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Monday, June 2, 2008

Fans welcome Trojans home

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive College Trojans pitcher Weston Curles, right, signs an autograph for Benjamin Bayles of Mount Olive. Fans were waiting Sunday when the team returned to the college campus after making the trip from Sauget, Ill., where...

Seven Springs man killed in dispute

Wayne County Sheriff's Office investigators say they are not sure whether they will file charges against the man they say shot and killed Shelton Douglas Southerland Jr., 31, on Sunday afternoon. Daniel Glenn Price Jr., 30, was named by deputies...

774 teens list their behaviors in survey

More than 59 percent of Wayne County high school students who responded to a recent survey say they have already had sex -- and a majority of them say they come home from school to an empty house. Students from...

Commission will eye budget plan, including job cuts, hours change

A year-long job freeze, the elimination of 20-30 job positions and a change in operating hours for some county offices are among the proposals in Wayne County's $162 million budget draft. The budget proposal will be presented to county commissioners...

Ex-chief's state-level hearing is postponed

APEX -- A hearing to consider the suspension/revocation of the law enforcement officer certification of former Mount Olive Chief of Police Emmett Ballree has been postponed until August. The hearing, originally scheduled for this past Thursday before the Probable Cause...

4th Fighter Wing airman earns Bronze Star for service in Iraq

A tear rolls down Tonya Westerman's cheek. The Air Force master sergeant can't make it through a discussion about her recent deployment without remembering the fallen. She never thought she would witness a military funeral. She never pictured herself saluting...

Bentonville living history program set for Saturday

Bentonville Battlefield Park will hold its summer seasonal living history program and artillery demonstration on June 7. Visitors will be able to listen to Civil War re-enactors talk about camp life and the role of the common soldier. Living historians...

Conservation post filing starts June 9

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...

Chronic disease management program

The Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging is teaming up with Wayne County Services on Aging to offer a chronic disease self-management program at the Wayne County Senior Center. The workshop, which is designed to empower people to take...