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Monday, March 23, 2009

Duplin considers new early college offering

KENANSVILLE -- The James Kenan School of Engineering could move to the James Sprunt Community College campus as an early college high school if the Duplin County Board of Education approves. The school board met recently with a packed house...

Girl Scouts faced tough cookie sales

A weak economy is likely the culprit behind a drop in Girl Scout cookie sales, say Scout leaders. But that didn't stop some girls from still selling a truckload of the sweet treats. Cookie sales officially ended last week....

Grants offer more funds for housing repair work

Qualifying county homeowners next month may begin applying for a chance to have their homes repaired through a $400,000 Single Family Rehabilitation grant from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. Commissioners at their recent meeting adopted the paperwork necessary to...

Volunteers get advanced training to minister to patients, families

Local ministers are learning how to better serve their parishoners as part of a six-month program designed to train local clergy who volunteer as part of the Wayne Memorial Hospital chaplain program. The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. requires...

Elementary students see successful 'men of color'

Percy Arrington, former chief cameraman for NBC News, spent 30 years of his career covering the White House, working with six presidents -- from Gerald Ford to George W. Bush. On Friday, he could be found taking snapshots of third-grade...