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Sunday, October 3, 2010

WCC adds new certificate program

Wayne Community College will launch a new condensed program next month, allowing students to earn a medical office administration/medical insurance certificate in as little as six to eight months. The new condensed medical insurance certificate program will offer the...

Shoeboxes of goodies for holidays needed

Christmas might seem like a long way off, but local organizers of the annual Operation Christmas Child drive are hoping Wayne County residents won't wait to start putting together shoeboxes of goodies for children overseas this holiday season. Adamsvile...

Princeton to give those who build tax breaks

If anybody has ever wanted to move to Princeton, now might be the time. On Monday, the Princeton Board of Commissioners is expected to approve a proposal that would offer property tax breaks to both businesses and residents building...

Town street funds to be cut

Wayne County's seven municipalities will receive almost $50,000 less in state street aid, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, this year than they did in 2009. The funding comes from revenues generated by the state gas tax and...

Heart walk largest ever

Red hearts adorned a portion of the fence at Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Saturday as the 200 or so walkers gathered on the first real cool morning of fall for a spirited three-mile walk. Walking to raise funds for...

Lamb wranglers keep smile on their face, tight grip on lamb

There was more than a little excitement in the novice showmanship class in the lamb competition at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Saturday. Wrangling a lamb isn't easy under the best of circumstances, but it is even harder when the...

Pigs cooperate at hog show for marshmallows

Life & Family When 15-year-old Emma See began training her hog for the market show at this year's fair, the animal didn't want to come out of the barn. So she bribed him with marshmallows and that did the trick....

Heifers show their weight at beef show

The annual Queen of the Fair pageant had been over for several hours, but there was still plenty of primping to be had at the Wayne County Fairgrounds early Saturday morning. Avery Faulkner used a spray bottle for a...

Leadership program will host conference

Leadership Wayne County's alumni group is hoping to share a little wisdom and to celebrate leadership at a conference later this week -- and the group is inviting other business leaders in the community to join them. The gathering,...

Fair Queen crowned

As a young girl, Stacie Dawson dreamed about being in a pageant and wearing a sparkly tiara. Friday night, that became a reality as she was crowned 2010 Queen of the Wayne County Fair. The senior at Wayne Early/Middle...

Sunshine returns to regional fair

After what might be the biggest downpour in the 62-year history of the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, the skies cleared Friday and, with some quick work and good luck, the crowds rolled in Friday night and Saturday, boosting attendance....

Ground broken at Cherry for new hospital

Start counting. Speaking in the Cherry Hospital auditorium Friday, Gov. Beverly Perdue said she has been promised that by March 2013, the eastern region's new psychiatric facility will be up and running. And with that, a long row of...