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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Duke professor describes women in the Middle East

Americans should pay attention to the plight of individual women in the Muslim world and not consider them as a single, undifferentiated oppressed minority, Duke University professor Dr. Miriam Cooke said at a Wayne County Reads event Tuesday night at...

Jobless rate drops for December

Wayne County's unemployment rate, along with those of 65 other counties, dropped in December, remaining below the state's average rate of 9.7 percent. Falling from 8.5 percent in November to 8.2 percent, the rate is down a full percentage...

Early Valentine shopping

Adriana Davis, a kindergartner at Meadow Lane Elementary School, looks over a heart with attached candy in the school's annual Multiage Valentine sale. Parents, teachers and students from the multiage classroom prepared the inventory, which ranged from homemade cards to...

Local historian seriously injured in fall

Charles Ellis, one of Wayne County's pre-eminent local historians, suffered a serious fall Monday and is currently in critical condition at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Ellis, 81, has been unconscious since the accident, his wife, Betty, said today....

Snow is predicted for region

Close to 1,200 tons of salt arrived in Wayne County last week just in time for winter's latest snowy swing at the state, which is predicted to mainly hit the eastern part of the state starting late tonight. "I hope...

Make time for a story

Angela Draper and her son, Elijah, 3, listen as Pikeville Library branch manager Lisa Stevens reads during the Mommy and Me story time, which attracts a good crowd every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m....

Wayne County sheriff's deputy wrecks patrol car

A Wayne County sheriff's deputy wrecked his car on 2200 block of Antioch Road Tuesday around 11:20 a.m. while responding to a call. Deputy Ron Carrasquillo was not injured but the car is believed to be a total loss,...

Andy's pushes funding for library to $300K

MOUNT OLIVE -- Andy's Charitable Foundation, which provided the first corporate gift for the Steele Memorial Library fundraiser, has increased that initial pledge to send the total raised thus far for the library to more than $300,000 -- the threshold...