the devastating effects of child abuse and neglect in southeastern North Carolina. The organization is dedicated to locating need foster and adoptive parents that are dedicated...

Bartlett honored by state soybean farmers

Kenneth Bartlett of LaGrange, a soybean producer from Wayne County, has been awarded the meritorious service award by the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. The award is the association's most prestigious recognition for outstanding commitment and contributions to the Association...