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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mount Olive residents could get prescription savings plan soon

MOUNT OLIVE -- Some residents here could soon be saving an average of up to 20 percent off full retail cost of their prescriptions -- and pay nothing for the privilege. The town earlier this month finalized the requirements...

County farmers not predicting banner year for planting, prices

Even in the dead of winter, Keith Waller is thinking of spring. Although the fields of his Mount Olive farm are empty this time of year, planting season is on the way, and Waller faces difficult decisions. "We're trying to...

General: SJAFB will be around for years

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- When Gen. John Corley talks about Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, he says the installation has a long future ahead of it. But just what that future would look like still raises questions for...

Winter melt

Despite the nearly 4 inches -- on average -- of snow that fell on Wayne County Tuesday, much of it had melted by Thursday -- even though temperatures Wednesday struggled to break the freezing mark. However, black ice was...

Landfill ramps will be widened for safety's sake

Ramps at some of the county's convenience sites literally have people on the edge when it comes to driving a full-sized pickup truck onto them. It is a safety issue that the county hopes to rectify through a $250,000...

Duplin to equalize rates for water use

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Board of Commis-sioners voted Wednesday to raise rates in the county's water districts, making costs uniform for all county customers. The commissioners voted 4-1 to adopt the new water rates, which will raise all bills for...