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Monday, December 13, 2010

School officials keep eye on state

Facing possible 5 to 10 percent cuts to public school funding, the rumor mill has churned up of late -- hinting at possibilities ranging from teacher layoffs and larger class sizes to eliminating junior varsity sports and after school programs....

Santa's last stop before Christmas

Santa Claus waves to onlookers during the annual Eureka Christmas Parade on Sunday. Although rain might have reduced the turnout it didn't dampen the spirits of those in attendance. The parade is the last of 11 local Christmas parades, meaning...

A chance to change their lives

For Wayne residents trapped in a cycle of crime and drugs, the county's Day Reporting Center not only offers a chance to avoid a jail cell, it offers hope for a new start in life, a chance to come...

Group gets dropout prevention grant

The North Carolina Committee on Dropout Prevention has awarded Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corp. with a dropout prevention grant for $173,330. Rebuilding Broken Places, in partnership with Community Success Initiative and Dillard Middle School, will operate Project Y.E.S.S....

Banks join forces to collect blood for Red Cross

Financial institutions in Wayne County are joining together this holiday season to give the "gift of life." The seventh annual Bank Challenge will collect blood for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 12:30...

Mental health group raising money to provide Christmas

Operation Santa Claus, a community project to purchase Christmas gifts for the oft-forgotten, is conducting its annual drive with a goal of $9,000. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Wayne County, the effort provides gifts to citizens with...