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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Market scene planned for downtown restaurant's outside wall

Submitted sketch This is a rendering of a portion of the scene that could be featured on the south brick wall of Torero’s Restaurant. The Wayne County Arts Council is sponsoring the street art project downtown. For more information...

County rejects state's call for 'help'

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning voiced their suspicions about a state "voluntary" maintenance road program and their displeasure with a state property reappraisal initiative, both of which could end up costing the county money, they said. Commissioners also renewed their...

Village asks neighbors' opinions on ETJ change

WALNUT CREEK -- Walnut Creek officials want to know what their neighbors think about establishing an extraterritorial jurisdiction that would govern development within a half mile of the village boundary. A public hearing on the issue will be held at...

Woman snaps up identity to get job at plant

Wayne County authorities say a Dudley woman got a job at a nearby chicken processing plant using a Hope Mills woman's identity. Alleged victim Maria Tucker of Hope Mills told a detective her first inkling of fraud came in the...

Students face end-of-grade tests

It's crunch time for many students in Wayne County Public Schools. End-of-grade tests -- the marker that measures not only children in grades 3 through 8, but teachers and schools as well -- are under way. Testing started Tuesday in...

Painters sought for new mural

The south exterior wall of Torero's Restaurant downtown will soon become a work of art, thanks to a project to paint a mural the south side of the John Street building. And the community is being invited to help. "It's...

Indiana Jones brings fans out for midnight debut at local theater

It's about 20 minutes until midnight, and two young men step out of a car and walk toward the door of the Premiere Theatres. As they do, one begins to sing the theme music to the Indiana Jones films. The...

Beaman wins 2008 WCC Excellence in Teaching Award

Wayne Community College nursing instructor Sue Beaman was rcently named recipient of this year's George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award. The presentation was made during graduation ceremonies, with Ms. Beaman given a framed certificate as well as a cash...

Public record

Thefts *Charlotte-based HMBI was the victim of air conditioner theft at a Springbank Road home, police said. Thieves absconded with a $4,000 cooling unit, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. *Thieves reportedly took around 100 feet of copper...