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Sunday, December 26, 2010

WMH Rehab earns national certification

The pulmonary rehabilitation program at Wayne Memorial Hospital has attained national certification status by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, which sets the gold standard for such programs. The hospital's cardiac rehab program had previously earned the three-year...

Thomas family burned out of home for holidays

Six days before Christmas the Thomas family's home in Saulston went up in flames. The young couple, who have two children, have regained some normalcy to all of their lives through the support of friends in the community they never...

The gift of Grandpa reading

For one Wayne County boy, the best Christmas present this year won't be found under a tree -- it will come when his grandfather reads to him for the first time. And while the boy may be too young...

Kitty Askins delays grand opening

For months, January 1 has been the target date for completion of the expansion of Kitty Askins Hospice Center. A few glitches, including pending state inspections, have altered that plan, said Dean Lee, president and chief executive officer for Home...

Miracle baby Liyah Garner comes home

Jaliyah "Liyah" Garner squirms in her grandmother's arms, alternately squealing with delight as she high fives her older brother and whining with impatience when her grandmother sits down with her for too long. Like any other 21-month-old, Liyah is a...

Couple celebrate Christmas at hotel after fire

Their home was destroyed by fire more than two weeks ago, but for a particular Wayne County family, holiday blessings have transformed their new residence -- a local motel room -- into a place worthy of celebrating the holidays. When...

Driver charged in fatal wreck

The driver in a single-car accident that killed three people, including a Charles B. Aycock student, earlier this year, was arrested Thursday afternoon after toxicology reports confirmed he was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana at the time of...

Man's paralysis mobilizes friends

Bryan Lewis climbed behind the wheel of his car one October night, the teenager never suspecting that just two months later, he would be sitting in a very different seat: A wheelchair. Lewis, 19, fell asleep while driving home from...

Hospital to offer new events for women

Women are often the ones guarding the family's health, so should do everything possible to secure their own, hospital officials say. "Women are kind of the health care consumers for their family -- it's the moms that take their children...

Pickle set for New Year's drop

MOUNT OLIVE -- People who want to ring in the New Year, but have a difficult time staying awake to midnight can get an earlier start on the traditional festivities at the Mt. Olive Pickle Company's 12th annual New...