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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Summer school canceled this year

Lacking sufficient money in its budget, the Wayne County public school system has no plans to offer summer school classes this year, except for kindergarten through second grade. In anticipation of the cutback, educators around the county are trying to...

Here comes the circus

Moxie, an animal trainer with the Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars, takes her camel, Annabella, for a morning exercise walk at the Wayne County Fairgrounds today. The circus will be in town for two days, starting with a show...

No extra money likely in Wayne for AIDS and dental programs

Working under the shadow of a multimillion-dollar revenue shortfall, Wayne County commissioners Tuesday appeared for the most part sympathetic to financial needs in the Health Department's dental clinic and HIV/AIDS program, but stopped short of promising more money. "Right now,...

Fire destroys three cars

Three vehicles were damaged in a fire Tuesday that spread from one car to two others in the Crossroads Plaza parking lot in front of Michaels on Berkeley Boulevard. All three cars were destroyed, city Fire Department officials said....

No decision by Tucker yet on Duplin bill

The jury is still out on a bill now sitting in a House committee headed up by state Rep. Russell Tucker, D-Duplin, that would require a seventh member on the Duplin school board and county commission. Currently Senate Bill...

More than 100 riders expected for Tour de Pickle

MOUNT OLIVE -- More than 100 bicycle riders are expected to take part in this year's Tour de Pickle, the recreational bicycle ride held each year as part of Mount Olive's annual North Carolina Pickle Festival. The event will be...

Public record

Men grab jewelry Ahmad Elrefaey of Gold and Diamond on North Berkeley Boulevard reported Monday that two men asked to see a display of gold necklaces, then grabbed the display and fled the store. The men left in a blue...

Local state senators mixed on budget

Reaction by Wayne County's state senators to their chamber's budget proposal was mixed this morning as they prepared to vote on the measure possibly as early as today. Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, declined to commit to a position on...

Duplin among counties getting more high-speed Internet access

Duplin County is among six rural counties that will receive expanded high-speed Internet services thanks to a $945,185 grant given to EMBARQ and Verizon by the e-N.C. Authority. Announced late last month, the other counties benefitting from the funds,...