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Monday, November 17, 2008

Residents begin the process of rebuilding

KENLY -- Jerry Peacock was asleep in the mobile home on N.C. 222 he shares with his elderly mother when he was awaken early Saturday morning by a roaring wind and the sound of cracking and breaking trees followed...

Mount Olive library to move

What has been an empty storefront for close to a decade soon could enjoy renewed life as the new home of Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. The first step in that direction could come Tuesday when County Manager...

County weighs holiday workweek plan

Wayne County government's four-day workweek has forced the county to juggle days for its upcoming holiday schedule. That juggling means county offices will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 22-26 for Christmas. With about 70...

Commission to hold public hearings

Three public hearings are on tap when county commissioners meet Tuesday morning. The hearings will get under way at 9:15 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth floor of the courthouse annex at 224 E. Walnut St. Two...

Annual toy run takes to the road

Santa Claus Wendall Wood is pulled in his sleigh by a motorcycle during the annual Wayne County Motorcycle Association Toy Run. A total of 214 bikes and around 500 riders participated in Sunday afternoon's event....

Lost pigeon finds new home in Fremont

Six-year-old Kimberly Hooks caught and then re-caught a racing pigeon that took a wrong turn on its way home. The bird was one of many racing pigeons released at Hope Mills, and its owner was expecting it to arrive...

WCC Adult High School honors 22

Wayne Community College's Adult High School Program has honored 22 students for outstanding academic achievement in the first fall 2008 session. The scholars list, for compling at least two courses in the eight-week session with an A average included...

Wayne County Schools to host choral showcase

Students from 24 public schools will kick off the holiday season during the annual districtwide choral showcases this week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Dillard Middle School. Both performances start at 7 p.m. This is the eighth year...

Free dental clinic

Dr. Scott LeFevers, left, Stephanie Rarick and Dr. Rick Stovall III provide dental care for one of the patients at the free dental clinic held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Harris Street Saturday. The portable free dental program offered...

Mt. Olive Pickle Co. to eliminate its truck fleet

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mt. Olive Pickle Co. officials have said that the company's decision to eliminate its private truck fleet does not reflect any weakness in its overall operating results. The company's finances remain strong, the officials said, but...