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Monday, June 29, 2009

More at Four program offers building blocks for learning

More at Four, the kindergarten readiness program introduced in 2001, needs more funding rather than less, local officials and educators say. And yet as the House budget nears completion, educators are collectively holding their breath that programs like the kindergarten-preparation...

Behind bars fundraiser continues

It was a long, hot weekend for Tammie Hedges, director of Purrrfect Friends Feline Shelter and Adoptions cat rescue. Ms. Hedges has been camped out in a small, locked pen outside of the Tractor Supply Company on Cashwell Drive since...

While husbands serve, life goes on

Nicole Tobey takes pictures of her stomach from time to time, so her husband, Matthew, can watch it grow. He isn't there to see it in person. He boarded a plane a few hours after his wife's first ultrasound. So...

Air conditioning units stolen from churches

GRANTHAM -- Thieves have struck several churches across Wayne County, not to take money, but to steal the sanctuaries' air-conditioning units. Selah Christian Church in Grantham was one of five churches targeted by thieves between June 14-18, said investigator...

Rules about officials, boards limited

It is common practice for county commissioners to serve on the boards whose members they appoint, according to David Lawrence, a professor at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "It is extremely...