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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A reluctant, but yet, grateful, 2012 honoree

It surprised no one that the Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America's 2012 Distinguished Citizen's acceptance speech was a quiet, and humble, "thank you." And the nearly 300 people in attendance Tuesday to honor him laughed knowingly when...

County weighs budget proposal

Wayne County commissioners are hopeful that delaying budget workshops until later this month will provide a better indication of how the state budget could impact the county. The proposed $159 million budget maintains the tax rate at 70.25 cents per...

Waterfall of potential

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Looking out from the 10th floor of Greenville's City Hall toward Greenville's West End, Mayor Knox White can remember when the citizens of his city couldn't see the waterfall. He had, though, of course. In the...

Dogs like ice cream, too

Yuri Cain, left, feeds Bob, a pug, some vanilla ice cream Tuesday at Cornerstone Commons. She and Bob were attending the Ice Cream Social and Pet Parade. Bob competed in the costume contest for dogs.  He was dressed as...

Eight county students perform in All-State Middle School chorus

Eight area students were chosen to participate in the 2012 North Carolina Middle School All State Chorus, held recently in Greensboro. Officials said 600 middle schools from across the state were represented in this year's event, which featured a...

Interim director picked for local Elections Board

A former employee of the state Board of Elections will serve as the interim director of the Wayne County Board of Elections. The Wayne County Board of Elections voted 3-0 this morning following an hour-and-a-half closed session to hire...

Tassels almost turned

Six high school graduation ceremonies will take place over the next week, Wayne County Public Schools officials announced. A total of 1,184 seniors are receiving diplomas this year, with 136 already handed out during previous ceremonies at Wayne Early/Middle...

Commissioners clear way for Steele Memorial work to begin

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning approved a $3.5 million budget amendment that will clear the way for construction of the new Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive to possibly begin this fall. The project was one of several budget...