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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Valedictorians and salutatorians

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Valedictorians and salutatorians from Wayne County Public Schools, front row from left, Spring Creek High School valedictorian Reba Jo Potter and salutatorian Molly Elizabeth Parker; and Rosewood High School salutatorian Summer Langston and valedictorian Robert Franks. Center...

County weighs budget proposal

A 2.3 percent cost-of-living increase for Wayne County government employees, increases in solid waste fees, elimination of vacant job positions and possible changes in the operating hours of some county offices are among the recommendations in the county's $162.4 million...

Walnut Creek may raise taxes

WALNUT CREEK -- Walnut Creek residents likely will see a 4-cent increase on their property taxes and a water rate increase of 5 cents per 100 gallons for the 2008-09 fiscal year. Village officials have prepared a proposed budget, and...

1,262 among Wayne County's Class of 2008 set to graduate

Wayne County Public Schools will graduate 1,262 seniors at the end of the 2007-2008 school year, with six graduations remaining over the coming weekend. Thirty-two students have already received their diplomas, during ceremonies held May 23 for Wayne Early/Middle College...

Some residents see history in Obama nod; others ready for issues

Randall Johnson never told his son, Cameron, he could grow up to be anything he wanted to be. "I don't believe we ever had that conversation," the 64-year-old said. "I know my father never said that to me." It never...

Wayne County students selected for Governor's School

Five rising seniors from Wayne County Public Schools will be attending Governor's School sessions this summer. The oldest statewide summer residential program is for academically/intellectually gifted high school students in the country. There are two locations for the programs --...

Duplin Hall of Fame nominations available

KENANSVILLE -- Nomination applications for the 2008 Duplin County Hall of Fame Award and advance reservations for the Nov. 6 awards banquet are available and may be obtained by contacting a Hall of Fame board member. Each year the Duplin...

Public record

School theft James Carlton of Spring Creek Elementary reported that electronics and other goods were stolen from a trailer at the school sometime over the weekend, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report....