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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Needy families get boxes to help with holiday dinner

Pam Sheffield knows a few families who might have gone without a turkey dinner Thursday. The Carver Elementary School social worker sees real need every day. But with the help of some local businesses, members of the Dudley-based Hispanic Com-munity...

Travelers get ready for melee across country

Thanksgiving week traditionally kicks off the busiest travel season of the year, but in a subdued economy and with other holiday expenses looming large, some travelers might be rethinking their plans. AAA Carolinas expects 17,000 fewer drivers will hit the...

Closings planned for Thursday and Friday

Most government offices across Wayne County will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving, along with many businesses. The county public school system will dismiss early today and resume classes on Monday. Waste Industries will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Officials...

Time to twinkle: Christmas in the city

Leon Wallace holds out his hands. "How did they do that?" the 6-year-old says, looking skyward at the white flakes falling on Center Street just after sunset. "That right there. How did they do that?" His father, Charles, smiles. "Must...

Hospital: Cameras offer look at issues

Security surveillance cameras, initially installed at Cherry Hospital to ensure patient and staff safety, have become a centerpiece in the ongoing discussion about the institution. Over the past year, a patient death captured on those cameras resulted in the dismissal...

Cherry workers found guilty of assault, seek trial

Two former Cherry Hospital workers accused of beating a patient were found guilty of misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person on Tuesday, Wayne County District Court officials said. Before a "very small audience," Judge David Brantley weighed evidence presented...

Public record

Student sold marijuana A 15-year-old male student from Cedar Road sold a 5 gram bag of marijuana to another student for $8 at Eastern Wayne High School on Monday, leading to a juvenile petition filed against the student who made...