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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cherry Hospital names director

Interim Cherry Hospital Director Luckey Welsh has been named the new chief executive officer for the state psychiatric facility. According to a news release from the state Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary Al Delia made Welsh's appointment...

Program to assist unemployed veterans

Unemployed veterans in Wayne County can now get 12 months of free training for high-demand jobs, thanks to a federal assistance program that took effect last week. The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program operates through community colleges and technical schools...

School openings, closings released

Opening and closing times for Wayne County Schools for the new school year were approved Monday by the Wayne County Board of Education. The state requires the times to be approved on an annual basis. The schools and opening and...

Practice helps patients take back their lives

Lafayett Hines ambles into the office of N.C. Orthotics and Prosthetics. If he weren't wearing shorts, you might not readily notice the artificial limb replacing the one claimed during a motorcycle accident 10 years ago. The wreck on Beston Road...

New Internet parlor rules eyed

Internet or sweepstakes cafes would have to close by 11 p.m. and could not be closer than 1,000 feet to homes, churches and schools under a countywide zoning ordinance being considered by Wayne County commissioners. A public hearing on...

Salvation Army seeking vendors for fall fundraiser

The Salvation Army is taking reservations from vendors for tables at its Fall Festival to be held Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lt. Julie Igleheart said anyone can rent a table for $25. "If you sell crafts...

Public record

Stolen cameras Two men removed two digital cameras from their packaging at Sam's Club, 2811 N. Park Drive, and left without paying. The Nikon L810 CoolPix cameras were valued at $299 each and one of the suspects had been previously...