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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Schools' poinsettia production down

For years, greenhouses at area high schools have been a popular place to buy poinsettias at Christmas time. Not this year. Eastern Wayne High School is already sold out of the limited supply they had available and other high schools...

Educators share funding concerns

Angela Joyner has dedicated 20 years to the teaching profession. But these days, she finds herself worried -- about retirement, health costs, lack of planning time in the classroom. "We have teachers who come to school at 7 o'clock...

Public record

Bullets hit home Demarko Briggs reported that an unknown suspect fired a gun into his home in the 600 block of Isler Street early Wednesday morning. The damaged property included a window and a $1,000 TV. A bullet was...

Special Olympics supporter

A Small Miracle, which provides services for children and adults with special needs, presented a $36,000 check to Special Olympics North Carolina last week, making the agency a silver level sponsor. The agency has presented $30,000 each of the...

No. 6 wins Mazda 6 at United Way event

Six was the lucky number for Jonathan Smith of Mount Olive Wednesday night. Smith drew the sixth key in the United Way's Fair Share Challenge. And when his turn came to try it in the driver's door of the...