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Thursday, September 17, 2009

College kicks off fundraising drive with talent show

Jack Kannan, director of the Wayne Community College Foundation, pulled out all the stops for this year's annual campus fund drive. Instead of simply announcing this year's goal -- $23,000 for faculty and staff, $360,000 for the community, he hosted...

Man found guilty in trafficking meth

A Wayne County Superior Court jury found a Mount Olive man guilty Wednesday of two trafficking counts in a trial related to five pounds of crystal methamphetamine seized in a traffic stop. Jose Alejandro Arciniega, 28, of Baker Chapel...

Health Dept. takes aim at flu risk

Wayne County will have more flu cases this year, and the Health Department hopes to have enough H1N1 vaccines to counter it. A free public information session on the H1N1 virus is also planned for next week. Health Director James...

BOH: Possible surcharge for county workers

The Board of Health asked Health Director James Roosen Wednesday to investigate the possibility of imposing a surcharge on health insurance for county workers who smoke. Board member Dr. Michael Gooden introduced the notion. He said his rationale was based...

Blue Ribbon Jam rescheduled

As tonight's weather forecast points to rain, organizers of the Blue Ribbon Jam -- a fundraiser put together for the families of Capt. Mark McDowell and Capt. Thomas Gramith -- have decided to reschedule the event for Oct. 1. The...