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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Walk nets $60,000 to fight disease

More than $60,000 was raised by Saturday's Neuse Regional Alzheimer's Walk, with funds still coming in, says organizer Anne Paugh, outreach and community development director of Alzheimer's North Carolina Inc. There was also a great turnout at this year's...

Four seniors die of hepatitis B

MOUNT OLIVE -- The deaths of four residents, all senior citizens, at GlenCare assisted living facility in Mount Olive have prompted an investigation into patient safety practices by the Wayne County Health Department and the state's Division of Public Health....

Schedules of values ready for view now

Whether it is a chicken house or a mansion, the county's proposed new schedules of values will provide a means of measuring and assessing the value all property in the county. The schedules are, in essence, an "appraiser's manual" that...

Bypass to be up, running by 2016

The U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass that local leaders had feared would be several decades in the making could instead be completed and carrying traffic by 2016. And that means that the county and city do not have as much time...

Cliffs to hold annual hayride, trunk-or-treat

Ghosts and other goblins will roam the woods under cover of darkness at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Oct. 29 as the park hosts its annual Trunk or Treat event. The highlight of the Halloween event, which...

Duplin commission rejects idea of merit pay

FAISON -- Duplin County won't consider merit pay for county employees at this time, but will consider the salary schedule for future budget discussions. Several of the commissioners spoke out on the issue at their meeting Monday at the...

Coach's message

Tonya Williams kept control of her emotions when a combat veteran escorted her to the middle of the Rosewood High School football field Tuesday evening. She wore a smile as her 12-year-old son, Christian, handed her flowers and a balloon...

WEMCHS recognized for 100 percent graduation

Wayne Early/Middle College High School has gained state acclaim for having a 100 percent graduation rate. The school was one of 11 in the state recognized recently during a Graduation Achievement Awards Recognition, when the N.C. Department of Public Instruction...

Braxton, LaRoque draw out clear differences

Voters in the southeastern quadrant of Wayne County will help decide whether Democrat Van Braxton will return to the state House District 10 seat for a third term, or if Republican challenger Stephen LaRoque will take back the seat...