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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Miss Wisconsin is new Miss America

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler was crowned Miss America Saturday night. Miss North Carolina, Hailey Best of Goldsboro, earned a spot in the top 15 semifinalists but was eliminated when the field was trimmed to 12. Miss Oklahoma was first runner-up...

Jake's team

Her head bowed and eyes closed, Mary Lou May spent several moments in quiet reflection -- calling on a higher power to heal her grandson, Jake. But when one of the hundred-plus people who came together at Herman Park Saturday...

Doritos commercial contest

An aspiring actor from Goldsboro is featured in one of five Doritos commercials in the running to be aired during the Super Bowl. Jason Walston, 26, appears in "Hot Wild Girls," one of five consumer-created commercials vying for $1 million...

County to weigh zoning change

Wayne County commissioners are expected to act Tuesday on a rezoning request from Robert Perkins for property he owns on U.S. 13 South near Sandhill Drive. During a public hearing on the request held at the board's Jan. 3...

Making health care accessible in schools

Since school-based health centers were introduced at two public schools in 1997, the service has expanded into six middle and high schools, with an average enrollment of 90 percent of students at each taking advantage of the access to health...

Students can enter writing contest

Wayne County Reads is sponsoring a writing contest in conjunction with its 2012 campaign that features the novel "The Pleasure Was Mine," by Asheville writer Tommy Hays. The book is about Alzheimer's and how one man copes with the...

Thomas to lead Wayne Health Physicians

Louis Thomas of Asheville has been named executive director of Wayne Health Physicians. Wayne Health Physicians, an affiliate of Wayne Health Corp., is made up of five medical practices with 16 physicians, including primary care and subspecialty care doctors....

Public record

Thefts reported *J.M. Pate Jr., reported the theft of an air-conditioning unit, valued at $4,500, from a home in the 400 block of Durham Lake Road in Dudley. The unit was removed between Jan. 1 and Jan. 11. *Gamara...

Holiday closings announced for Monday

Local, state and federal offices, banks and the post office will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Wayne County Public Schools and Wayne Community College will be closed, too. All Wayne County government...

Social worker receives national award for efforts

When school officials looked at the criteria for a national award for "Outstanding Individual Working in a Program" to support homeless students and families, one name readily came to mind. Donna Best has been a social worker with Wayne...

Applications due Feb. 23 for Youth Legislative Assembly

RALEIGH -- The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office of the North Carolina Department of Administration will accept applications through Feb. 23 for the 42nd annual Youth Legislative Assembly, to be held March 23-25 in Raleigh. Registrations will be accepted on...