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Sunday, June 28, 2009

United Way moving to new office at bank

United Way of Wayne County workers will have a change of scenery come next week. The organization is moving from its location at 308 N. William St. to the Wachovia building at 301 E. Ash St. The bank will still...

Signing God's love

For pastor Doug Seymour and the Blended Fellowship Original Free Will Baptist Mission congregation, celebrating faith does not require hearing a preacher's sermon. All it takes is an open heart -- and learning a new kind of language. For nearly...

Wayne leaders: No quick vote for budget

With a 2009-10 budget deficit that seems to be growing by the day, the North Carolina General Assembly is poised to approve a continuing budget resolution Tuesday as negotiations between the House and the Senate continue to drag on....

Two dead, one injured in Fremont crash

FREMONT -- Two women were killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of N.C. 222 and N.C. 581 west of Fremont. Donna Karen Capps, 49, of Henderson, and Agnes Byrd Carney, 71, of Beaufort died at...

Air Mobility Command brings heroes to get care

Col. Fritz Linsenmeyer has been flying KC-135 Stratotankers for years, but it took a short tour in January 2008 for him to realize just what it means to be a part of the "big picture" war effort American forces are...

Four-day week spreading to other offices

News-Argus Staff Writers As August marks the one-year anniversary of the cost-cutting four-day workweek for most county offices, other public service providers such as the county school district and Wayne Community College have followed suit, even on a limited basis....

Kicking off the Fourth a little early

PIKEVILLE -- The judges were still savoring their samplings of home-cooked barbecue Saturday at noon as people were already lining up to purchase the tasty results of the town's first "Pig Cook-Off." Not far away children slid, jumped and...

Cookie recall prompts state action

A recall of certain packages of Nestle Toll House cookie dough means Wayne County day-care centers will get visits from state inspectors, officials at the Health Department said. Kevin Whitley, director of environmental health, said the state initiated the response...

Community college honors administrators

The Association of Educational Office Professionals at Wayne Community College recently honored two of its own, naming Ray Burrell administrator of the year and Dori Fraser as educational office professional of the year. Burrell, head of the college's Business...

City housing fair draws homeowner hopefuls

One person wanted to know about buying a low-income house. Another was interested in the true worth of having a house inspected before buying. Still others wanted to know about buying foreclosed houses, credit checks and programs available for...

Automotive teachers earn recertification

Seven area high school automotive teachers recently spent three days as students at Wayne Community College, earning training hours to keep their programs nationally certified. Terry Bradshaw of Princeton High School, Joe Buckner of East Duplin High School, Robbie Fonvielle...