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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Anderson: I-795 zone needs to be addressed

Protecting the county's highway corridors has been a controversial issue pitting property owners wary of zoning against officials who contend it is needed to safeguard the public and future highway development. Tuesday morning commissioners agreed it is time for them...

Meeting the commissioner

Wayne County Commissioner J.D. Evans greets county high school students before Tuesday's board meeting. The dozen students representing all of the county's high schools spent the morning shadowing county department heads as part of the Youth in Local Government Day....

Memorials planned to remember those who served

Family members, friends and neighbors of the 19 sons of Duplin County who died in Vietnam will kick off the Memorial Day weekend Friday, when they converge on the Duplin Courthouse lawn at 11 a.m. for the unveiling of a...

Leadership class finishes program, earns 'diplomas'

Graduates of the Leadership Wayne County Class of 2009 said their experience has made them feel more in touch with the community. Eighteen local business and agency leaders were honored at the organization's year-end ceremony Tuesday at the Wayne...

Commission takes up questions regarding Keen rezoning request

Public hearings on two zoning requests, including one from county Commissioner Steve Keen, will be held June 16 in hopes of providing the county the time to address parking lot and sign standards. In the interval, a public hearing on...

Revenue troubles stalling budget

State House leaders are working hard to pull together their version of the 2009-10 budget, but it's been a little harder of a task this year than in recent years past, Senior Majority Whip Rep. Larry Bell said. The...

Student artists recognized by Arts Council

Wayne County Public Schools recognized 46 artists from the district recently during the 2008-09 visual arts awards reception at Herman Park Center. Joy Vinson, an art teacher at Fremont STARS Elementary School, was also honored as the Zeno Spence...

Public record

Occupied vehicle shot Bernadette Brown of Sedgefield Drive reported Monday afternoon that someone shot her vehicle two times with her inside, while she sat in a parking lot at 901 N. Herman St. The suspect also allegedly fired another eight...

Moye road to become New Daniels Church Road

People living along Moye Road in northern Wayne County, and possibly those living on Moye Street in Fremont, will soon have a new address -- New Daniels Church Road. The name changed was approved by a 5-2 vote during...

Fremont STARS to hold fundraiser Friday

Fremont STARS Elementary School will host a fundraiser concert Friday night to help purchase new chairs for the school's auditorium. "On Broadway," a showcase of performers singing and dancing to Broadway melodies, will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are...

McDonald's awards four scholarships to area students

Four Wayne County students were among 41 from eastern North Carolina recently recognized with $1,000 college scholarships from Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina. A total of $150,000 in funding was to be awarded across the state this...

Duplin rejects federal funds for sewer work

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners said no thanks to federal money for sewer projects Monday because the county would have to pay back half of the $1.7 million grant-loan package. Joe McKemmey of the county's engineering company, McDavid Associates, offered...