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Sunday, January 2, 2011

County looks at school bonds

Application for $15 million in federal bonds for school construction will once again be before Wayne County commissioners when they meet Tuesday morning. The Wayne County Board of Education at its Dec. 6 session approved applying for the Qualified...

Study reveals value of More at Four

When the More at Four program was introduced in North Carolina nearly a decade ago, its intent was to better prepare at-risk 4-year-olds for kindergarten. Now it's been around long enough now to measure long-term benefits -- extending into...

Wayne rings in the new year

MOUNT OLIVE -- The oversized plastic New Year's top hat toppled from Evan Dennis' 5-year-old head every time he tipped it back to let go a blaring toot from his horn. "You want to see how loud I can...

You read them: The most viewed online stories of 2010

These are the year's top 10 stories based on the number of Internet page views -- the number of times they were read by you, the reader, at www.NewsArgus.com. 1) Four dead in U.S. 117 accident -- Sept. 19 Four...

Top 10: The biggest stories of 2010

CHERRY HOSPITAL Just months before ground was broken on a new three-story, 410,000-square-foot, 316-bed facility, nurses at Cherry Hospital spoke out about working conditions and the number of injuries being suffered by staff at the hands of patients, especially in...

A month-by-month look at 2010, the year that was, in Wayne County

JANUARY Jan. 1 -- The annual Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Pickle Drop kicked off the new year in Wayne County on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 -- Bars, restaurants and many public places in Wayne County went smoke...

Wayne residents' prognosis bright for new year

For the most part, optimism still abounds as area residents welcome a new year. The economy, depressed job market and other gloom-and-doom stories of recent years have long deflated the morale across the country. But as 2010 closed out,...

Baby Jacob becomes first born at Wayne Memorial in new year

Tiffany Thornton of Seven Springs hadn't planned on spending New Year's Eve at Wayne Memorial Hospital since her C-section wasn't scheduled until Monday. Jacob Harvey-Ray Nelson, 10 pounds, five ounces, 22 and one-half inches long and with a head full...

Dudley man sought on drug charges

A Dudley-area man is being sought by Duplin County authorities on multiple drug and other charges following a Thursday night high-speed chase that started near Calypso in northern Duplin County and ended on Durham Lake Road at Dudley. Two...