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Monday, February 26, 2007

Grant will improve water system

Wayne County's industrial park ParkEast will receive a $500,000 grant to improve its water system, Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, announced last week. Wayne County Development Alliance President Joanna Thompson confirmed the announcement Thursday saying the grant from the Rural Center...

Man dies in one-car weekend accident

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A local man was killed Saturday when he ran off the road, rolled into a field and was thrown from his pickup, Highway Patrol officials said. William Lopez, 24, was traveling north on Drummersville Road when he...

Gospel singer 'Slim' Hunt dies at 72

The Rev. Howard "Slim" Hunt , a fixture in Wayne County music and religious circles for decades, died Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital at the age of 72. Hunt's musical career as the leader of Slim and The Supreme Angels...

Duplin students can choose to graduate early

Duplin County students who want to graduate from high school early now have one more option at their disposal. Approved by the state General Assembly three years ago, this year's freshman class is the first to have the chance to...

Teacher publishes new 'reading script'

Gregory Brown, a reading teacher at North Drive Elementary School, has always been a champion of the underdog -- possibly because he considers himself one. Brown grew up on a farm in Saulston, graduating from Eastern Wayne High School in...

Duplin commissioners asking lawmakers for penny sales tax

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution last week to be sent to the county's state legislative delegation -- Democrats Rep. Russell Tucker and Sen. Charlie Albertson -- asking for Duplin County to be allowed the...