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Thursday, September 4, 2008

New director targets 'healthy'

At age 76, Dr. Ashton Griffin shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, he might just be getting his second wind, with education as his platform. A dedicated health advocate, Dr. Griffin often rides his bike up to...

Square dance lessons

The Tar Heel Twirlers square dancers are still accepting signups for western square dance lessons that will begin Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. at Greenwood Middle School. You don't have to bring a partner and no special clothing is...

Wayne on storm watch

Hurricane watches were issued early this morning for the North and South Carolina coastlines as Tropical Storm Hanna appears to be drawing a bead on Wayne and Duplin counties. Hanna, still a tropical storm this morning, was expected to...

Last Center Street Jam set for tonight

The final concert in the Center Street Jam summer series will be held today, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Waynesborough House parking lot. The show will feature The Legends of Beach Music. There will be a variety of...

Duplin's Code Red alert system ready for Hanna

KENANSVILLE — Duplin County Emergency Services Director Brian Pearce has simple advice for county residents when it comes to the possible arrival of Hurricane Hanna — monitor the weather and heed any advisories. “And fortunately if we need to...

Dial-a-Teacher hotline open

Dial-A-Teacher, the free homework help hotline has resumed operation for the school year in Wayne County. Students and parents are encouraged to call Dial-A-Teacher for homework assistance. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 5-8 p.m. The number...

SJAFB moves jets to avoid Hanna's path

It was a busy morning on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line as crews began an evacuation of 4th Fighter Wing F-15Es and 916th Air Refueling Wing KC-135Rs. The evacuation, in response to approaching Tropical Storm Hanna,...