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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Board renews contract; decries critics

The Wayne County Board of Education Monday night approved a one-year extension on the county superintendent's contract and a $6,500 supplement -- with four members in support -- but not before blasting the steady stream of "naysayers" of the school...

Public record

Man charged in forgery of mother's checks Douglas Carl Oaten Jr., 31, of Southern Plaza Drive in Dudley, has been arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with forgery of instrument, uttering forged instrument and obtaining property by...

School board moves forward on two projects

The school board Monday night adopted a resolution allowing for a deed transfer and entering into a lease agreement with the county to proceed with the remaining two construction projects at Eastern Wayne and Norwayne middle schools. Board attorney...

Mount Olive board approves changes for plat

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners approved a subdivision plat Monday night that Town Manager Charles Brown hinted would be for a major project on property near the Southern Belle Motel. Brown did not identify the...

City Flight Part III - What's a city to do?

With statistics showing the city's tax base has shrunk by more than 4,000 residents in the past 20 years, there is an expectation placed upon city officials to bring in more residents to avoid tax increases in the next decade....

Gate cost delays Park Avenue roundabout opening ... again

It was 54 years ago when Paul Staps decided Herman Park's portion of Park Avenue should be closed for good. A mere child at the time, Staps remembers how his friend, Milford Edwards Jones Jr., was fatally struck by...

Drought takes toll

Widely scattered rain over the past few days has brought welcome relief for the county's tobacco, cotton and soybean farmers, but came too late to salvage the corn crop. "I am already hearing a lot of farmers talking about...