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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Four arrested on cockfighting charges

Roosters armed with metal weapons meant to help them kill one another are the reason four men face charges after a Saturday morning raid, authorities say. Wayne County Director of Animal Control Justin Scally says dogfights get most of the...

Man, 222, found in car, shot

Stephen Craft remembers Ernesto Venegas Delgado as a hardworking, "very family-oriented guy," who worked his way up to a management position at a landscaping tree farm. And Craft wonders if an early check before the Thanksgiving holiday might have led...

Chamber awards $11,000 in mini-grants to 17 schools

Innovative teachers from 17 schools were awarded 24 mini-grants Monday to help turn their ideas into reality and implement new projects. More than $11,000 was distributed through the Business and Education Partnership, which is sponsored by the Wayne Charitable Partnership...

Career academies grab more students' interest

Three career academies introduced at area high schools in the fall are gaining popularity, officials said. Wayne County Public Schools launched the school-within-a-school concept with a focus on business/finance and business. In addition to course offerings, students will also be...

Willard will wish her a very happy 101st birthday

Eileen Thornton turned 101 today. And, on Thursday, she will be a star. Willard Scott will announce her as a Smucker's birthday person on the Today Show at 8:30 a.m. Among those who will be watching is Mrs. Thornton's son,...

Duplin gets closer to new development organization

Almost six months after nearly cutting off Duplin County's economic development arm, officials are working to transition away from the current centralized county government department to a more comprehensive one that combines both public and private efforts. Earlier this year,...

Judge asks for zoning change for new bar

A local Superior Court judge's property could soon be used for a new bar on South Slocumb Street. Judge Jerry Braswell owns the building, which is located between Olivia Lane and Wilmington Avenue. Recently, he submitted a rezoning request to...

Public record

Marijuana seized A Mount Olive man was caught with 27 pounds of marijuana, leading to charges, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office says. Antonio Cruz, 31, Bennett's Bridge Road, was charged with trafficking in marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for the...

WCC law enforcement program now accepting applications

Wayne Community College is currently enrolling students for its 52nd Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy, which starts Jan. 7. The rigorous accredited program stresses academic achievement, discipline and officer safety, with evening classes meeting during the week and at varying...

Essay winners

Mount Olive Middle School had two winners in the Red Ribbon essay contest, sponsored by Wayne County 4-H, Cooperative Extension Service and Eastpointe. The theme was "Why it's important to remain drug-free." Winners were Adam McCullen, first, and Meagan Stott,...

Jackson and Sons gift boosts HVAC/R program at college

Jackson & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning and Trane have donated a heating and air conditioning system to Wayne Community College that will be used to train students in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) program. The unit...

Wayne County Public Schools lunch menus

WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Week of Dec. 3-7, 2007 Monday -- Breakfast: blueberry muffin; Lunch: sausage pizza, garden peas, baked apples, pear halves, fresh fruit; Tuesday -- Breakfast: ham biscuit; Lunch: baked chicken nuggets, whipped potatoes & gravy, corn niblets,...