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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Schools get 'A' on first day

School officials reported a smooth transition to the start of school Tuesday, with 18,116 students reporting the first day. Enrollment was below last year's start of school, when 18,267 students turned out for the first day. By the 10th day,...

County will pick top teacher at Thursday event

Wayne County Public Schools' "Teacher of the Year" will be announced on Thursday evening, from a pool of three finalists. The annual recognition will be held at the Walnut Creek Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Earlier in the spring, a...

SAT scores drop a bit for county students

Wayne County Public Schools' Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, scores dropped slightly for 2008-09, according to results released Tuesday by the College Board. The county compared favorably with districts across the state. Decreases were primarily in the area of critical...

AARP chapter announces paper products drive for charity

As anyone with a large family knows, toilet paper disappears at an alarming rate when there are many people living in a household, and the Operation Transition house is no exception. Taking a tour of the home inspired AARP...

Alleged victim tells tale of attack

A witness testified Tuesday that a 16-year-old she knew entered her home and dragged her around by the hair, punching her in the face before she tried to defend herself, first with a lamp and then a heavy shoe....

Community Home Care & Hospice looking for volunteers

Community Home Care & Hospice is in need of more volunteers. People who have a little spare time and would like to make a difference in a Hospice patient's life are urged to volunteer. Opportunities include direct-care, indirect care, clerical,...

Farmers struggle to deal with early tobacco harvest

Halfway through the tobacco harvesting season, local farmers are racing the clock. The increased rainfall in the area recently has caused many of the tobacco plants to ripen early, said Kevin Johnson, field extension agent. "The quality is good,...

Public record

Armed robbery Raymond Hope of Benton Street told police he was robbed at gunpoint in the 1700 block of East Holly Street over the weekend, according to a police report. Hope reported on Monday that he had fallen asleep in...