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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

State's budget delays stymie boards

July 1 has come and gone -- and still no state budget. And while the end is in sight, the Wayne County commissioners say the state delays are not unusual -- and have local budget consequences. Meeting Tuesday, the board...

Priority list from schools is in now

By combining projects and compromising, school board members hammered out a nine-point facilities priority list to submit to county commissioners. Tuesday morning's 90-minute work session only stalled when board members lobbied to honor "long overdue" promises made to their districts...

Fans go all out for 'Harry' premiere

Hundreds of eager Harry Potter fans flooded the parking lot of Premiere Theatres around midnight to catch the first showing of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." Some, including DeAnna Fleming, 16, of LaGrange; Anna Reynolds, 16, Mikel...

Rain fell too late for some corn

Tuesday's thunderstorms may have drenched much of Wayne County, but the rain likely came too late to help much of the county's corn crop. Between one to two inches of rain fell across most of the county, giving some relief...

Duplin looking to recruit more minority teachers

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County needs more black and Hispanic teachers, but assistant school superintendent Candace Turk told the Board of Education last week that she has some new contacts that should help in recruiting teachers. She said she met the...

Public record

Break-in Beth Michelle Carlton told Wayne County Sheriff's officers that someone broke into her home on Running Deer Circle on Sunday and stole $2,900 worth of jewlery....

Lottery winners yet to come forward

Six Wayne County residents are $1,000 richer because of the July 4 Sizzlin Millionaire Raffle computer drawing. Nobody has come forward yet, Linda Ashworth of the N.C. Education Lottery Commission said Tuesday. She said the winning ticket numbers will be...

Festival at Waynesborough Saturday

The Waynesborough Historical Village celebrates Summerfest this weekend, featuring 19th-century living history demonstrations, games, contests, food and entertainment. The festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with a guided trail walk and continues until 5 p.m. in the historical village at...

Dance to raise money for Paramount

The Heritage Dance Foundation will present an evening of dance to benefit the Paramount Theater on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Wayne Community College. "Remember the Paramount" will feature performances by all of the dance studios in Wayne County, says Dr....

Filing correction

A story in Tuesday's edition on election filings for municipal offices incorrectly gave the name of a candidate for mayor of Fremont. Amy V. Price has filed to run for the office against incumbment Devone Jones....