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Friday, August 19, 2011

Health Department in need of repairs, board chairman says

Carpeting in the third floor clinic area of the county Health Department is "deplorable" and presents a potential health hazard, the chairman of the Board of Health said Wednesday. Dr. Rick Stovall said he had met with Evelyn Coley,...

Revenue from Wayne tourism increased

Wayne County's tourism growth was nearly on par with the entire state's growth in 2010, as last year saw an 8.44 percent increase in revenue from 2009. North Carolina attracted $17 billion in expenditures from visitors to and within...

Classes start

Wayne Community College bookstore employee Wayne Toler, left, helps Carlos Zometa find the books he needs for classes Thursday, the first full day of class. Officials said a preliminary count shows 3,475 students enrolled, down slightly from last year,...

Back to school

Dequan Witherspoon gives a high-five to Rodney Robinson, dressed as the school mascot, during open house at Dillard Middle School Thursday. This was the first open house for Wayne County Public Schools, in anticipation of Dillard as well as...

County approves naming policy

People who want to have a county-owned building, or even a room, named after someone now have a clearer path to follow in getting that done. Wayne County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved the county's first official policy for addressing...