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Monday, January 28, 2008

Cemetery stories

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mallory Peacock, left, and her father, John, pictured near the grave marker of Eliza Dyer, a black nurse/caregiver buried in a white family’s plot at Willow Dale Cemetery. Ms. Peacock, a senior at Charles B. Aycock High...

On the trail of his family's hero

For nearly a year Cary Turner has told the story of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Hargrove -- of how he was left behind on the small Cambodian island of Koh Tang in 1975 and of the years it took...

New type of director sought for Wayne County building, grounds

Knowing they would be faced with multiple county capital projects over the next several years, Wayne County officials didn't want to simply plug in a replacement after Brandt Brown vacated the building and grounds director position in August. So, explained...

Keck adds his name to commission candidates

After losing to Commissioner Atlas Price by less than 300 votes in 2004, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Harold "Hal" Keck has decided to run again for the Wayne County Commissioner At-Large seat. "During my first try I ran...

Gathering memories

As a child, Mallory Peacock's father, John, used to take her to Willow Dale Cemetery and tell her about some of the people buried there. She heard the stories about a former North Carolina governor, a young soldier killed on...

Town sells pews for community building

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Town officials are selling the pews in the church serving as the Seven Springs Town Hall to pave the way for a community building. The current Town Hall is located in the former Seven Springs Baptist Church,...

Beamon joins MOC staff

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heather Beaman of Mount Olive has joined Mount Olive College as an admissions representative. A graduate of the college's evening program, she credits Mount Olive will transforming her life, as she was able to obtain her degree...

Wayne and Duplin farmers honored by soybean group

Randy McCullen and Reginald Strickland of Mount Olive were elected to serve as directors of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association. Current directors Jeff Parks of Goldsboro and Craig West of Fremont were re-elected to terms on the 30-member board....