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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Williams is not worried about recount

Incumbent District 4 Councilman Rev. Charles Williams said Wednesday he doesn't expect the recount requested by his challenger, Tondalayo Clark, to reverse his victory from Tuesday's election. With all precincts reporting, Williams led the race with 200 votes, while...

Collection gives visitors a look at Fremont's early days

FREMONT -- Jimmy Ballance didn't take the field when a group of Fremont area soldiers fresh home from World War II took on a group of major league baseball players in 1947 and almost won. But he can tell...

Public record

Aluminum theft A vehicle parked outside of the Handy Mart convenience store, 2011 U.S. 70 W., was robbed Tuesday. Unknown suspects removed two rolls of aluminum coil, one valued at $320 and the other at $160. Identity theft Misty...

Prayer walk is Saturday

The STOP the Funeral Initiative, along with other groups in opposition to violence in the community, will hold its 5th annual Unity in the Community Prayer Walk on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. at Madison Meat Market at 622 Madison...

Restaurant openings on schedule

The mystery as to what business would be moving into the retail space attached to Olive Garden and when it will open has been solved, as Dee Taylor, the director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Eastern North Carolina,...

Ex-gang member tells students about choices

Reggie Brown wishes somebody had sat down and talked to him about the "hard choices" when he was 12. Before he joined a gang at 15. Before he held a gun. Before he did drugs and wound up in...

Nursing school graduates honored at WCC ceremony

Wayne Community College recognized the 36 members of its Associate Degree Nursing class of 2012 in a formal pinning ceremony recently. The annual service, which includes presentation of nursing pins and nurse's creed scrolls by the faculty of the...

Eagle Scout project led to 'Keller's trees' at hospital

Just call Kirk Keller the Johnny Appleseed of Wayne County, except with pine trees. That's what Tom Bradshaw, vice president of operations at Wayne Memorial Hospital, quipped when discussing the "Kirk Keller pine trees" that have adorned the entryway of...