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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Commission delays hearing on Mount Olive road closure

Wayne County commissioners last week delayed scheduling a public hearing on the state's plans to close a section of Zion Church Road just east of Mount Olive. Commissioners had been expected to set the public hearing for June 7 ,...

Brogden student back to school after brave battle with cancer

DUDLEY -- The past few months have been tough going for Shenitha Peacock. It all started when her eldest, Isaiah, 12, began having pain in his lower back that gradually turned into shooting pains down his legs. "Every week...

County Board of Education puts its policy book online

Wayne County school board policies are now online. From governing principles and board operations to facilities and fiscal management, the public can access the complete list of district policies via computer. School officials announced that the board policy manual can...

Board sends budget plan to county

The Wayne County Board of Education Monday night voted to send its proposed $18.2 million local budget request to the county commissioners, and supported a state recommendation to oppose House Bill 344, which deals with tax credits for children with...

The 'new' guy: Kevin Johnson takes over as Extension director

Growing up on his family's farm in Lincoln County, Kevin Johnson knew at an early age that he wanted to be a Cooperative Extension Service agent. He realized that dream, and now Johnson, 41, who has been the county's...

Cherry official asks for latitude, funding

Cherry Hospital CEO Philip Cook Monday morning asked state Reps. Efton Sager, R-Wayne, and Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, how much longer the facility would have to suffer because of sins of the past. Cook also argued that the hospital would...