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Year of tragedy, triumphs

The past year was, like so many others, full of ups and downs for the residents of Wayne County. With unemployment high and rainfall low, it wasn't best of years for many, whether they worked at a business in...

2011 -- day by day

January Jan. 1 -- Honorio Grajales, 44, is charged with murder after his live-in girlfriend, Teresa Pierce Harrelson, is found shot to death at her Fremont home. Jan. 3 -- Members of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's Explosive Ordnance...

Stoney Creek Park Alliance dissolves self -- for now

The group that has been at the forefront of the development of a city park since its inception no longer formally exists beginning today after optioning to dissolve its relationship with the Wayne Charitable Partnership. The Stoney Creek Park Alliance,...

County schools start back Tuesday

Students and teachers across Wayne County return to the classroom this week, after an extended holiday break. Four county schools will also hold Saturday classes as a make-up day. Pathway Christian Academy starts up again on Monday, while St....

County farm receipts grow in 2010, stay fourth in state

Cash receipts from farming in Wayne County grew by more than $14.5 million in 2010, an increase of 4.3 percent over 2009, according to the state's latest Agricultural Statistics Yearbook. The growth, from $338,565,242 to $353,118,304, was enough for...

What stories did you, the reader, view the most at NewsArgus.com in 2011?

1. The bombs -- one click from Armageddon -- Jan. 23 A look back at when an Air Force B-52 bomber carrying fuel and a Mark 39 hydrogen bomb crashed in a swamp near the farming community of Faro...

One year, 52 rides and more than 5,000 miles

As most people look back on 2011, taking stock of their accomplishments, few will have accomplished a feat that can measure up to the two-wheel triumph of avid bicyclist Scott Summers. The 49-year-old retired airman completed 52 100-mile bike rides...

New Year's comes early

MOUNT OLIVE -- Her ability to look skyward obstructed by an oversized plastic hat, Lauren Downing turned her focus toward the half-eaten pickle in her left hand. The 2-year-old must have known it would be nearly an hour before all...

Payment required to utilize dog park

The Stoney Creek Dog Park will officially open, or close, for business today, depending on interpretation. The leash-free park was conceptualized as a service provided only to those who pay a registration fee from the beginning, but since the...

Chamber offers $500 grants to county teachers

The Wayne Charitable Partnership and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the availability of mini-grants for instructional projects for the 2011-12 school year. The grants are an attempt to encourage teachers, media coordinators, and guidance counselors to...

2011 -- Notable deaths

Raper Dr. Burkette Raper -- The eloquent Free Will Baptist minister who was brought up in a church-sponsored orphanage and served as the first president of Mount Olive College, guiding it for more than 40 years before continuing his work...