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Friday, April 4, 2008

Kwast headed to Langley

By early fall, the 4th Fighter Wing will have a new commander. Air Force officials confirmed Thursday Col. Steve Kwast has been assigned to Langley Air Force Base, where he will serve as Air Combat Command's deputy director of requirements....

Shine fire chief dies in fall

The chief of Shine Volunteer Fire Department fell to his death Thursday from a Mulberry Street building where he was repairing the roof, authorities said. Tully Layden, 52, was a longtime firefighter and this year's president of the Greene County...

City officials to Days Inn owners: Damaged motel is coming down

Days Inn owners are less than 30 days away from having to choose a contractor to tear down the wind-damaged structure, city officials say. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said he has finalized a bid package for demolition of the...

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle campaigns for Obama

With North Carolina's primary only a month away and the race between the Democratic presidential hopefuls tightening, both Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton have made campaign stops across the state. But on Thursday it was Wisconsin Gov. Jim...

John Kerr officially endorses Ed Wilson

With a crowded field looking to take his place in the state Senate, John Kerr announced this week that he is endorsing fellow Wayne County Democrat Dr. Ed Wilson for his District 5 seat. Kerr, who is retiring after 20...

Services on Aging to honor volunteers

The Wayne County Services on Aging will hold a volunteer appreciation reception on Saturday at Wilber's Barbecue at 2:30 p.m. Senior Center Director Eryn McAuliffe says the agency has 50 volunteers altogether, and she expects about 25 to attend. "Wayne...

Butterball donates $1,000 to Girl Scouts

MOUNT OLIVE -- Butterball of Mount Olive has given the Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines a $1,000 donation. "We are pleased to support the great program of Girl Scouting and know that this donation will have a meaningful impact...

Easley raises Final Four stakes, bets pound of Wilber's barbecue

The impending clash between the basketball teams of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Kansas, who will meet Saturday in the semi-finals of the NCAA tournament, has prompted the governors of the two states to wager...

Correction

The story in Wednesday's News-Argus about amnesty day at the county landfill on April 26 provided the wrong times for the all-day event. The correct times that the landfill on Landfill Road in Dudley will be open are 8 a.m....