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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hospital gets OK to work on ER

Wayne Memorial Hospital has received the go-ahead from the state to expand its emergency department. Hospital president William Paugh said Tuesday that the state Division of Health Service Regulation confirmed the hospital's certificate of need, giving it the green...

Board rejects development in restricted zone

The developer of a proposed 70-lot cluster subdivision in a restricted zone north of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has pulled the project from consideration, but county officials remain fearful that similar projects could send the wrong signals to...

Bank robbery suspect leads chief on chase

FREMONT -- A suspect accused of robbing The Heritage Bank in Fremont this morning not long after it opened was captured and taken into custody within minutes by the Fremont police and Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies. Fremont police...

WCPS seniors prepare to turn their tassels this weekend

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2010 in Wayne County Public Schools will begin this weekend, with 1,189 seniors receiving diplomas from the six traditional high schools. Another 16 students have already graduated last month, from the district's seventh school,...

Public record

Shot in home A North Carolina Street woman reported seeing a man with a handgun in her front yard on Monday afternoon, then went into the house to call police -- prompting the stranger to shoot her in the buttocks...

Principal: Alternative school shift worked well

Alternative schools in Wayne County have been around since 1993, when Belfast Academy was opened, followed in 1997 by Southern Academy in Mount Olive. Both catered to students in grades 6 through 12 and were designed to be small learning...

Duplin County to partner with Wallace

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County will be a "silent partner" in a contract between the Wallace Committee of 100 and Wilmington Industrial Development Inc. The Wallace 100 Committee, dedicated to supporting development in the county, is contracting with the Wilmington-region...

Learning to cook

Professional caterer and cooking instructor Patricia Artis welcomes people to "The Art of Cooking" course offered by Wayne Community College Continuing Education community services program. The course will focus on American cuisine and will teach people how to prepare a...

Duplin Correctional Facility evacuated because of gas leak

A gas leak at the Duplin Correctional Facility outside of Kenansville caused a temporary evacuation Monday. An administration building located outside of the jail's fence was evacuated for about two hours while maintenance workers shut off the gas and...

Suspect arrested in Fremont bank robbery

FREMONT -- A suspect accused of robbing The Heritage Bank in Fremont this morning not long after it opened was captured and taken into custody within minutes by the Fremont police and Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies. Fremont police...