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Monday, March 17, 2008

DAV seeks new headquarters

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Connie Turnage, center, talks with Hoss Peele, right, ande William Moore at a breakfast meeting for the Disabled American Veterans. With more ande more disabled veterans coming out of the war in Iraq, local veterans say the...

Stabbing suspects sought

From staff reports A Duplin County man was reportedly stabbed to death Sunday on Garner's Chapel Road but Duplin County Sheriff's Office officials refused to comment on the incident. A call to the office of Duplin Sheriff Blake Wallace was...

More are on the way

Bill Graham looks across a table inside the Disabled American Veterans' Post 45 home base off Patrick Street. He listens to his 40-year-old junior vice commander respond to the notion that veterans' groups are dying out. "These young kids fighting...

County will eye 20-year roadmap

Meeting Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners is expected discuss, and possibly give final approval to the Wayne County Comprehensive Plan. The plan, which has been in the works for nearly two years, features 12 vision areas, including...

Legislative wary of fix for mental health care

Local legislators are approaching Gov. Mike Easley's recent proposals to fix the state's mental health system with a healthy dose of skepticism. While acknowledging that something needs to be done to help stabilize a system that has been reeling...

Free county respite care openings

From staff reports The Wayne County Services on Aging has five openings in its free respite care program. The program is not adult day care. It is designed to offer structured activities and supervision for senior citizens who have some...

Death found to be of natural causes

An investigation into the death of John Rogers, 73, of Rose Landing Place, was determined to be a death by natural causes....