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Friday, September 26, 2008

Authorities hope law will help stop gangs

Local police who deal with gangs are looking at a new law with cautious optimism -- hoping, they say, that stiffer penalties after Dec. 1 might hamper gangs that try to recruit children for criminal activity. "(The law) it's...

Students out of school without booster

Up to 332 sixth-graders in Wayne County Public Schools will not be allowed to return to class until they get a required vaccination. School officials say they plan to enforce a state law requiring sixth-graders to get a booster...

Public record

Students arrested Six students have been charged with affray following a Wednesday morning fight in a hallway at Southern Wayne High School at Dudley. All six were placed under $500 bonds. Charged were: Carols Ponte Council, 16, Cleveland Drive,...

Christian music festival Saturday in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD -- On Saturday, youth from Johnston and surrounding counties are invited to attend the annual "Faith Festival" at the Neuse River Amphitheater in downtown Smithfield. The free concert will be held from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. with...

Senate hopeful makes stop, talks to Wayne County farmers

FREMONT -- Promises of better and more visible leadership were on the lips of U.S. Senate candidate Kay Hagan as she made a brief campaign stop at Jerry West's farm in Fremont Thursday afternoon. News-Argus/Greg Sousa North Carolina Senator...

Chamber will sponsor economic discussion

Wayne County's economic forecast will be the topic of a Tuesday morning panel discussion sponsored by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. The discussion, part of the Chamber's new State of the Community series, will be held from 8...

Officials say fair will open today as scheduled

Despite a soggy start, officials with the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair said this morning they are hoping for better weather for the rest of the fair's run. "Hopefully, we'll be able to have all our normal activities today," Fair...

Storm doesn't stop the goats

Marisa Linton of Grantham had been in the ring before -- many times. News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Marisa Linton, left, is interviewed by judge John Tart III during the senior showmanship portion of the junior meat goat show held at the...