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Monday, March 10, 2008

Controversial intersection

News-Argus/Greg Sousa The intersection of Beston Road and U.S. 70 used to be accident-prone. Now, with directional crossover lanes and signage prohibiting left and U-turns, many residents believe the intersection is a safer one but also more confusing. For...

Towns form development alliance

Nearly six months after a series of recommendations for creating economic opportunities in northern Wayne County was laid out for them, leaders in Pikeville, Fremont and Eureka have finally selected their task force members and plan to begin work in...

Students should have new choices of schools

Darrell Allison recalls looking for a 12-foot ladder years ago while living in Charlotte. With a Home Depot on one side of the street and Lowe's on the other, Allison decided to do some comparison shopping. "I found one for...

Is Beston intersection safer?

Accidents are down at the Beston Road and U.S. 70 interchange, but residents and business owners say they still have mixed feelings about the changes made there. The interchange, which is located a few miles east of Walnut Creek, used...

Former Duplin commissioner, Pleasant Grove chief dies

MOUNT OLIVE -- Former Duplin County Commissioner Larry Howard of the White Flash community of Duplin County died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. His wife of 42 years, Janet, said Howard passed peacefully around midnight Saturday. He went to the...

Groups offering prom dresses for those who can't afford one

Not being able to afford a dress should not keep a Wayne County high school junior or senior from attending prom, two local groups of volunteers have decided. When the Garris Chapel United Methodist Church put out a call for...

Johnston County water restrictions

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners voted last week to revise the county's water restrictions to permit county retail water customers to utilize hand-held watering at any time. Also, retail water customers may utilize drip irrigation and soaker hoses for...