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Friday, July 25, 2008

Reuel Inc. will add 50 jobs at local plant

By STEVE HERRING News-Argus Staff Writer A nearly $3 million expansion project is expected to secure Reuel Inc.'s standing as the nation's second-leading supplier of molded electrical insulators, while opening the door on a new venture -- building power traction...

Public record

Charges The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported these charges: *Nicholas Antonio Brown, 27, North John Street, failure to appear in court, $500 bond. *Gordon Willis Cole Jr., 27, Mobile Circle, Dudley, fail to pay child support, $600 bond. *David Jeffery...

Duplin attorney fees up to $75,000 as county/school mediation continues

KENANSVILLE -- Attorneys' fees have reached $75,000 in the month-old meditation dispute between county commissioners and school board over local funding of the schools. The total does not include any charges associated with Wednesday night's mediation session. Another session...

Habitat still looking for teen builders

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne still has openings for teen volunteers to work on a house Wednesday. July 30 will be the organization's first Teen Day for teens aged 14 to 18. To sign up, call the Habitat office at...

No change in drought level across county

By ANESSA MYERS News-Argus Staff Writer Wayne County is holding its ground in the moderate drought category, remaining in that status for three consecutive weeks. The county has came down from the severe drought category it was in at the...

Wayne museum features prehistoric fossils exhibit

An exhibit of prehistoric fossils and shells is drawing more visitors to the Wayne County Museum than most historical displays, says museum manager Johnna Nelson. The exhibit is very hands-on, Mrs. Nelson said, with stations at which visitors can...

Hike in minimum wage not problem for most

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor Minimum-wage employees in Wayne County should see a little more in their paychecks next week as a new federal wage floor went into effect Thursday. But the jump -- $832 a year -- won't...

Sager, Griffin ready for fall battle

With primary season over and neither man having faced an opponent, both candidates for the state House District 11 seat have begun gradually laying the groundwork for a campaign they expect will hit its stride by Labor Day. "Our Web...

Borden Loft project bill now tabled

With the state legislative session coming to a close last week, a local bill that would alleviate a right-of-way problem involving the North Carolina Railroad Co. -- and allow the progress of the renovation of the old Borden Manufacturing...