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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Teenage baby sitter charged with sex offense

A Seven Springs 17-year-old baby-sitting for a family he knows is accused of molesting a 3-year-old, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office says. Lonnie Aaron Taylor, Ada Stroud Road, knew the family of his alleged victim well, Sheriff's Office Capt....

County schools promoting graduation all this week

Fighting the dropout rate, area high schools are hosting activities this week to promote graduation and encourage students to stay in school, officials said. Statewide, Gov. Mike Easley has proclaimed Sept. 7-13 "Graduation Awareness Week." Meanwhile, Dr. June Atkinson,...

Public record

Theft Danny Lassiter of U.S. 301 in Four Oaks reported a stolen stainless steel Frigidaire models of a refrigerator and stove, an unlisted brand microwave, a door frame and casing, hardwood flooring, cement and linoleum flooring worth $6,150 from...

Board details dropout number

Wayne County Board of Education members Monday night set out to educate county commissioners about the dropout numbers. They hope to extend that education to the public, while at the same time involving community members in dropout prevention --...

Local schools report 10-day numbers

Despite a tropical storm, bus delays caused by heavy rains, an early dismissal and a holiday -- all in the first 10 days of school -- enrollment is up by 44 students in Wayne County Public Schools, officials announced....

Cherry Hospital loses federal certification

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today that Cherry Hospital has had its certification as a Medicare and Medicaid provider revoked by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. News-Argus/File Photo Cherry Hospital The decertification...

Hilex Poly closes

Company officials confirmed this morning that the Hilex Poly manufacturing facility officially closed its doors Wednesday evening. The Hilex Poly manufacturing plant on Old Mount Olive Highway in Mount Olive closed its doors Wednesday night as the company made...

Jurors now deliberating in Duplin funding case

KENANSVILLE -- Jurors heard final arguments in the trial over school spending in Duplin County Wednesday -- and today were expected to receive instructions by Judge Thomas Haigwood of Greenville before entering into deliberations. The Duplin Board of Education...

Neuse River expected to crest today

The rising Neuse River is expected to crest late today after a double whammy of heavy rains in the past week. News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards The Neuse River is seen upstream from the Broadhurst Bridge this morning. The river is at...