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Monday, August 2, 2004

Information about Alex

For more information about Tropical Storm Alex, please visit the National Hurricane Center....

Storm strengthens off S. Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Alex, the first tropical storm of the season, gathered strength today as it drifted slowly eastward off the South Carolina coast. Alex's maximum sustained winds had increased to 60 mph with some higher gusts. The storm was...

Wayne retailers expect boost from tax holiday

Many Wayne County retailers do not believe their profits will be hurt by this year's sales-tax holiday falling on the weekend after school starts. The state's third annual tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and end...

School starts on Tuesday

More than 19,000 students will return to the classroom Tuesday. That's when the Wayne County public schools' summer break ends. Kindergartners will return on staggered schedules of one day this week, then go full-time next week. All other students...

School breakfast and lunch menus

The breakfast and lunch menus for the Wayne County public schools for this week are as follows: Tuesday -- Breakfast: Strawberry Pop Tart. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, Salisbury steak with rice and gravy, golden corn, black-eyed peas, chilled applesauce and...

Public records

11 people injured in county collisions Eleven people were injured and damages were estimated at $35,400 in eight recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *Damages were $8,000 at 9:19 p.m. Sunday at North Spence Avenue and an exit...

OPINION -- Plausible explanation

Former national security adviser Samuel Berger and I share a problem. We both have reputations for keeping cluttered desks. Some sage once suggested that a cluttered desk is a sign of a clear conscience. I'm not sure what the...

Results for Special Olympics Equestrian games released

Six athletes and 20 support staff were among 80 athletes from across the state who participated in the 2004 Special Olympic North Carolina equestrian games. Jana Foote-Krug coached the Wayne County delegation that had athletes competing in three categories: Western...

Duplin to view voting machines

KENANSVILLE -- The public is invited to come to the county administration building Wednesday to see how two types of voting machines the county is considering buying. State law won't allow the use of punch card voting equipment after...