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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rosewood Middle School 20 test points for $20 fundraiser dollars halted

A fundraiser allowing students at Rosewood Middle School to receive extra grade credit has been halted, district officials announced today. School officials claim they were unaware of the fundraising plan, initiated by the school's parent advisory council after last year's...

Woman stabbed; boyfriend sought

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Authorities are looking for a Rocky Mount man accused of stabbing and severely injuring a former girlfriend late Monday night. Children were at the home at the time, ages 1 to 8 years, and might have been...

Planning Board critiques ordinance wording

Efforts by the Wayne County commissioners to craft a Planning Board ordinance that would allow them to remove members "with or without cause" Tuesday night were railed against as not only being "unconscionable," but as posing a threat to...

Finishing Jeremy's mission

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. -- Michele Norris can still see her son, Jeremy, sitting on the couch with his sisters -- laughing as the siblings constantly quote whichever comedy they happen to be watching. She can hear him say, "Hollywood out" at...

Hospital to visitors: Stay home if you're ill

Wayne Memorial Hospital is encouraging people who have the flu, or flu-like symptoms, not to visit patients at the hospital. At Tuesday morning's Wayne Health Corp. Board of Directors meeting, Wayne Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Bill Paugh said the...

Parents protest school chief; board forbids personnel talk

When Karen Scalf of the Concerned Citizens for Duplin County Education got up to speak before the Duplin County Board of Education, she took a broom with her. "It can be used to clean up a mess, or it can...

SJAFB pilot, dad stops by Northwest Elementary

Kim Thomas' second-grade classroom at Northwest Elementary School took on the appearance of a military fashion show Tuesday morning as a special visitor came equipped with a stack of helmets, hats and other uniform accessories. Lt. Colonel Jason Brenneman, a...

Miss Seven Springs Pageant Saturday

Classic Moments in Time Productions and the Town of Seven Springs will present the annual Miss Seven Springs pageant this Saturday. The pageant will be in a different location, and earlier this year than in previous years. Normally it...

Kitchen table school talk on Thursday

Questions on closing the gap and student achievement will be answered by district staff this week, during the revamped Kitchen Table Conversation scheduled for Thursday night in Mount Olive. The session will be held in tandem with the Raising...

Coats being collected for kids

A campaign to collect coats for Wayne County children who do not own cold weather coats has been started by a local women's motorcycle club. Operation Warm Up Wayne was initiated by the X'haust Angels. Club president, Angela Wright,...

WCC registration

For students planning to take college credit classes this spring at Wayne Community College, registration will be held Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon and on Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. These times are for new...

Booth is new Eureka mayor

Commissioner Doug Booth was elected as the new mayor for the town of Eureka. Commissioner Billy Martin was re-elected as commissioner and Leroy Wellington was also elected commissioner. The Wayne County Board of Election counted the write-in votes Tuesday...