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Monday, December 21, 2009

Tax Office gets set for revaluation

Santa isn't the only person busy checking his list twice. Employees in the Wayne County Tax Office are doing the same as they continue preliminary work to revalue property in the county. Tax Administrator David Ward joked that he...

Stopping lead exposure a county priority

Despite advances in construction safety over the years, some children are still being exposed to levels of lead poisoning created by paint and other building materials, health officials say. But the danger is not just posed by buildings. In...

Personal property tax listing in progress

The tax-listing period for real and personal property in Wayne County will begin Monday, Jan. 4, and continue through Sunday, Jan. 31. Any listing made after the listing period closes will be subject to a penalty of 10 percent...

A view from the North Pole

The Job: Temporary elf The Company: Santa Claus's toy workshop The Location: North Pole First off, before we go too far into this tale of Christmas cheer, don't worry -- Santa's workshop is still intact and his Christmas Eve trip...

Duplin EMS supervisor, firefighter dies at station

A Duplin County EMS paramedic and volunteer firefighter died Sunday morning behind the Pleasant Grove Fire Department, home of EMS Station No. 6, Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said this morning. Wallace said that Kurt Price's death was being...

Christmas party

Shante Pearsall, 5, takes a turn at trying to break open a pinata during a Christmas party at the Herman Park Center on Saturday. This was the third annual Christmas Winter Carnival for families sponsored by O and H, "A...

More Christmas closings

State offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for Christmas. Federal offices will close Thursday at noon and remain closed Christmas Day. Postal Service offices will be closed on Christmas Day only. Town halls in Pikeville and Fremont will be...