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Monday, August 18, 2008

Wayne Community College students back today for opening of fall session

With her first full year behind her as president of Wayne Community College and a new academic year beginning today, Dr. Kay Albertson says her ongoing theme remains centered around knowing the community well and working to provide services...

Restaurants try to wait out squeeze from gas prices

Paying high food costs while trying to keep customers coming back has put the squeeze on area restaurants. News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards Steve's Pizza manager Joe Talton charges a $2.50 fuel charge for deliveries, and it goes straight to the driver,...

Square dance club open house Sept. 12

Shelia Heath's first experience with the Tar Heel Twirlers came when she just showed up one night at a club meeting and ended up on the dance floor. "They pushed me through, and they're still pushing me through. I...

Damage from golf balls not concern at course

Residents living on Dixie Trail, Slocumb and John streets at times might experience a hazard that other homeowners in the city might not -- flying golf balls. But if they do experience damage to their property from errant shots...

School Street, Carver Heights honored

Two area elementary schools have been named "Exemplary Schools" for the 2007-08 school year by the North Carolina Reading First and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. School Street Elementary and Carver Heights Elementary were among a handful of...

Four to be admitted to Wayne Wall of Fame

The Wayne County Historical Association is inducting four new members to the Wall of Fame, including Linda Burroughs of Fordham House; the late William Milas Reinhardt, educator; the late Dr. Deleon Edward Best; and the late John Allen Farfour,...

Storefront churches not part of city plans

City officials want to see fewer of them and landlords say they pay the rent, but increasing numbers of storefront churches downtown are causing debate about what kind of business is good business for downtown. Storefront churches are on...

CDBG Block Grant hearing Tuesday

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on a proposed $400,000 Community Development Block Grant. The hearing will be held at 9:15 a.m. in the commissioners' board room on the fourth floor of...

Bentonville re-enactment

FOUR OAKS -- Civil War re-enactors will discuss life in the field during Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site's summer living history program Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.. Members of the 27th Regiment of N.C. State...