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Monday, November 5, 2007

Today's the day: No more watering

It's official today. Residential outside watering is forbidden as part of the city's continuing efforts to manage a months-long, statewide drought. But residents won't be the only ones affected -- some businesses are on the water chopping block, too. On...

Sanitary districts keep eye on water

With water becoming an increasingly important issue and a cause for concern, board members and officials with Wayne County's sanitary districts think that this might be the year people begin to pay attention to what they do. On Tuesday, voters...

County will eye sales tax increase

A possible quarter-cent sales tax is on the agenda for Tuesday's Wayne County Board Commissioners meeting, but no action is likely to be taken. Scheduled for the work session portion of their meeting, the commissioners are expected to discuss whether...

In Fremont, only one race a contest Tuesday

Six districts are up for re-election in the Fremont Board of Aldermen race, but only the first district is a contested race. In District 1, incumbent Billy Harvey did not make his phone number available on election materials filed with...

Multiple candidates seek opportunity to lead village

The Village of Walnut Creek will have six contenders -- two incumbents and four other residents, some newcomers -- on Tuesday's ballot for the three available council seats. Incumbent Thomas Hill Shaw was the first to file for re-election. Shaw,...

Candidates square off for Pikeville board seats

Six candidates vying for three available seats on Pikeville's town commission all agree the town needs more industry for a more productive tax base. Candidate Todd S. Anderson said "there's no really hot-button issues for me here in Pikeville," but...

Congressman says veterans health care issues addressed

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield said Congress is taking a big step toward honoring a promise of free medical care for life made years ago to military personnel. A bill has passed the U.S. House and Senate that will increase Veterans...

Mount Olive College to offer pre-engineering

MOUNTOLIVE -- Mount Olive College will introduce a pre-engineering program this spring, developed in cooperation with the College of Engineering at N.C. State University. The transfer program will allow students to complete their freshman year at MOC, then apply to...