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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

County: Fremont library will stay open

FREMONT -- The Fremont Library has survived another round of county budget cuts and will keep its doors open to the public, at least for now. Wayne County Manager Lee Smith said Monday the county will continue to give...

City: Hotel demolition will be costly

Bringing down the Gold Inn and Suites building on U.S. 70 West near the U.S. 117 junction will be more difficult -- and costly -- than originally thought, Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said during a recent City Council...

County gives OK to Steele Memorial architects

A $311,000 contract to begin the design phase of the new $3.4 million Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive was approved Tuesday morning by county commissioners. The contract awarded to RATIO Architects of Raleigh will be paid for through...

Keen resigns from county Planning Board

Steve Keen stepped down at noon today from the seat on the Wayne County Planning Board he has held for the past nine years. Keen, a county commissioner, announced during the commission's Tuesday meeting that he was resigning to take...

Majority of county students headed to college

Nearly 82 percent of recent high school graduates from the eight county schools plan to go on to college, according to an exit survey done by school officials. Another 10 percent, or 113 students from the Class of 2011, indicated...

WCC turns on new digital sign

Commuters on Wayne Memorial Drive will now have a visual reminder of the many programs, as well as special events going on at Wayne Community College. A digital sign, made possible by county funds and capital building and grounds...

Best: Schools need to do more

For the second time in as many months, Wayne Commissioner Jack Best unloaded a barrage of criticism at the county Board of Education, questioning not only how it spends its money, but complaining that it is rife with nepotism and...

Wayne County legislators weigh in on new legislative maps

Reactions were mixed this morning among Wayne County's legislative delegation as members got their first looks at the new state legislative district maps -- maps that if approved in their current forms, could result in all of Wayne's House...

Man arrested in Fremont for killing sister, shooting father

FREMONT -- Rico Antonio Mitchell has been arrested and charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder after shooting his sister and father this morning at 134 Jasmine Lane, Fremont. Wayne County Sheriff's Deputies responded...

Commission approves county district maps

It took two split votes Tuesday morning before Wayne County commissioners could agree on new voting district maps and the sticking points weren't major adjustments, but rather late, minor changes that had no impact on the districts' populations. Also,...