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Sunday, June 21, 2009

County grad rate up, but concerns still remain

Local leaders say they are encouraged by gains county schools continue to make in their graduation rates, but remain worried that some schools are still struggling. According to 2008 data from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, as a...

A homegrown tradition: Fathers and sons have worked Wayne County's land for generations

In the hectic age of Blackberries, meetings, mini-vans and soccer practice, many families don't see each other as often as they would like. But some dads not only get to spend Father's Day with their children, they work with their...

Thanks to new funding, O'Berry extravaganza is a go

There will be a community extravaganza this year at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center after all. The annual celebration nearly became another casualty of the economic situation, until the O'Berry Foundation stepped in and saved it, officials said this week....

Lou Cook elected commander of state American Legion

Lou Cook has been working on behalf of veterans for more than a decade -- since the day in 1995 he retired from the Air Force. He joined several organizations that would allow him to serve as an advocate...

Aycock arson suspect takes plea deal

An 18-year-old Pikeville man pleaded guilty to a role in the 2008 arson of turn-of-the-century Gov. Charles B. Aycock's historic birthplace, court records show. Derwood Eugene Smith III, who was 17 at the time of the Jan. 18, 2008...

Library offers new job search resources

Wayne County Library, in partnership with Wayne Community College, Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success, and the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, is providing access to career readiness tutorials every Monday night from 6-8 p.m. in the Gertrude Weil...