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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ABC salaries reported

The chairman of the Wayne County Alcohol Beverage Control Board is paid $1,500 annually and board members $900 each. Business Manager Mike Myrick is paid $82,000 per year. Questions about the salaries of ABC employees arose this week when...

Stores prep for holiday shoppers

Wayne area retailers are preparing their stores and employees for this week's Black Friday sales rush, the unofficial start of the busy holiday shopping season. Brandi Worth, manager of Buddy's Jewelry in Mount Olive said she is looking forward...

Farm City banquet honors cream of the crop

Two new inductees into the Wayne County Agriculture Hall of Fame and the Outstanding Woman in Agriculture were honored Monday night during the annual Farm/City Banquet at the Wayne Center. The posthumous Hall of Fame award went to Ronald Jessie...

Grant will create new Wayne DWI court

A grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Program will pay for a new DWI court for Wayne County, said District Attorney Branny Vickory and his staff. It's one of two recently-obtained grants that will fund new positions at the...

Cherry patient died from overdose

CHAPEL HILL -- A Cherry Hospital patient who died in July after being discharged was killed by an overdose of an opiate drug administered before he left the hospital, the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office said. Jeffery Scott Swaim,...

GOP congressional candidate speaks

With his focus the economy and the need to create more job opportunities in eastern North Carolina, Ashley Woolard is hoping his message can propel him not only to the Republican nomination for the First Congressional District seat, but...