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Thursday, September 6, 2007

They are ready to read

News-Argus/Nick Hiltunen Paige Cottle, 4, reads about Spot the dog at Mount Olive’s Steele Memorial Library. She was joined by her brother Jakob, 6, and their father, Christopher Cottle. For more information see Mount Olive wants a bigger branch...

Schools release AYP stats

Results are in for the state's testing measure, with 18 of the 32 schools in Wayne County making "expected growth," while eight achieved "high growth." The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the report today for the 2006-07 ABCs/AYPs, which...

Still more talk likely on county comprehensive plan

Since May, Wayne County's Comprehensive Plan has received overwhelming support at a public forum, been approved by the county Planning Board and has now passed a county Board of Commissioners' public hearing without comment. But the commissioners still think there's...

Mount Olive wants a bigger branch library

MOUNT OLIVE -- Could this town become known for book reading as well as pickles? To hear town Manager Charles Brown tell it, the answer is yes. Steele Memorial Library "is bursting at the seams," Brown told town commissioners in...

United Way grant could help bring 211 service to county

Officials might soon have the means to create a 211 information system in Wayne County thanks to a United Way grant. The United Way of North Carolina received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America in late August designed to...

Pikeville will choose new town manager

PIKEVILLE -- Whatever the outcome of the November election, town leaders plan to discuss candidates to fill a vacant town manager position. The town commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the town hall to discuss applicants for the...

Storm system could bring rain to parched state

Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Raleigh say Wayne County and the rest of eastern North Carolina could get some relief from drought this weekend if a tropical weather system reaches the state. Only scattered showers have hit Wayne...

Goldsboro officer, Wayne employee face Lenoir charges

A Goldsboro police officer and a Wayne County employee face charges after Lenoir County residents reported a possibly alcohol-fueled melee in LaGrange, police say. Off-duty police officer Rusty Ray Herring, 36, of Hunter Street, is charged with breaking entering and...

Mount Olive airport expansion proceeding

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town of Mount Olive is in the process of aquiring land to allow it to expand its airport. Plans to extend the airport runways by 5,000 feet to accommodate larger private corporate jets have been on...

Leadership seminar September 11

A workshop on leadership will be sponsored by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Sept. 11 from noon until 1 p.m. at the chamber office at 308 N. William St. Anna Ferrell, an employee assistance professional, will lead the seminar,...