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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Seniors get chance to buy fresh produce direct from local farms

John Dockery says he is "pie-thirsty" and ready for some sweet potato pie. Dockery bought fresh sweet potatoes Tuesday morning at the Wayne County Senior Center, which now has fresh produce available to the seniors every Tuesday. Travis Uzzell...

Wayne County students get glimpses of schools

Middle and high schools around the county welcomed families Wednesday night as part of the district's open house to usher in the new school year. Hallways filled quickly as students reunited with friends or located schedules and supply lists before...

Newspaper's oak has to come down

Goldsboro lost a landmark and The News-Argus an old friend when the big southern red oak tree in front of the newspaper office on Berkeley Boulevard was cut down today. The tree, which experts say is more than 100 years...

Duplin County staff concerned about consolidation plans

KENANSVILLE -- School consolidation and an open enrollment policy could hurt Duplin County students, several high school principals told the Board of Education Tuesday night. At the request of the school board, all five of the county's high school...

Chairman has say on end to planning board dispute

Wayne County Commission Chairman Bud Gray Tuesday morning invoked the late President Harry Truman when he reminded the public, and specifically the Planning Board, that "the buck stops here." Gray said it was regrettable that Planning Board Chairman Chris...

Public record

Suspect sought in home invasion A Belfast Road woman reported her house was broken into Tuesday afternoon while she was at home. Robin Stephens told the Wayne County Sheriff's Office that a young white man assaulted her after gaining entry...