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Friday, July 23, 2010

Commission picks Henderson for seat

Len Henderson of Dudley by a 5-2 vote Friday morning was appointed to fill the District 2 school board seat left vacant since June 30 when longtime board member Shirley Sims stepped down. Wayne is the only county in the...

Jamming in the sun

Ben Whitley cools off his newly wedded wife, Deborah Whitley, with a fan as they enjoy the music of The Embers at the Center Street Jam Thursday. The Whitleys, who were married last Saturday, were two of the hundreds of...

WMH settles overpayment dispute with health plan

Wayne Memorial Hospital agreed to settle a dispute with the state Health Plan by paying $140,000 back to the insurance plan. Wayne was one of 33 hospitals across the state auditors said owed money to the State Health Plan. The...

Hot, and getting hotter

With Goldsboro experiencing 99 percent humidity today, afternoon highs in the upper 90s and the heat index well past 100 degrees, folks in the Wayne County can officially say it's hot. The day didn't take long to heat up,...

Eight Duplin schools hit AYP standard

Eight of Duplin County's 16 public schools made Adequate Yearly Progress in the 2009-10 school year, according to preliminary AYP figures released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The 50 percent achievement is down from the 2008-09...

Fremont officials discuss Eureka's debt

FREMONT -- Fremont Town Board members received an update this week on the steps the town of Eureka is taking to pay off its sewer debt. Fremont Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie said Eureka paid $6,500 to the town this week...

Child remains in critical condition

MOUNT OLIVE -- An infant injured when she was run over in her yard Wednesday was still in critical condition early today, officials with the state Highway Patrol said. Jaliyah Garner, who is about 16 months old, was taken by...

Committee whispers to beat open meeting

Just moments after commenting about how open the committee charged with making recommendations to fill a vacant school board seat has been, county commission Chairman Jack Best Thursday afternoon led committee members in a hushed discussion that had the five...