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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Citizens question county commission motives on subdivision oversight

Wayne County commissioners were told by two speakers at their Tuesday morning public hearing on proposed changes to the county's subdivision ordinance that the board could not be trusted to keep politics out of its subdivision decisions should it...

Special Olypmics holding Saturday festival

A Special Olympics celebration/fundraiser Saturday will feature singing, games, food and a lot more. And those attending will have the opportunity to learn about Special Olympics, too. The event will be held at Herman Park from 3 to 7...

Officials: More students likely to qualify for free lunches here

More than 10,000 of Wayne County's 19,000 school children qualified for free or reduced lunches last year. And school officials say that this school year, with the state of the economy and the number of jobless residents, those numbers might...

Authorities raid two meth production sites

Two allegedly connected "one-pot" methamphetamine production sites were located on Tuesday night by Sheriff's Office officials, Cpl. Chris Peedin said. The two sites were at Spring Creek Drive and Emmaus Church Road, Peedin said. The State Bureau of Investigation...

Man on trial for meth charges

A Mount Olive man took the stand in his own defense Tuesday for his alleged role in trafficking nearly five pounds of methamphetamine. Jose Alejandro Arciniega, 28, of Baker Chapel Church Road, Mount Olive, was allegedly driving an SUV that...

Fremont hoping to conclude sewer work in next few months

New-Argus Staff Writer Fremont residents will soon see an end to the sewer projects going on in town. At Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie said Phase I and Phase II of the projects should end...

Seven Springs woman killed in collision on U.S. 117 Bypass North

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Seven Springs woman died after allegedly failing to yield the right-of-way to another vehicle on the U.S. 117 Bypass north of Mount Olive, causing an accident shortly before noon, according to the state Department of...

Childhood death rate drops in Wayne

Over the last 15 years, Wayne County has seen a 16 percent decrease in childhood deaths. Health Director James Roosen would like to see that trend continue. If it does, it won't be because of luck or chance. Some of...