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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Livestock show tonight, Thursday

Doodle Edwards guides a hog to its pen during the weigh-in for the 64th annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Close to 100 animals will be on display today and Thursday. Shows...

NAACP candidate forum held

Thirteen people seeking public office spoke at a candidate forum Tuesday sponsored by the local branch of the NAACP. The event was held at Rebuilding Broken Places. The tone at the forum was relatively subdued as candidates all agreed...

Municipal officials talk about concerns

Between mouthfuls of barbecue and banana pudding Monday evening, the state of the county's municipalities was shared as elected officials and staff of the county and its municipalities came together at Wilber's Barbecue for a county-sponsored intergovernmental meeting. County...

Partnership has no problem filling extra pre-K slots

The additional N.C. pre-K slots opened up by the state last month have been a welcome reprieve for Partnership for Children of Wayne County, but officials aren't counting on that continuing next year. In early March, the state notified...

EWHS grad to compete in national cheering contest

Chance Carter is unmistakably passionate about cheerleading. "Some people listen to songs in the car, I listen to cheerleading songs," he said. "I cheer in the morning when I'm getting ready. I pretty much eat, sleep and breathe cheerleading, and...

Auditions for children's choir to be Friday

Children ages 6 to 17 interested in participating in a community choir are invited to audition Friday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Harris Street. The choir, first organized in 2010, is sponsored...