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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Medical care is right down school's hallway

Students at six Wayne County schools have access to immediate medical care without having to wait for a parent to take them to the doctor. The Wayne Initiative for School Health, or WISH program, was founded in 1997 through the...

Accused robber begins his own defense in court

A Maple Street man began defending himself Tuesday in Wayne Superior Court against armed robbery charges that carry more than 700 years of potential prison time. Anthony Jerome Lee, 41, is accused of robbing nearly a dozen convenience stores...

County targeting aviation business

Wayne County and eastern North Carolina are poised to benefit from anticipated growth in the aviation and defense industries, but only if its workers are qualified. Encouraging and supporting those educational efforts will be one of the primary goals...

Judge enforces code for dress in courtroom

Skip the cutoff shorts, tank tops and other casual wear when appearing in Wayne County Superior Court, the court's presiding judge says -- or be sent home to change. Although courtroom decorum has always been an issue, newly elected...

An aviator's battle: Tuskegee airman remembers

DURHAM -- Dr. Stewart Fulbright never dropped a bomb on an enemy position. He never shot down members of the German Luftwaffe in the skies over Europe. This Tuskegee airman's battles took place on American soil. So even though he...

Students make quilt for child in hospital

Students in Jessica Horton's Family and Consumer Science class at Eastern Wayne Middle School have put their skills to use for more than just a grade. Recently, students completed a quilt for the Raleigh chapter of Project Linus, which...

Fair queen contestants

These girls will compete Friday night for the title of Queen of the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Front row, from left: Sarah Judy, Southern Wayne High; Davetta Darden, Spring Creek High; T'Keyah Hagans, Southern Wayne High; Elizabeth Rowe, Wayne Early...

Big Sweep Saturday

Wayne County residents will join others from across the state Saturday for the "Big Sweep," an initiative designed to rid watersheds of trash, said Barbara Byers, local coordinator. Big Sweep was started in 1987 by state employees as Beach...