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Monday, August 13, 2012

Wayne fatality blamed on West Nile virus

North Carolina's first fatality this year attributed to West Nile virus is an elderly man from Wayne County, county Health Director Davin Madden announced this afternoon. Madden was awaiting the release of more information from state health officials but in...

Tourism spending is on rise

Tourism numbers were up in every North Carolina county in 2011 as the state recorded an 8 percent increase in spending from 2010, according to data provided by the Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development....

Tourism spending -- a history

Tourism spending in Wayne County has more than doubled since 1991, the first year of available statistics for comparison, and it has increased from each year to the next except for four instances. Below shows Wayne County tourism spending data...

College releases list of classes, fall trip

Step back in time -- to the Revolutionary or Civil War periods of American history. Take in an exhibit at the state's Museum of Art. Or enjoy a literary sampler of authors and UNC professors speaking about influential southern writers....

Fremont mayor says town needs to look to its future

FREMONT -- Mayor Darron Flowers knew when he took office in June that challenges loomed ahead for the Daffodil Town, but having a good attitude makes all the difference in success or failure, he said. Flowers said that since...

Suspected distemper forces center to close for 10 days

A suspected case of canine distemper discovered Friday forced the county to close its Animal Adoption and Education Center through the first of next week. It is the second time in less than four months that the center has...

County switches how time is recorded

Wayne County's switch to a new computer-based payroll system has not been without heartburn. However, with an annual payroll of approximately $36 million and 600 to 700 full-time and 200 to 300 part-time employees, the old system could be too...

Public record

Scratch-off swindle An employee of the Kangaroo convenience store at 2007 Wayne Memorial Drive thought she was doing the right thing Saturday when she received a call from a man pretending to be a service technician with Pre Solutions, a...