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Friday, August 28, 2009

He's WCPS choice for top teacher

Gregory Brown grew up on a farm in Saulston, playing school in an old barn. Yet when the North Drive Elementary School teacher finally obtained his teaching degree years later, he almost didn't use it. Thursday night, he was named...

Public can address planning ordinance

The public will have a chance Tuesday night to express its opinion on proposed changes to the county's subdivision ordinance that would give county commissioners the final say in the plat approval process. The public meeting, sponsored by the...

Economy taking toll on pets

The economy may be affecting more than just people in Wayne County. Wayne County Animal Control and the Humane Society have both seen an increase in their services. "The adoption rate has dropped some and the turn in rate (to...

Their school debut

Philip Rhodes, camera around his neck, was at Rosewood Elementary School early Thursday to drop off his daughter, Karrigann, for her first day of kindergarten. "She's my fifth child -- my last child," he said. Inside the classroom, teacher Amanda...

Report of abductor was just a mistake

Reports of a suspicious male attempting to have children get in his car at a bus stop turned out to be a misunderstanding, authorities said. Authorities first received reports on Tuesday that a male had attempted to lure children...

Red Cross to hold hurricane prep program Saturday at mall

Hurricane season is already halfway over, but people still need to be prepared for one anyway. To help, the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a hurricane preparedness day Saturday from noon to 3 p.m....

Meth lab found in home, suspect hiding

A Stevens Mill Road man indicted in April on drug charges is now accused of running a clandestine meth lab out of his home, authorities said. George Blake Grantham, 34, is in hiding from after Wayne County Sheriff's Office...

Girl Scouts holding signups, Saturday event scheduled

Girls ages five to 17 are invited to join the fun, friendship, and power of Girl Scouting. Through Scouting, girls can learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal setting, the spirit of teamwork,and the thrill of...

Former Cherry employee pleads guilty to assault

A former Cherry Hospital worker accused of sexually abusing a male patient pleaded guilty this week to a felony sexual offense. Perry J. Butler will serve a 60-day active sentence for the offense, according to court records. Butler was...