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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Albertson ready for annual Fox Hunt

Good weather -- that's all Willie Rouse and the organizers of the 26th annual Washington's Day Fox Hunt in Albertson are hoping for. If the weather's good, Rouse said, then the crowds will usually follow. "We are looking forward...

Neuse Correctional superintendent Oates honored

Ennis Oates, superintendent of Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro, has been named Superintendent the Year for 2011 announced North Carolina Division of Prisons Director Bob Lewis. "Mr. Oates' experience and ability to handle one of the more complex institutions...

School audit focused on procedures, not misuse

Wayne County Public Schools did nothing fraudulent, is not expected to have to pay back federal stimulus funds, and earlier reports by a Raleigh media outlet to that effect were erroneous, state and local officials said. Earlier in the week,...

Group works to improve Duplin County animal shelter

There is little expectation that a new animal shelter will be built in Duplin County within at least the next five years, said County Manager Mike Aldridge, but a group of volunteers is helping to make the current one...

Duplin County works to bring Events Center back in spotlight

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor After a rough 2010, county officials hope they have the Duplin County Events Center back on track as commissioners voted Monday to pursue the re-acquisition of ABC permits for the facility. County Manager Mike...

Free tax return help available for seniors, low-income families

The AARP Tax Aide Service is offering free tax counseling and simple income tax preparation help for senior citizens and low-income taxpayers through April 18. Senior taxpayers, 50 and older, will receive priority. Assistance is being offered at the Wayne...

Longtime historian Charles Ellis dies

Wayne County lost one of the primary keepers of its history Friday with the death of Charles Ellis. Ellis, 81, suffered severe head injuries Monday as the result of a fall and had been in a medically induced coma...

Ava Gardner Museum ranked among Top 10

Visitors of the Ava Gardner Museum have long known that the Museum is one of North Carolina's most remarkable attractions and the one-of-kind venue is a outstanding tribute to one of Hollywood's most glamorous leading ladies. This claim was validated...

Hometown boy makes circus ring

"Mom, Dad, I'm joining the circus." When Andrew Hicks told his parents that, he was not clowning around. "I've been clowning my whole life, so it wasn't a surprise to my parents that I would want to go further,"...

Area chuches, Wayne County Reads partnership with Stop Hunger Now

Janette Thode went to fellow members of St. Francis Episcopal Church because she wanted to do a project to make a difference in the lives of starving children. Some of those church members happened to be affiliated with Wayne...

Andy's to expand franchise offers to 13 other states

MOUNT OLIVE -- Andy's Burgers Shakes and Fries, known for its unique mixture of 1950s d├ęcor and employees who run to open the doors as they greet customers, is poised to begin spreading into 13 other states starting next...