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Monday, September 22, 2008

Hispanic Community Development Center honors supporters

The state's growing Hispanic population has changed the face of North Carolina, and the newcomers, like other residents, want the same thing, "to live the American dream," said Matty Lazo-Chadderton, the director for Hispanic and Latino Affairs for state...

Jail ... overflowing

When the population of the Wayne County jail goes over 180 inmates, there are some who must sleep on mattresses on the floor. News-Argus/Bobby Williams Capt. James Tadlock, chief jailer for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, locks a cell...

Mayor: Mount Olive officer made 'horrible mistake'

MOUNT OLIVE -- A "horrible mistake." That is how Mount Olive Mayor Ray McDonald Sr. characterized a Thursday evening shooting that left a 45-pound Labrador retriever dead and a 24-year town resident grieving the loss of her beloved pet....

Stoney Creek Park draft plan gets look

The Stoney Creek Park Alliance got the first look at a draft of the new plan for Stoney Creek Park Thursday afternoon, but said it wasn't perfect. Drawn up by Raleigh architectural and design firm Kimley-Horn, the plan mostly...

National Guard reunion this week

Officers of the 252d Coast Artillery/Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group Association, North Carolina National Guard in Wilmington, have announced plans for the 29th annual reunion, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. All former members of Hq and Hq Btry, 252d...

Wayne County unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent

At last Tuesday's political forum sponsored by the Grantham Grange, moderator Dr. John Tart asked the four candidates for county commission who were on stage to answer what Wayne County's unemployment rate was. And each of the four got...

County eateries earn 'A' grades

Seventy-seven area restaurants and food stands have received "Golden A" awards, based on scores given throughout the year's health inspections. This is the 10th year for the recognition, sponsored by the Environmental Health section of the Wayne County Health...