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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Helicopter flight finds marijuana plant crop

FREMONT -- A helicopter patrol by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office turned up a crop of 25 marijuana plants near Fremont on land off Davis Mill Road Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Chris Worth of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said...

Cornhuskers

Katlyn Thornton and her sister Karen prepare fresh sweet corn for canning and freezing Wednesday afternoon on their farm on Crowfoot Road in the Grantham community. The harvest season for many home-grown vegetables has begun. For people without gardens, vegetable...

Pikeville residents facing higher bills

Starting July 1 Pikeville residents will see a slightly higher electric bill. In response to a rate increase from ElectriCities, the Pikeville Board of Commissioners voted in January to increase the electric rate 7 percent beginning in July. Currently...

Planning board OKs salvage expansion

The Wayne County Planning Board on Tuesday approved a site plan for expansion of Young's Auto Salvage on U.S. 117 Alt. South across from the Dudley Post Office. County commissioners last month rezoned the property from residential-agriculture to heavy...

Students can still get lunch over summer

Students who participate in the county schools' free and reduced lunch programs will not go hungry during summer vacation. The state's Summer Food Service Program will operate at six locations in Wayne County during the break, providing nutritious snacks and...

Greenwood parents upset over school bus discipline

Greenwood Middle School parents are still searching for answers today after they said about 15 students were held on a hot bus -- unknown to them and apparently to other school officials -- Wednesday afternoon by the driver. Tami...

Site would link military families to support options

RALEIGH -- In a matter of a few clicks, those left behind when a loved one heads to war would have support -- at least, that is the goal of the "Carolina Helping Heroes" program recently launched by the state's...

Thieves swipe copper from tower

MOUNT OLIVE -- The county's emergency communications radio system suffered a setback recently when vandals removed copper grounding wire from the newly completed tower in Mount Olive. An unknown suspect or suspects scaled a six-foot fence topped with barbed wire...

Red Cross blood drive schedule for June

Blood donations historically decline during the summer months due to donors taking vacation and summer activities. But the demand for blood often increases due to more people traveling on the roads and people opting for elective surgeries during the summer...