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Sunday, June 27, 2010

From a recovering addict's point of view

EDITOR'S NOTE: "Tammy" is a recovering meth addict. Her name has been withheld to protect her privacy as she continues to battle her addiction in treatment. After 72 hours with no sleep, her house was spotlessly clean, the fact that...

Principal changes set for 2010-11

Several administrative changes in the district have been announced, including shifts for principals at six schools and the naming of seven new assistant principals. Changes will be effective July 1 for principals and Aug. 18 for assistant principals. All assignments...

WAGES to host career fair

Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc., WAGES, is having a Career Fair at the Herman Park Center on Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. All job seekers are welcome to come and meet prospective employers for networking and...

Meth: An old threat takes on new power

In 2008, Wayne County reported three methamphetamine lab raids. A year later, that number jumped to 24, earning this county the distinction of being No. 2 in the state for meth raids -- and the county with the largest increase...

Dam repairs forced fish kill

The hundreds of dead fish at Rudy Hill Dam are the result of orders from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Land Resources to drain the pond and repair the dam. "We had to drain...

Hamming it up

Roger Smith's small enclosed trailer and Albert Lioen's tent were separated by less than 100 feet, but the methods they were using to communicate with the world were separated by almost 160 years. Smith was transmitting by Morse Code,...

Wayne Education Network introduces website

A website was introduced last week that will provide access to the wide array of educational programs available in the community -- targeting not only local residents and families, but those anticipating a move to Wayne County. It is just...

Pikeville approves budget

PIKEVILLE -- The Pikeville Board of Commissioners approved its 2010-11 budget Tuesday night, a spending plan that does not increase property taxes nor utility rates for residents. The $2.17 million budget is 18 percent less than the current budget. Town...

Pikeville celebrates an early Fourth of July in the park

PIKEVILLE -- The two massive fans in the cooking area behind the Blended Fellowship Church booth were providing little relief from the hot and muggy Saturday morning air, forcing church member Jack Sasser to find an inventive way to...

Troopers grad week patrols a success

A campaign to reduce traffic accidents involving teenage drivers during graduation week proved a success, say troopers with the state Highway Patrol. On orders from Gov. Beverly Perdue, the patrol vowed to crack down on speeding, drunken driving and...

Suspect arrested in set of break-ins

Woodrow Mitnaul III, 28, of Rosewood Road, has been arrested in connection with three breaking and entering incidents earlier this spring in the Rosewood area. Mitnaul was arrested following an investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Investig-ation is...