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Monday, May 27, 2013

Tributes to Heroes

Look for coverage of the annual Memorial Day service and other events commemorating the service of those who gave all in Tuesday's edition of the News-Argus....

Board cites 2nd funeral home

Sanctions handed down by Raleigh against funeral homes in Wayne County have left residents wondering how to go about safely and smartly securing arrangements for the final needs of their loved ones. For the second time in as many...

Family deals with another lost home

Just a few weeks ago, Bobby and Dora Smith had their Rosewood home exactly like they wanted it -- a redesigned porch, a paint job, new hardwood floors. Then early the morning of May 14, a house fire destroyed...

Official: Rain plus for local farmers

The recent widespread rains that soaked the county helped Wayne County's corn, cotton, tobacco and grain sorghum crops, but came a little late for a lot of what could be the county's largest-ever wheat crop. Wheat, especially in the...

Mailman makes helping neighbors part of the job

If there is a little old lady in need, Mailman George Ardis will be there -- at least for those on his routes. "When walking, you really form relationships with the little old ladies living on their own. I've...

County weighs plan for budget

With just a month before a county budget has to be adopted, Wayne County officials still do not have firm figures for a proposed 2013-14 spending plan. Officials say it will be about another week before they have those...