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Monday, December 20, 2004

Baby, it's cold outside!

Wayne Countians who stayed up late Sunday night could see the season's first snowfall, but only briefly. Within a couple of hours, howling winds had pushed it quickly to the east. This morning the only evidence was a crusty residue...

Christmas in a foreign land

Some folks can't go home for Christmas, because they might not be able to get back. Maria Guadalupe Montiel, president of AMEXCAN Duplin, went to Mexico for the holidays several years ago. Her family couldn't drive across the border because...

Volunteers recognized for thousands of hours

Fourteen volunteers in WAGES' Foster Grandparents and Senior Companions programs have been honored for thousands of hours of service over the years. The programs' annual Christmas recognition luncheon was held Friday at O'Berry Center. June Monk, administrator of the two...

Public records

Burglars strike homes in Dudley Burglars barged into two homes near Dudley, causing damage, but no property was stolen because alarms may have been activated at both homes, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported. A family in the 100 block...

County officials will hold a hearing on proposed changes to the junk car ordinance

Wayne County officials plan to start fining people who refuse to clean up junked cars. Fines would be $100 for first-time offenders, $300 for repeat offenders. The county commissioners have scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on proposed changes to the...

OPINION -- Our friends (?)

For the second time in recent weeks, The Associated Press has released findings of an international poll showing President Bush is held in disfavor by people in many of the world's major countries. The latest poll, which was conducted under...

WCC needs reading tutors

The Wayne Community College Literacy and Basic Skills Program needs volunteers to tutor adults in reading and life skills. Volunteers are asked to give two hours a week. The program will hold free training to certify volunteers as tutors. Training...