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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

School board won't rescind lawsuit

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education stood its ground Tuesday night as citizens called for the board to forgo a $4,795,000 court award that may be collected by supplemental tax levy. Karen Scalf, a frequent public speaker at...

Kitty Askins construction, fundraising are on schedule

The Kitty Askins Hospice Center expansion is progressing, with construction on schedule for the facility's late 2010 opening, officials say. Work on the 13,000-square-foot addition is about one-third complete, with metal studs currently being installed, said Mary Beth Parrish, community...

Dr. James Atkins honored with Distinguished Service Award

Dr. James Atkins, whose work in treating cancer patients and pushing the boundaries of research into the disease has earned him national recognition, was honored Tuesday night by the Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts with its annual Distinguished...

County bond rating goes up

Wayne County could realize millions of dollars in interest savings in coming years and find itself more attractive to economic development as the result of action by Standard and Poor's Rating Services. County officials were notified late Friday that...

SCE receives 500-book donation

Fifth-graders in Michelle Hill's class at Spring Creek Elementary School were among 200 classrooms nationwide to win a book giveaway through the Scholastic "Care Where You Are" sweepstakes. The class was chosen from among 12,000 entries in the competition....

Wayne County turnout low in primary election

With no local races on the ballot Tuesday, few Wayne County voters turned out to participate in the primary elections. The contested races included both Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate primaries, as well as both Republican and Democratic U.S....

Stop the Funeral revival Friday and Saturday

GOLDSBORO - The Stop the Funeral Initiative will host the 2010 Unity Revival Friday and Saturday at St. James AME Zion Church at 206 S. George St. The theme for this year's revival is "The Church Changing the Community Corner...

Senior Games under way

The  Wayne County Senior Games got under way this week. Because of weather delays some events are likely to stretch into next week....

Meals on Wheels volunteers honored

Two outstanding volunteers with WAGES' Meals on Wheels programs were recognized during the annual appreciation luncheon on Friday at New Hope Friends Church. An estimated 200 volunteers attended the event. Over the past year, more than 74,000 meals were...

Wayne County teachers earn grants to travel, study over summer

Four area teachers will be spending their summer break studying. But they will get to leave North Carolina to do it, thanks to travel-study awards recently announced. Erin Smith, an English teacher at Spring Creek High School, will travel...