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Friday, August 8, 2008

Test results show quality of schools

Wayne County public school officials were pleased with the early results of the ABCs accountability test scores released Thursday by the state's Department of Public Instruction. While the final status ranking from the recent end of grade reading tests...

Albertson water project will soon get underway

KENANSVILLE -- A $1 million water well project for the Albertson community in northern Duplin County has required county commissioners to affirm residential water rates before the project can proceed. Sitting as the Duplin County Water District A board,...

Back-to-school rally focuses students on staying in school

Linda McFarland strolled through the hallway at St. Mark Church of Christ Thursday evening with her three grandchildren -- Diayania Coley, 3, and Demoregea Coley, 6, and their cousin Mykira McFarland, 7. They were attending the "Back to School...

Public record

Man shot Jakkar Katril Pettaway, 17, of East Elm Street, reported that he was at a residence in the 300 block of South William Street when he was shot with a handgun by a man he did not know,...

Ensemble founder Millard Burt dies

Dr. Millard P. Burt, a founding director of the former Mount Olive Community Instrumental Ensemble, has died. The Ensemble, which existed from 1991 until a couple of years ago, began as a group of volunteer musicians who gathered at...

Wayne County approves annual secondary road projects

Wayne County Commissioners approved $1.427 million in proposed secondary road projects this week. State highway officials annually present their proposed secondary road project plan to county officials for approval. The projects will affect 2.2 miles of rural road, including...