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Friday, December 17, 2010

County continues tweaking methane gas landfill project

DUDLEY -- Methane gas created by decomposition at the Wayne County landfill is powering electricity-producing turbines that one day could provide power for up to 1,600 homes. The $6 million project being built by Methane Power is still months away...

Driver in fatal accident tests for alcohol

The 20-year-old driver in an accident that killed four in Dudley on Sept. 18 was under the influence of alcohol, toxicology reports show. Jeremy Elijah Bryant Pate, of Dudley, had a blood alcohol content level of .14, nearly two...

United Way finishing up fundraising campaign

Despite falling well short of its goal, United Way of Wayne County celebrated another year of fundraising Thursday evening by giving away a new car at Berkeley Mall. Organizers say they plan to continue fundraising until the end of...

County man charged with raping teenager

A Mount Olive area man has been charged by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with second-degree rape involving a minor. Robert Earl Aponick, 54, of 3255 Emmaus Church Road, was arrested Monday by deputies and placed under $200,000 secured bond...