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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Georgia-Pacific fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Firefighters from five volunteer fire departments responded to an explosion at the Georgia-Pacific plant in Dudley shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday. The blast could be heard for a mile in every direction, residents said. Firefighters were on...

WCC trustees approve small fee increases

Wayne Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday night approved a small increase in its student activity fee, slightly altered its admissions policy for undocumented immigrants and moved up the May meeting date to allow more discussion time for the long-range...

Georgia-Pacific blast rocks neighborhood but no one hurt

No one was hurt in an explosion and minor fire at Georgia-Pacific wood processing facility last night, authorities said. But Plant Manager Charles McLendon told Dudley Assistant Fire Chief Don Garner the incident caused $20,000 in damages to an oriented...

Pikeville discusses library future

PIKEVILLE -- One Pikeville town commissioner discussed a commitment to "always" keeping a library in Pikeville, as the mayor lamented possible effects of a countywide library plan. Newly-elected Commissioner Dennis Lewis said he thought Pikeville should continue funding libraries even...

Rec center planning fine-tuned

Don't expect to buy a hot dog or nachos once the new Community Recreation Center opens. The facility won't have a full kitchen facility, mostly because of the cost. City staff members had said they would love to have the...

Shaw named Youth of the Year by Boys and Girls Club

Ryquia Shaw has been named the 2008 Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County and will now compete for the state honor against 36 other young people in Raleigh on April 3-4. Ryquia, 14,...

Burglar busted for boosting beer, cash

MAR-MAC -- A burglar who awoke a Devonshire Drive couple while stealing beer and cash was arrested Tuesday, authorities said. Thomislav and Diana Senzel told Sheriff's Office detectives a man broke into their home the night of March 6, according...

Beaufort man leads police on car chase

Police say an intoxicated Beaufort man driving a stolen car under a revoked license refused to stop after being clocked at a high rate of speed on Spence Avenue. Kevin Earl Guthrie, 25, led police on a chase Tuesday morning...

Public record

Arson attempt The Wayne County Sheriff's Office suspects arson in a Monday evening fire at the Woodcroft Drive home of Angie Sollars, according to a report. A flower box under a window was set on fire, causing $2,000 in damages...