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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Seniors learn about common scams

Area seniors filled a room at the Wayne County Senior Center Tuesday to hear how they can avoid financial scams that often target senior citizens. Cherry Hill, a financial and housing counselor with Consumer Credit Counseling Service, taught the workshop....

Duplin school leader sets goals

Duplin County Schools Superintendent Austin Obasohan started work July 1. He met with the News-Argus to discuss his views about education, his role as a leader and an administrator and his goals for Duplin students and teachers. Q: How did...

A hero of a hound

Jamie Frowein stood outside her home Monday and surveyed the damage, its roof completely destroyed by a Saturday fire caused by a strike of lightning. But she knew she was lucky -- lucky to be alive, she and others...

WAGES to sponsor 'A Day at the Park'

Fathers are encouraged to spend Saturday with their kids at Herman Park. Nicholas Worrell, director of WAGES' Male Involvement Program, called "A Day at the Park" an opportunity for dads to enjoy some quality time with their children. From 10...

Locals continue special breeds

Marisa Linton of Grantham recently entered a contest through the Youth Conservationist Program and was awarded a Coopworth ewe at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. The purpose of the Youth Conservationist Program is to help preserve heritage breeds...

Annual Ava Gardner festival set for October

SMITHFIELD -- Each year the Ava Gardner Museum celebrates Ava's life and career by hosting the Ava Gardner Festival. The annual event includes heritage tours, screenings of classic Ava Gardner films, and special exhibits. This year's festival will kick...

Veterans groups to meet

Several of Wayne County's veterans organizations will be meeting tonight and Thursday at the American Legion Post Home on U.S. 117 South, just past the county fairgrounds. The Sons of the American Legion, SAL squadron 11 will meet tonight at...

Artists breathe new life into old, recycled pieces

Where can you find people made out of old car parts, license plate guitars and airplane whirligigs? At the newest exhibit at the Arts Council of Wayne County. "reinCARnation" is not your typical in-depth, examine-the-art-to-see-what-its-hidden-message-is show, but is just...

Cluster home ban pending near base

Wayne County commissioners next month will be asked to amend the county's subdivision ordinance to prohibit cluster divisions in high-noise areas near both ends of the runway at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The county Planning Board agreed Tuesday...