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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Berry tasty

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mackenzie Gurley, the daughter of Tammy Weaver and Robbie Gurley, of Virginia, and the granddaughter of Dale and Beth Rumbley of Dudley, picks strawberries Tuesday at Cottle Farms in the Mar-Mac community. Cooperative Extension agent Kevin Johnson...

Firemen back sales tax increase

With more than two dozen members standing behind him, Kirk Barnett, president of the Wayne County Firemen's Asso-ciation, announced their support for the quarter-cent sales tax referendum during Tuesday's county commission meeting. County officials plan to use the revenues from...

Authorities interview two robbery suspects

Authorities confirmed that two more convenience stores were robbed in the county last night and two suspects are currently being interviewed. Last night's robberies bring the total to nine robberies possibly committed by the same sawed-off shotgun-toting robber, police said....

Best calls for tutoring study

With a group of Wayne County business leaders preparing to come together to form a series of committees to address their concerns with the public school system, Commissioner Jack Best offered a fifth possibility Tuesday. The four committees the business...

His dream came true

George Silvey sits in his home in Fremont, sporting a "Pirates of the Caribbean" T-shirt. The 8-year-old got the shirt during a week-long trip to Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. George, a 3rd-grade...

Library promoting poetry

The Wayne County Public Library will host its first ever Poetry Walk on Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will gather at the library and then walk through the surrounding neighborhoods, letting the sights and sounds and of the...

Public record

Theft Bobby Dixson of Millers Chapel Road reported that someone entered her yard Monday night and stole a rooster worth $30....