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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

GATEWAY adds new operations manager to staff

A retired Air Force sergeant who has experience prepping Air Force One has been hired as the new operations manager for the GATEWAY bus system. Michael Branch, a native of the White Flash community of Duplin County southeast of Mount...

Five charged in county break-ins

By GARY POPP News-Argus Staff Writer Five men will face charges in connection with a string of break-ins, which included the theft of 16 weapons as well as high-dollar electronics. In addition to the local arrests, law enforcement officials...

Local man seeks record for large kidney

A Wayne County cancer survivor is seeking an unusual recognition in the Guinness World Records. Eugene Tyner was at home in December 2007 when he felt a sharp pain in his side, the first and only warning the 28-year-old had...

Public record

Sheriff offers $1,000 award for information on missing woman Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders has authorized a $1,000 award for information leading to the whereabouts of Teresa Darlene McCullen. Mrs. McCullen was reported missing on September 26, 2010. She was...

Pet Supplies Plus to hold pet costume contest

Ghouls and goblins will be barking, meowing and maybe even hissing at the annual Halloween Pets and People Party. Animals of all kinds will be in their fanciest Halloween costumes Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pet Supplies Plus....

Extreme Spelling Bee

A killer bee was on the loose in the ballroom of Lane Tree Golf Club Tuesday evening, buzzing around the premises on a single-minded mission -- eliminating weak spellers one by one. L.J. Stanley donned the "killer bee" costume for...

Duplin tourism director to focus on agritourism, pride

KENANSVILLE -- Agritourism and a sense of pride are two of the things Duplin County Tourism Director Kristina Ayres hopes to support as she settles into her new job. Mrs. Ayres stepped into the position in Duplin County this...

Child's death prompts inquiry

Investigators at the Wayne County Sheriff's Office are looking into the death of an 21-month-old Pikeville child. The child died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital. The results of a preliminary autopsy show that the child died of a traumatic injury....

MOC thanks county church for support

MOUNT OLIVE -- May's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church may be small in number, but when it comes to supporting Mount Olive College it sets an example other churches want to emulate. The church and Stoney Creek Free Will...

Early voting

From staff reports As of Tuesday afternoon, 8,765 one-stop ballots had been cast at the county's three one-stop voting sites. One-stop voting will continues today through Saturday. The sites are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on weekdays from 8...