Log in

Sign up

August 8, 2010 archives

View Archive

Sunday, August 8, 2010

County starts planning for departments' new offices

Wayne County is negotiating with a Greenville architectural firm to begin plans to convert an old department store building into the new home for Services on Aging and Health Department. The firm, MHAworks, was one of nine that responded...

New Harmonies exhibit opens

The story of our nation's music is the subject of the latest exhibit to open at the Art Council of Wayne County. The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, the first ever to come to North Carolina, takes a journey through the roots...

Security in place for Laurean trial

Starting Monday morning anyone visiting the Wayne County Courthouse, at least for the foreseeable future, should expect two things -- snarled parking and waiting in line to clear heightened security. The first signs, literally, of changes at the courthouse...

The storyteller: After a career of stories, Gene Price looks to add a new chapter to his

For Gene Price, the temptation was familiar -- an opportunity to play storyteller from the comfort of a corner office located in the newsroom he commanded for decades. And like so many times before, he succumbed to it, and the...

WCC offers business seminars

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College has set a schedule of 15 free seminars for this fall designed to prepare the business person to meet the ever increasing challenges facing small business. A listing of the...

Crowds chase back-to-school tax-free bargains at stores

Noah Blackman of Grantham was beaming Saturday morning at Staples as he watched his grandparents and father James pay for the computer he would soon share with his 15-year-old brother. "We're helping -- 50/50 -- it's a gift to him,"...

Aycock Birthplace to hold Second Saturday on Aug. 14

Old-fashioned fun awaits visitors to Charles B. Aycock Birthplace's Second Saturday event Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme will be "A Stitch in Time." There will be the bluegrass sounds of Sapony Creek, quilt displays...

Sheriff warns of new scam

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders is warning the public of an old scam that is reappearing. Recently, a county resident reported to the Sheriff's Office that they were contacted by e-mail by a person that claimed to be interested...

Red Cross sponsoring car giveaway contest

To thank its donors, the American Red Cross is sponsoring a "Racing Red, White and Vroom" contest. The organization will give away a 2011 Ford Fiesta, which has been donated by the Ford Motor Co. Donors can register online...

Rebuilding Broken Places to hold health fair

Rebuilding Broken Places will hold a Restoring Health and Wellness Empowerment Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenleaf Vision of Faith Community Center, 2105 N. William St. This health fair will feature free health screenings and...

Six Wayne nurses named to state's top 100 list

Six nurses from Wayne Memorial Hospital have been named as part of this year's Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina. The nurses were nominated by their peers and then screened by a statewide professional standards committee. Kathleen Harwell, Great 100...

Duplin EMS director resigns

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Emergency Services Director Brian Pearce has announced his resignation effective Aug. 27. Pearce will be taking a job with Cape Fear Valley Health System as the chief/director for Cumberland County EMS and LifeLink Critical Care...

Duplin schools perform on ABC report

KENANSVILLE - All but one Duplin County school made expected growth, and seven of the county's 16 schools achieved high growt,h according to the ABCs of Public Education report released this week. Duplin County Schools as a whole made...