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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

WorkKeys program gets grant

A $58,500 grant from North Carolina's Eastern Region Development Commission will allow Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) to offer free WorkKeys Assessments testing to public schools students starting in the fall. It also will allow career readiness...

Teens give helping hand to Habitat for Humanity build

Wayne County teenagers will get the opportunity to help out some of their neighbors later this month as the local Habitat for Humanity will host its first-ever Teen Day. News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards Seventeen-year-old Jun Tsuda, in the foreground, from Our...

Seven Springs ends fiscal year with small budget surplus

The Seven Springs town board has approved a $43,000 budget for 2008-09 that maintains the existing tax rate. The town's ad valorem tax rate stays the same at 54 cents on the $100 of property valuation. And for the...

Duplin parents will protest consoldidation

FAISON -- When the Duplin County Board of Education meets tonight in Kenansville its members can expect to have to wade through a sea of school colors worn by upset parents, grandparents and other school supporters. About 50 people...

Power plant will convert to biomass

KENANSVILLE -- A defunct coal-burning cogeneration electric power plant on N.C. 11 and 903 north of the Duplin County seat is slated to get a new life as a biomass-fired facility through an $11.3 million industrial investment that doesn't...

Easley's drought relief bill gets initial approval

The state may soon have more of a say in local water conservation efforts during drought situations than ever before. The House tentatively approved a bill Monday that would give state officials the power to order municipalities to conserve...

Dillard Middle School to host August band camp

Dillard Middle School will host a band camp, August 15 and 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Both days will include two snacks, lunch, transportation home and a band camp T-shirt. The cost for this enrichment band...