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Monday, July 21, 2008

Economy - Average Citizen

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Technology students do well in national competition

Wayne County Public Schools recently earned 16 top-10 places in events at the 30th annual National Technology Student Association conference in Orlando, Fla. Five students also placed first and two placed third in their events. Four thousand students competed...

Life, downsized -- Families cut back on expenses

Faye Joseph is feeling the stress of the economy. She says she makes most of her decisions these days based on how much they will cost — including her education. News-Argus/Dennis Hill Many Wayne County residents are able to...

Going electric

Susan Crenshaw, owner of Health Habit, has had an electric car for nearly four years. She and husband Bob actually won the vehicle as part of a company promotion and didn't drive it much right away. News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Susan...

Drivers cut back on trips, downsize

Sue Kearney preferred driving her Mercury Mountaineer — it was bigger and had more room for the grandkids — but last summer she faced reality and rising gas prices and traded it in for the more economical Honda Accord....

Mount Olive pilots plan to prepare for emergencies

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town of Mount Olive is a pilot project for a program that hopes to help small towns be better-prepared to deal with disasters. Communities in Crisis is a program based in Clayton that has worked...

2 SWHS graduates die in car crash

Two 18-year-old recent Southern Wayne High School graduates had alcohol in their systems when they died in a Saturday night automobile crash, authorities said. Andrew Britt, of Manley Grove Church Road, and Franklin Carlisle Purvis II, of Dobbersville Road, died...