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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Despite interruption, facilities plan moving ahead

The past year has been one of upheaval for the school district's capital improvement efforts -- from the unexpected departure of the assistant superintendent responsible for the schools' facilities plan, to the economic downturn that stalled some of its...

Locally owned shops see good holiday start

Jacqueline McKinnie of Rose Hill wasn't swayed by all of the hoopla surrounding Black Friday shopping frenzy. "I knew where I was coming and it didn't bother me," she said Saturday afternoon as she paid for her new shoes...

When times are tough, group works to feed pets

Vickie Hare cuddles Coco in a blanket and gently kisses her on the head. When Coco looks up, you can see the staples keeping her left eyelid closed over an empty socket -- the result of a run-in with...

Microsoft and DPI providing technical know-how classes

While attending a conference in July, Erlene Brogden learned about a proposed pilot program that will ultimately provide technology training at every public high school in the state. She immediately recommended Spring Creek High School as a candidate. "The...

Mount Olive College bead project kicks off sales

When their hand-made beaded jewelry profiting Cure International went on sale last week, Mount Olive College art professor Larry Lean and his students didn't even make it out of the building with their stock before they made their first...

Mount Olive youth prepare, serve Thanksgiving dinner to the community

MOUNT OLIVE -- Youth at Mount Olive First Baptist Church didn't spent their Saturday after Thanksgiving shopping at the mall or at the movies -- they spent it helping prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for needy people in the...

Two inmates break out of Wayne jail Friday

Two inmates escaped from the Wayne County Detention Center around 11:30 p.m. Friday. Inmates Michael D. Minard and Tracey A. Deaver attacked detention officer Sgt. Albert Anders during routine guard duty. Cellmates Minard and Deaver rigged their cell door...

Three dead in Greene County wreck Friday

Officials with the N.C. Highway Patrol confirmed Saturday that three people died Friday in Greene County after a fiery two-car crash. A spokesman at the N.C. Highway Patrol Communications Center in Raleigh confirmed that Shirley Francis Mitchell, 24, of...

Duplin school superintendent gives board new direction

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education said farewell to a 20-year veteran board member Tuesday, and learned of Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan's recommendations for the school system's future. Board member Emily Manning, first elected to the board...

Pecans start slow, pick up

The holidays are here and that means all sorts of pies, cakes, candies and cheeseballs oozing with mounds of tasty pecans. But the weather and a shortage of pecans have delayed pecan processing this year. Not to worry, though,...