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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Health Department primary care clinic now open

Three years after Dr. Ashton Griffin signed on as medical director at the Health Department, one of his target goals is being realized -- establishing a primary care clinic. Although still in the early growth stage and he hopes...

Public record

Grantham business claims embezzlement Grantham Supply and Pizza Inn Express, located in the 3300 block of U.S. 13 South, contacted the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for suspicions of embezzlement. The report listed that $14,000 had been embezzled from the business...

Dillard Academy cotillion

The annual cotillion Saturday evening for fourth-graders at Dillard Academy charter school began with a receiving line of parents and families. Earlier in the day, students also attended a formal luncheon at Goldsboro Country Club. The cotillion represented weeks...

City OKs spending plan for 2011-12

The City Council unanimously approved the city's budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year Tuesday in the Council Chambers just after 5 p.m. during a special reconvening of the council for the sole purpose of adopting the spending plan. Finance...

Special Olympians earn medals at state games

Special Olympics Wayne County sent 22 athletes to the State Games in Raleigh recently, participating in the areas of athletics, aquatics and powerlifting. Athletes competed in running and walking events, the shot putt and long jump events. Coached by...

Smoke gone -- for now

Smoke that blanketed Wayne County and much of the eastern and central portions of the state had largely dissipated by early today. Officials with the National Weather Service said the smoke came mostly from a large wildfire burning in...

New position will promote communication

With an elevated budget ceiling giving the city $223,815 to work with thanks to revaluation and an increase in golf course revenue, the city has put in plans for a new position that Mayor Al King said has been...

Red Cross needs O negative blood donors

The American Red Cross is making an appeal to donors to give type O negative blood as the supply has dropped to a critically low level. That's because O negative is in high demand because it can be used...

Painting for the dogs

Kaitlyn Kosuda paints a fire hydrant as part of a fundraiser for the Stoney Creek Dog Park. Local businesses have purchased one-of-a-kind fire hydrants that can be decorated in any way to raise money for the canine exercise area....

County eyes budget

A public hearing on the county budget Tuesday morning quickly turned into a referendum on the higher property values returned by the recent countywide revaluation as 16 mostly retired Wayne County residents paraded in front of county commissioners to argue...