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Monday, October 13, 2008

New craft store opens inside O'Berry Center's log cabin

The long-awaited log cabin which will be home to Berry Towne Crafts at O'Berry Center opened last week, just in time for the Southern Heritage and Craft Fair held Saturday Construction began on the building in September 2007. The 1,620-square...

Wayne industrial development not affected by downturn

It is still too early to tell what, if any, effect the nation's financial crisis will have on Wayne County's industrial development efforts, says Joanna Thompson, president of the county Economic Development Alliance. "Maybe it is fortunate for us,...

Property revaluation raises questions in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County tax officials last week were questioned about how they determine the value of property. At a public hearing held by the county Board of Commissioners, some property owners asked sharp questions about the methods used...

Columbus Day a lesson for students

If you ask the students in Mary Wellmer's English as a Second Language class at Eastern Wayne Elementary School about Christopher Columbus, they can tell you a thing or two. The second- and third-graders started learning all about the famous...

Mount Olive pays tribute to native son

MOUNT OLIVE -- An original poster of the movie "See Here, Private Hargrove,"a story about Mount Olive native Marion Hargrove's experience as a private in the Army in the 1940s, was dedicated Sunday at the David John Aaron Museum....