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Friday, May 28, 2010

Slots filled on group to pick board member

The nonpartisan committee has been finalized that will make a recommendation to county commissioners for someone to fill the unexpired school board term of Shirley Sims. School board Vice Chair-man Thelma Smith was the first person to be appointed...

Worleys thank community for support and good wishes

Patti Worley paused when she felt her eyes filling with tears. "They came from everywhere and every person had a story to tell," she said of the hundreds who converged last weekend on the flower shop she and her...

Fremont considers two rate increases

For the past two weeks, the Fremont Board of Aldermen has been at a standstill concerning the town's budget, which goes into effect in July once it's approved. Board members are hesitant to impose the recommended sewer and water rate...

Dancing 'til the sun goes down

Sriya Patel dances among the bubbles from a bubble-maker as the sun sets behind her while Jim Quick and Coastline Band perform during Military Appreciation Night Thursday evening. The band kept the crowd jamming to rhythm and blues during the...

Using songs to thank those who have served their nation

Holly Jones used to be the little girl in the back seat of the family car -- singing nearly all the way from her Eastern North Carolina hometown to the destination in Virginia they frequented. And these days, on...

Holiday happenings

The following is a schedule of events set for this Memorial Day weekend: Saturday, 8 a.m. -- Join members of the Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition at the American Legion headquarters off N.C. 117, just beyond the fairgrounds, for...

Government offices closed Monday

Banks and local, state and national government offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Mount Olive will pay tribute to veterans Sunday at 3 p.m. near the flagpole at Maplewood Cemetery...

Living history set for June 5 at Bentonville

FOUR OAKS -- The Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will hold its summer living history program, "A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier," on Saturday, June 5, from 10 until 4 p.m. Period-costumed living historians from the...

Arr-Mac rescues man after spill from canoe

Water rescue workers retrieved a man who fell from a canoe in the Neuse River and was stranded in the current, hanging onto limbs along the river's edge. Arrington Fire Chief Randy Rogers also works with the Arr-Mac Water...

County will keep tax rate steady

What is labeled a "nondescript" proposed county budget that has changed little from the current spending plan leaves the tax rate as well as the funding level for county schools intact. The proposed $156 million budget reflects a decrease...