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Friday, June 17, 2011

Peacock Pool officially open for the summer

Those seeking to beat the heat at city pools this summer will be splashing in freshly renovated pools today. Peacock Pool opened for the season at noon. The city spent more than $113,000 on renovations to the facilities at...

School district names 31 top teachers

Wayne County Public Schools has announced its 2011-2012 Teachers of the Year to represent each of its 31 schools in the upcoming academic year. Nominated by their peers, the educators will compete for the district honor, which will be announced...

City measures self-sufficiency

A strained budget has led the City Council to take a second look at the services it offers residents to see how close they are to paying for themselves. The council recently has criticized the formula used to evaluate...

Duplin officials vote to hold off on any tax hike

KENANSVILLE -- Following more pleas from the public at a Monday work session, Duplin County commissioners voted not to raise taxes despite an estimated $4 million budget deficit for 2011-12. County Manager Mike Aldridge said Wednesday the commissioners were...

Public record

Copper theft A home in the 500 block of South Pineview Avenue was broken into sometime between June 11 and Wednesday, according to a police report. The unknown suspect(s) entered through an unsecured window. Once inside the suspect(s) took power...

Fundraiser for sixth-grader with cancer to be held Saturday

A family fun day is planned for Saturday as a benefit for a Brogden Middle School student recently diagnosed with cancer. Isaiah Henderson, 12, is the grandson of county Board of Education member Len Henderson. In February he underwent...