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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Planning Board wants closer look at DOT's priorities list for U.S. 70

The Wayne County Planning Board's Tuesday night meeting was a flashback to more than a year ago when complaints about a lack of communication and questions of who has transportation planning responsibility sparked contention between the board and the...

Scores on SAT drop in county

For the second year, scores have dropped on Wayne County high schools' SAT, or Scholastic Aptitude Tests -- this time by 9 points each in reading and math, and 15 points in writing. The report was released this week by...

Spence Avenue repairs on schedule

Alberto Castanada of Hine Sitework works on the new drainage pipe that will run under Spence Avenue. The road, which has been closed since March, is being repaired after the original 84-inch corrugated steel pipe, which ran under the...

Motorcycle run will benefit victims of domestic violence

Local motorcycle enthusiasts will hit the road Saturday for the fourth annual Ride Without Fear poker run, with proceeds supporting Wayne Uplift's domestic violence programs. Also know as KC's Ride in honor of the late Karen Crawford -- killed by...

WCC plans voter registration

Wayne Community College will host a voter registration drive on Friday as part of a "Constitution Day" activity. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the Wayne Learning Center. The voter drive...

Fremont man recounts 9/11 experiences in D.C.

PIKEVILLE -- Nine years ago as Wayne County residents watched the coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, Johnny Pippin was frantically trying to get word to his wife that he was OK. A tobacco marketing specialist with the U.S....

Board tables action on request to add gate to local subdivision

Action was tabled Tuesday night by the Wayne County Planning Board on what would be the county's first gated community. Developers told the board that members of the Mallard Pointe subdivision Homeowners Association had asked for the gate for...

After years of silence, sisters are enjoying small sounds of life

For Jennifer Bedsole and Mandy Taylor, hearing the din of a busy household is a victory. The sisters, who both received middle ear implants, are now able to hear those everyday sounds most people take for granted, but that,...