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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mount Olive board OKs new sign, first depot contracts

MOUNT OLIVE -- A decades-old traffic pattern is about to change for motorists, and a local historic landmark is getting a makeover. Mount Olive Town Board members talked about the long-awaited depot renovation project and the traffic change at...

County will get $400,000 for local housing rehabilitation

Wayne County officials are hopeful a $400,000 grant will allow the county to rehabilitate between 12-14 houses. Commissioners applied for the grant in October, were notified last week it had been approved, and Monday morning officially voted to accept...

Former News-Argus editor releases book of stories, writings

So for those with whom he has shared a chat, it comes as no surprise that the 55-year newsroom veteran is storytelling again. Price's newly published "Folks Around Here" is a collection, he says, of humorous and serious columns and...

Don Davis to resign as Snow Hill mayor

Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis announced Tuesday that he will step down from his post on Monday as he prepares to take his seat as the District 5 state senator in January. Davis, a Democrat, defeated Republican state Rep....

Cherry worker charged in assault

A Cherry Hospital worker has been charged with sexually abusing a patient. Perry J. Butler was charged with felony sexual offense Monday. He stands accused of having sex with the patient. Butler was released from the Wayne County Jail Tuesday...

Board asks for input on building site

The board of trustees of the old Community Building wants Wayne County residents to help decide what should be done with land the board owns on the corner of William and Walnut streets. A public meeting is set for Jan....

Couple die in blaze

Two people died in a Dakota Street house fire early this morning, and state investigators have been called in, fire officials said. Arson is not suspected at this point, Capt. Bernard Patterson said. The names of the two victims, a...