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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Drivers urged to be cautious as wildfires create smoky conditions for traveling

RALEIGH -- Motorists in the central and eastern sections of North Carolina are urged to use extra caution while driving as the combination of wildfires and high summer temperatures have created a hazy condition that is limiting visibility along roadways....

Smoke from wildfires reducing visibility, could cause breathing problems

 Motorists in the central and eastern sections of North Carolina are urged to use extra caution while driving as the combination of wildfires and high summer temperatures have created a hazy condition that is limiting visibility along roadways. Crews are...

Five hurt in head-on crash

A head-on collision on N.C. 55 Monday afternoon sent five people to Wayne Memorial Hospital and has one man facing drinking and driving charges. State Highway Patrol Officer J.M. Holloman said a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by Erasmo Bartolon-Bartolon,...

Commercial ice makers cause motorcycle crash

A father and daughter from Maysville were injured late Monday morning while riding a motorcycle on U.S. 70 when they attempted a maneuver to avoid colliding with a commercial ice maker that had fallen from a trailer. Henry Francis...

Council takes no action on building purchase, postpones election

The City Council decided during its work session Monday to delay its decision on the Arts Council of Wayne County building purchase until July 6 to allow for more meetings to determine how to implement a more direct educational...

Revenue won't be neutral in city

Budget revisions that freed up an extra $223,815 in the city's 2011-12 fiscal year will be supplemented with even more revenue from taxes if the City Council approves its budget as amended today at 5 p.m. The council recessed...

Duplin schools plan to shuffle teachers, staff

Duplin County teachers and principals are getting new assignments -- a part of an effort to better meet the needs of students, school officials said. The process, part of Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan's Strategic Staffing Initiative, involves assessing the...

Hello, summer

Alejandro Lugo, 12, splashes into Peacock Pool on Monday to get some relief from the heat. Today is the first day of summer, but temperatures already have been in the 90s for weeks, with little relief on the horizon....