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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cherry funding will take months to regain

As state officials and members of an independent management team work to correct the problems at Cherry Hospital that led to the facility's loss of federal funding, the agency that pulled its certification explained that restoring that money could...

Reading, math ... and gardening

Dillard Academy charter school's garden started as an after-school program project. Then, the harvest came in. Surrounded by bushels of every type of vegetable, the school's staff wondered -- what now? That's when teacher's assistant Ida Hook came up...

Duplin approves backup dispatch center

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners gave unanimous approval last week to a proposal to build a backup dispatch center for the county's emergency services. Meanwhile, Emergency Services Director Brian Pearce told commissioners that 8,200 county residents were contacted by...

Hospital to raise rates 9.5 percent

Wayne Memorial Hospital rates will go up again in the coming year -- this time 9.5 percent -- a result of continuing concerns over bad debt, increasing levels of charity care and lower reimbursement levels from Medicare/Medicaid. The hospital...

Woman of Year nominations sought

The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club is seeking nominations for Career Woman of the Year. All working women in Wayne, Duplin and surrounding counties are eligible. Nominees should be working women or women business owners or managers at...

Railroad spur proposed; will connect to Global TransPark

KINSTON -- Lenoir County residents got a look Thursday at the proposed routes for a 5.5-mile railroad spur that would serve the Global TransPark. State Department of Transportation officials held an informational workshop at the TransPark Center for people...

Goldsboro City Council will take look at zoning rules for annexed areas

With city residency comes new zoning rules. The Goldsboro City Council will hold six public hearings at its meeting Monday night and will set another hearing then to allow the city to hold property along Buck Swamp and Salem...

Mulch donated to town

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Flowers Timber Co. has donated $2,000 worth of mulch to the town of Seven Springs for its children's park. Town Clerk Karen Linker said the pile of mulch is plenty to cover both parts of the...

Freedom's riders make sure no hero is forgotten

It wasn't about the rumble bouncing back and forth off downtown businesses. It wasn't about which leather vest had the most patches, or whose motorcycle-themed T-shirt got the most laughs. News-Argus/Greg Sousa Motorcycle riders prepare to take off from the...