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  • Port Royal business is a Limited Edition

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    Limited Editions, Port Royal’s wholesale and custom art framing business, has unlimited potential according to owner Rick Ouellette. “We are a jewel,” he said.

    Ouellette, a self-proclaimed “born salesman,” became interested in the art business after striking up a friendship with folk artist Dexter Bowles, and Ouellette started selling prints.

  • Street paving to proceed in New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    During Monday night’s New Castle City Commission meeting, there was at least some positive news.

    Public Works Director Scot Treece requested that the commission obtain bids to resurface several streets this fall. “If we can get some done this fall,” he said, “we can go back in the spring and finish up.”

  • Seven vie for four seats on N.C. commission

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    When New Castle residents cast their votes Nov. 4, the result could be an entirely new commission — just one incumbent seeks reelection this year.

    Candidates for New Castle City Commission are Dennis W. Benham, Donna Gatewood, Linda Golden, Anthony Pierce, Tommy Lane Pollard, Charlie Sevier and incumbent Wanda Thurman.

  • Auditor looking at pool money

    General Manager

    Down, but not out, the Eminence swimming pool will not go quietly into the night.

    The city is under investigation by the state Auditor of Public Accounts regarding the money raised to repair the pool. And one candidate for the city council claims the city lied in its response to the auditor’s office.

  • Smithfield shop offers a little bit of everything

    Staff writer/photographer

    Traci Robertson is at the heart of  TJ’s, a bright red storefront in the picturesque village of Smithfield. The sound of wind chimes urges browsers to come in and have a look around while seasonal decorations and bright yellow mums keep company with locals gathered on the front porch sipping sodas and swapping stories.

  • Do you know the signs?

    Executive Director

    Do you know the signs?

    Signs are everywhere in our lives. We live by them so that we have more order and less chaos. When we see a red light, we know to stop; when we see a “do not enter sign,” we know the area is forbidden; and when we see ice and snow on the roads, we know that we should proceed with caution. Signs give us a sense of control which makes living a little easier.

  • DVD rental a new feature at Norm's

    Staff writer/photographer

    The addition of a DVD rental kiosk makes Norm’s Food World in Eminence a one-of-a-kind store in the area. Store manager Steve Wood said the community response has been good. “It’s catching on,” he said. “They’re getting to be a real big item.”

     

  • Five vie for four seats on Pleasureville commission

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Pleasureville voters choose their city commission members, they’ll have four incumbents and one newcomer to choose from.

    Candidates for Pleasureville City Commission are Gary Grigsby, Vic Harrod, Pam Whitaker, R.L. Wilson and newcomer Sandra Woods.

  • Public Record - September Sheriff's Report

    Civil Summons

    Eva S. Armstrong; served by Tommy Benham

    Murray Armstrong; served by Tommy Benham

    Debbie Bowman; served by Bill Hudson

    Robin E. Broughton; served by Tommy Benham

    Michael S. Butts; served by Tommy Benham

    Margaret E. Capito; served by Tommy Benham

    Kimberly D. Carta; served by Bill Hudson

    Central Bank; in Jefferson County; served by Tommy Benham

    Darrell G. Curnutte; served by Tommy Benham

    Bettie L. Curnutte; served by Tommy Benham

  • This is only a test

    Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    At about 9:30 Saturday morning, roughly half a dozen Safety Kleen employees stood at the plant’s main gate on La Grange Road, waiting somewhat impatiently. “Where are they? What’s taking so long?” some asked.