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Monday, July 7, 2008

Bee rentals

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards Beekeepers Bill and Elaine Thering built these boxes at first for a fundraiser and now for their own bees as a hobby. That is a traditional bee box in the background. The bees in there were caught...

Tax rates stay same in Duplin, Wayne

Wayne and Duplin counties were among the state's 75 counties that did not increase their tax rates for fiscal year 2008-09. Wayne's tax rate is 76.4 cents per $100 valuation, while Duplin's is 79 cents. There are 23 counties with...

Two boards will meet now, ask public later

Efforts to build unity between the school board and county commission will be expanded to include parents and the community, Board of Education Chairwoman Thelma Smith says in advance of a joint meeting between the two boards. The meeting is...

Statistics: Accidents low since crossover

The most recent accident statistics for the area near the Beston Road-U.S. 70 intersection "speak for themselves" when it comes to the effectiveness of safety improvements made there last year, County Manager Lee Smith said. Smith said that according to...

Quiet weekend, local officials report

Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported a fairly peaceful holiday weekend. "It was a relatively quiet weekend," Sheriff's Office Maj. George Raecher said. "I'm not aware of any big complaints or anything." In concurrence was Highway Patrol...

Beekeepers struggle to keep hives buzzing for local produce farmers

Local produce farmers who used to let nature take its course are now renting bees to help pollinate their crops. But beekeepers say there are not enough bees to go around in eastern North Carolina. And today, Field Crop Agent...

MOC scholarships

Two area students have been named recipients of $3,000 Leaders Scholarships to attend Mount Olive College in the fall. Matthew Scott Stevens of Mount Olive, son of David and Janie Stevens, is a graduate of North Duplin High School. He...