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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

County eyes night meetings

Wayne County commissioners continue to be prodded to change their meeting times from mornings to evenings. Tuesday, the latest suggestion was from the board's newest member, Ray Mayo. However, such a move is not as simple as it might appear...

New senior center gets final go-ahead

Approval of a new senior center Tuesday morning was greeted with applause, hoots and hollers from the senior citizens packed into the Wayne County commissioners' meeting room. Commissioners unanimously agreed to the $1.2 million contract with the design-build team of...

Names added to list for vote

Several newcomers have filed for elected office in Wayne County, adding to the list of candidates seeking election to either state or local office. Kevin Hayes of Mount Olive, a Libertarian, has filed for the District 4 seat in...

Keen seeking re-election to county commission seat

Republican Wayne County Commissioner Steve Keen Tuesday filed for a second term representing District 4 on the board. Filing for the May 8 primary ends Wednesday, Feb. 29, at noon. A local property developer and former owner of Adam's...

A firsthand view of life with an Alzheimer's patient

Kivett Ivey had seen other families experiencing Alzheimer's disease. But nothing prepared him for when it struck his own. "The first time my wife asked me who I was -- 'Who are you?' -- I kind of went into shock,"...

Public record

Assault with firearm Toney Peterson reported that a man came to his home in the 1200 block of East Elm Street about 7 p.m. Monday to collect $100 owed by Peterson. When Peterson did not have the money the...

Two advance to state science fair

Three area students captured honors at the Southeast Regional Science Fair at Feb. 11, with two advancing to the state competition next month. Southeast Regional Science Fair was held at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Nearly 200...

StageStruck collecting books for kids

Since StageStruck's upcoming "Seussical" play is based on a book, the cast and crew decided to perform a community service project as well. And what better project, they concluded, than donating new and used books to a program that...