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Thursday, February 4, 2010

The great burger battle

The Job: Andy's Big "A" Challenge The Company: Andy's Burgers, Shakes and Fries The Location: Spence Avenue Victory is sweet. Actually, victory tastes like a massive three-pound cheeseburger. But the only real victor Wednesday was Andy's and the restaurant's insane...

Schools set two makeup dates

Officials for Wayne County Public Schools have announced makeup days for the two days of classes canceled this week due to the weekend's snow and ice storm. Inclement weather resulted in closures on Monday and Tuesday for the district. Students...

Pastors point to power of unity

For those local leaders who showed up at the Herman Park Center this morning for casual conversation over a simple meal, the hour-long Community Affairs Commission Inter-Faith Breakfast was about much more than food and fellowship. It was about inspiring...

SWHS student sliced in face

DUDLEY -- A 16-year-old girl was slashed across the face with a sharp weapon on Wednesday morning at Southern Wayne High School, a wound that required 28 stitches to treat, authorities said. Kierra Mitchelle Minor, 16, of Larchmont Circle,...

Student enrollment still climbing at Wayne Community

Student enrollment continues to set records at Wayne Community College, as the board of trustees approves curriculum programs to keep pace with future employment opportunities. Dr. Kay Albertson, WCC president, announced Friday afternoon that student numbers are still on...

Southern Farm Show under way

RALEIGH -- The Southern Farm Show started Wednesday and runs through Friday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. The fair is the largest agricultural exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia. Show hours are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily,...

Counselors recognize students who have overcome obstacles

A school counselor's job is challenging enough when there are behavior problems or the need to help a child make up some missed assignments. But when students are facing such obstacles as bone cancer, frequent hospitalizations and being on transplant...

District Science Fair Saturday

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual districtwide science fair on Saturday, for students who have competed and won local fairs at their individual schools. Held at Meadow Lane Elementary School. Judging will end at 11:30 a.m. and...

Investigation continues into fire death

Authorities have not yet released the name of a person found dead in a Tuesday evening fire at a South Georgia Avenue boarding home, as investigators probe the case further. An autopsy is scheduled for the man who found...

Video game summit Saturday at WCC

The Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Wayne Community College. This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games....