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Monday, July 9, 2012

Hospital decides to build complex

Construction has begun on a new medical office building on the campus of Wayne Memorial Hospital that will house physicians recruited to the area and mark the return of the Wayne Area Diabetes Education Center (WADEC), to the hospital grounds....

Detour today as work begins on N.C. 111

A section of N.C. 111 North (Patetown Road) near U.S. 117 will be closed starting this morning through July 29 for the state Department of Transportation to complete two projects. The projects include construction of a right turn lane...

Bypass contract awarded

The contract for construction of the third and final section of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass has been awarded, clearing the way for the highway to open to traffic in late 2015. The $62.4 million contract awarded to S.T. Wooten...

It's official: Two eateries taking over locations

Vacancies at two of downtown's most prominent eatery spots have been filled and both restaurants should be open by the end of the summer with the return of Central Lunch expected by the first week of August. Carlos Herriera,...

Record heat still threat to crops

After a record-high wheat yield this season, Wayne County farmers are hoping for a little rain and cooler temperatures to bring in an impressive corn and tobacco crop as well. Extension Service Field Crop Agent John Sanderson said thanks...

14-year-old drowns

Tragedy struck amid the high heat and dry air Sunday. Darnell Cooper, 14, of Raleigh, drowned between 6 and 7 p.m. at Busco Beach ATV Park and Campground, 1234 Bryan Road, Goldsboro. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office was called immediately...

July round of Career Readiness tests to start this week

The public will have four opportunities to take the WorkKeys tests for Career Readiness Certification in the remainder of July. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success program will provide testing sessions 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on July 10; 12:30-4:30...

Better teacher classes start today

Wayne Community College Continuing Education will offer a series of teacher effectiveness classes in July. Teachers and others who work in classroom can choose from seven hybrid (combining classroom and online instruction) courses that will be taught Monday-Thursday, today...

WCC's Phi Beta Lambda brings home national awards

Wayne Community College's Phi Beta Lambda business education student organization placed in nine competitive events at the organization's 2012 National Leadership Conference held last month in San Antonio, Texas. The Gamma Chi chapter competed against delegates from universities and...

Public record

Thefts *Daniel G. Rios Jr., 35, 300 block West Pine Street, reported the theft of an $850 19-inch flat-screen monitor. *Ricky Fair, 54, 100 block Rose Court, Dudley, told police someone had stolen 50 feet of copper pipe valued at...

Mount Olive College growing Jacksonville campus

JACKSONVILLE -- Mount Olive College is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a new building that will be located on the Jacksonville campus. The additional 10,000 feet of space, located on Onslow Drive, will provide more parking, classroom space,...

Southern Wayne alumni gather for weekend of activities

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jacquetta Stringfield keeps in touch with her Southern Wayne High School classmates by attending the reunions each year. Plus, she also communicates with them through social media outlets on her computer at home. On Sunday, when...

Progress Energy warns of scam over utility bills

Progress Energy is urging customers be on alert for a new utility bill payment scam affecting customers across the country. Scammers claim that President Obama will pay customers' utility bills through a new federal program. Progress Energy has received...

Body recovered at Busco Beach

The body of a 14-year-old Raleigh resident was recovered early this morning at Busco Beach after an accidental drowning. For the complete story, see Monday's News-Argus....