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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Best chides schools for spending decisions

Wayne County Commissioner Jack Best took aim at the county schools, his fellow commissioners and the local media during 20 minutes of commentary during the commission's Tuesday morning budget hearing. Best accused the school board of using teacher supplement funds...

Duplin will raise tax rate after all

KENANSVILLE -- After voting no to a tax increase last week, Duplin County commissioners decided to tack a 2-cent tax hike onto the budget Monday night shortly before they approved it. Commissioner Tim Smith, who proposed the increase, said...

Commission eyes new district lines

Looking at the proposed new voting district lines for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the county school board, the most obvious changes involve Districts 1, 5 and 6. District 5 currently extends from the Duplin County line east...

Council close to final vote on opening street in park

Nearly three months after seven citizens spoke out at a public hearing on the closing of Park Avenue through Herman Park, there should finally be a decision on what the City Council would like done with the road. The...

Schools waiting for final news on budget

Awaiting the final outcome to the latest reductions and changes to the state budget, officials with Wayne County Public Schools are anticipating whether, and where, personnel changes will take place. "Right now we're crunching the numbers and trying to get...

It's a grenade

It started with a thoughtful gesture -- the passing of a family heirloom from parents to their son and his wife. But when David and Susan Crooks started working to restore the antique sewing machine that recently made its...