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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Braswell receives Old North State Award

Wayne County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell has received the Governor's Old North State Award. Braswell, a graduate of the University of North Carolina Law School, is a former Wayne County commissioner, member of the state House...

State has team at Cherry

With the help of state officials who have spent the last week in Goldsboro, Cherry Hospital Director Dr. Jack St. Clair said today the hospital hopes soon to have a plan of correction in place that will satisfy the...

New Code Red system is up and running

A chorus of cell phone ringers blared from the county commissioners' dais Tuesday morning seconds after Delbert Edwards, county communications supervisor, activated the county's new Code Red emergency telephone alert system. However, the demonstration of the new system did...

Duplin hires firm to audit schools' finances

KENANSVILLE -- A financial and performance audit of the Duplin County School District approved Monday by county commissioners is not a "retaliatory" response to the school board's suit against the county, Commissioner Cary Turner said. The two sides are...

Questioning the park plan

About a dozen city residents got a chance to ask questions about the proposed Stoney Creek Park at a forum sponsored by the Stoney Creek Alliance Tuesday night at the W.A. Foster Recreation Center. News-Argus/Greg Sousa Stoney Creek Park...

Sickle Cell Drive to be held Saturday

The Epicurean Civic Club will hold its annual Sickle Cell Drive on Saturday at Berkeley Mall, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Organizers said they hope to raise $10,000 for the fight against the disease. The event will be...

McDonald, Evans are in the hospital

Mount Olive Mayor Ray McDonald Sr. and county Commissioner J.D. Evans of Dudley are patients at Wayne Memorial Hospital. McDonald has been hospitalized since last Thursday, while Evans has been there since Aug. 5. Meanwhile, Mount Olive Town Manager...