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Friday, October 24, 2008

Two more one-stop voting locations opening

Two additional one-stop voting sites will open Saturday morning, bringing the total to five. The two new locations are Fremont Town Hall, 120 E. Main St., Fremont, and the Johnston Ambulance Service office at 2803 U.S. 70 West. The...

Public safety tops list for Walnut Creek crowd at community meeting

WALNUT CREEK -- The Village Council of Walnut Creek held its second town hall meeting Wednesday with about 20 residents attending. But this time, residents were most interested in improving public safety. "It takes between seven and nine minutes for...

Former governors talk presidential politics

With chants of "Yes we will," a small, but enthusiastic crowd of Sen. Barack Obama supporters listened Thursday as former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt and former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus encouraged them to remain active and to continue...

Armey speaks in Goldsboro

Fewer than a dozen people showed up at the Repub-lican Headquarters on Center Street Thursday to hear former House Majority Leader Dick Armey stump for John McCain. The size of the crowd seemed to exemplify the message the congressman focused...

Staff changes assist Cherry comeback

Representatives from a state-hired consultant group returned to Cherry Hospital Wednesday, as officials there continue to shore up a plan of correction targeting improved patient care from the nursing staff. As the hospital continues to work toward recertification -- federal...

Despite disabilities, Heath finds success

You would never know Michael Heath had a learning disability unless he told you. The disability hasn't stopped him from getting a job, although it did slow him down in school. The learning disability came when he was 6 years...