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Sunday, November 22, 2009

If you give Meadow Lane pupils their own books ... and cupcakes

Students at Meadow Lane Elementary School were treated to an ideal afternoon Thursday -- face-painting, coloring and cupcakes. It was all part of a service project by the "Wayne Community College Leadership Development Group," a component of the honors...

Mission of leadership: Col. Mark Kelly looks back on first year as 4th Wing commander

It started with a phone call to the desert -- an Air Force general on one end, a seasoned aviator and war fighter on the other. Col. Mark Kelly had no idea he was about to be asked to command...

Pikeville officials share views on town's future

Current and newly elected Town of Pikeville government officials met Thursday to discuss current and upcoming issues. In an effort to have a smooth transition at the next board meeting, current commissioners Lymon Gallo-way, Edith McClenny, Vance Gree-son, Dennis...

New Hope Resale Shop helps needy

A new non-profit organization is trying to fill in the gaps to make sure that those who are in need can find the items they need to make it through the tough times. The New Hope Resale Shop at...

Seven Springs opens Christmas season in Wayne

 SEVEN SPRINGS -- The first Christmas parade of the season was held in Wayne County's oldest town on Saturday, and like many things in this quiet corner of the county, things don't change much from year to year. The parade...

N.C. symphony Holiday Pops concert Sunday at Paramount

Get out those chestnuts, light the fire and let the wild rumpus begin. Winter is just calendar pages away and that means it's time for the North Carolina Symphony's delightful and much-revered Holiday Pops concert. Making a stop at The...

Mount Olive College honors alumni

New Bern-born Dr. Earl W. Moore did his student teaching at Charles B. Aycock High School, then returned about 30 years later to become its principal. On Saturday, he was recognized among 24 others at the Mount Olive College Alumni...

A first step: First black student in Wayne schools returns to visit

Walking the halls inside Meadow Lane Elementary School did not take Steve Archer back to the days he spent roaming them as an 8-year-old. The house on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's Kenly Lane where he lived for more than...

Thanksgiving will bring some Friday closings

Municipal, county, state and federal offices will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some also will be closed on Friday. All Wayne county offices will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and...

Eureka parade Dec. 13

Eureka Christmas parade A story in the Thursday News-Argus listed the wrong date for the Eureka Christmas parade. The parade will be held Dec. 13. at 3 p.m. Participants are asked to line up at 2 p.m. on Davis Street...

Duplin considers leasing hospital

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commissioners met Thursday with the Duplin General Hospital board to discuss the hospital lease process and what such a lease would mean for the citizens of Duplin County. "It is extremely important to the...