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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Economic punch - Feeding Wayne County

Daryl Thomas always takes a cup of soup with him when he leaves the Community Soup Kitchen even though there is a sign on the wall prohibiting carry-outs. He is a long-time customer -- and knows the volunteers who...

Officials weighing charges in shooting

An act of self defense or a murder -- that is the question the Wayne County District Attorney's office must now weigh in the shooting death of Shelton Douglas Southerland Jr., 31, after he repeatedly entered a neighbor's home....

Public record

More charges in vehicle break-ins The Wayne County Sheriff's Office said John Harley Smith, 20, Plantation Road, is responsible for more break-ins to vehicles in the Rosewood community. Additional charges include eight counts of breaking or entering a motor...

MOC receives grant to study grass-fed cattle business

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center at Mount Olive College received a $125,000 grant from the Tobacco Trust Fund to study the grass-fed cattle industry. The grant will help farmers interested in producing grass-fed beef with tools...

Duplin county, school negotiations on funding in stalemate

KENANSVILLE -- The deadline to wrap up mediation between the Duplin County Board of Comm-issioners and the county Board of Education board is two weeks away and there is little indication that much progress has been made. The next...

Four-day work week applies to Health Department

Citing concerns over delivery of some health services when the county converts to a four-day work week, the Board of Health Wednesday voted to seek a 30-day extension on the policy, only to have the county manager hours later...