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Monday, July 30, 2012

Sentencing delayed in bid fraud

Sentencing for the fourth person involved in a bid-rigging scheme involving Wayne County Public Schools has been rescheduled and will coincide with the sentencing of three other defendants in the case. Pamela Carol Turner, 45, of Selma had been...

Senior Center getting ready for move

Wayne County Senior Center Services on Aging Director Eryn McAuliffe is already packing, even though the Senior Center's move to its new quarters on East Ash Street is still two months away. "I get questions every day," Ms. McAuliffe said....

Fundraiser will put toads on race track

Isabella Bauer, 2, held her toad with one hand. She and her brothers often search around Stepping Stones Stables for the small creatures. And it was her 11-year-old brother, Jacob, who came up with the idea to use the...

Heat pops county's bumper corn crop

Although it is still too early to estimate corn yields, Wayne County farmers are saying that July's unrelenting heat wilted expectations of a possible bumper crop -- despite a late spate of thunderstorms that brought as much as five inches...

Coaches to target earlier success

Wayne County Public Schools will continue its graduation coach concept, but with a new name -- success coaches. The name change is part of a revamp as Communities in Schools, which oversees the program, expands the service while it...

Ballree facing more charges

BOILING SPRING LAKES -- Police Chief Emmett Ballree Friday morning has been suspended with pay by City Manager Jeff Repp as part of a continuing investigation. Repp said the inquiry involves alleged abuse of power by the police chief. He...

Local science teachers, students attend camp

Seven middle school teachers from Wayne County Public Schools were among 25 educators from Wayne, Craven and Beaufort counties to be trained under a math/science partnership education grant at East Carolina University. The College of Education and College of...

WCC instructor to train others in country

Craig Foucht, chairman of the transportation department at Wayne Community College, has been chosen to train other automotive instructors from around the country. He will participate in the torque certification course of the National Coalition of Certification Centers, or...