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Friday, May 30, 2008

Jinnette Stands Down at SJAFB

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Lt. Col. James Jinnette, left, listens as 4th Fighter Wing Operations Group Commander Col. Eric Nelson bids him farewell. Jinnette relinquished command of the 335th Fighter Squadron this morning at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. During his...

Hometown boy ... done good

Friday morning's ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was bittersweet for James Jinnette, as the Air Force lieutenant colonel saluted members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 335th Fighter Squadron one final time as their commander. It was not that...

Walnut Creek neighbors riled by farmer's anti-deer device

Charles Wade needed to chase the deer away from his young tobacco crop near the Wayne-Lenoir county line. His solution -- a propane-powered "scare away" canon that fires blanks at the wooded area along his field. It works, Wade said,...

Village officials tabling ETJ plan

Residents and landowners within a one-half mile radius outside the municipal limits of the Village of Walnut Creek likely won't see any movement toward the creation of an extraterritorial zone anytime soon. After holding a public hearing Wednesday night, attended...

Savings will help health department

Savings already on hand will cushion a financial blow dealt to the Health Department last week, officials say. County officials told department managers that the department will receive $400,000 less than requested in the 2008-09 budget. The department had asked...

Proposal could alter chicken plant rules

A bill that would increase inspections of working conditions in poultry plants has been introduced in the state Senate. The measure, SB 2104, is being sponsored by Sen. Daniel Clodfelter of Mecklenburg County. It calls for the state health director...

Soil and Water Board filing deadline July 7

The filing period for candidates for Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors for the November 4 general election will begin at noon June 9 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office. The filing period closes at noon...

Stoney Creek Park Alliance looking for help with small projects

As plans for Phase 1 of Stoney Creek Park are currently being prepared, the Stoney Creek Park Alliance is looking toward the future and asking for help. The alliance has established a wish list for items that are needed in...

Authorities worried about stolen meds

Two kinds of medication possibly stolen by juveniles sometime Thursday night or early today could be dangerous to them, county authorities said. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office said deputies don't know who stole Teresa Tipton's prescriptions for a nerve-pain medication...

Public record

Forgery reported Allison Duffield of Friendly Mart on KcKee Oil Company Road, Mount Olive reported that someone used fake identities on checks to obtain about $1,000 from the business, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Copper theft A...

Johnston ag meeting scheduled

The next Johnston County Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting will be held on Friday, June 6, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Hatcher's Bridge Tree Farm at 1180 Shoeheel Road, Kenly. An educational tour will follow conducted by the Johnston County Cooperative Extension...