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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Triangle Spring to ship first automotive orders soon

MOUNT OLIVE -- Despite the downturn in the automotive industry, Triangle Spring, Mount Olive's newest industry, is expected to ship its first order within the next two weeks. Work began in March to retool a large portion of the...

Heat wave hits Wayne County

Some of the hottest days so far this year rolled into the Carolinas this week, baking the asphalt and sending the heat index into triple digits. With highs in the upper 90s predicted again for today, and the humidity...

Radio celeb's condition remains critical

Longtime Wayne County radio personality Chester Thompson remains in critical condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital after a weekend wreck, officials said today. And while friends and colleagues wait for updates on his condition and hope for the best, details about...

County budget not set in stone

Wayne County's $157.6 million budget, frozen the day it went into effect, could absorb up to a half million dollars in state and/or federal cuts before forcing county officials to "tweak" its numbers. Meanwhile, state lawmakers who passed a...

County manager vows to help schools

Stepping out of his role of county manager Monday night, Lee Smith made a commitment to Wayne County Board of Education to enlist an army of volunteers for the school system. A parent himself, Smith took on the mantle...