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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leaders talk about base relationship

They talked about current and future deployments -- just what the men and women stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base have done, and will do, in defense of their nation. They talked about what the installation will look like...

Mobile homes may get reprieve

The Wayne County Planning Board is recommending the county lift its ban prohibiting 15-year-old and older mobile homes in the county. However, a public hearing must be held first, and the final decision rests with county commissioners who asked the...

Fourth generation Ervin seeking seat on court

For many politicians, name recognition is a key ingredient for success. And in North Carolina, if your name is Sam Ervin, a lot of people might think that would be enough to get you noticed. But Sam Ervin IV,...

WCC well represented at state conference

Wayne Community College will be well represented at this year's Community College System Conference, being held in Raleigh this week. The largest event sponsored by the N.C. Community College System office kicks off the celebration of the system's 50th...

Wayne School of Engineering recognized

Wayne School of Engineering is one of 12 STEM schools in the country chosen for a study to determine strategies that have attributed to its success as a school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. A research team...

Shewolf design tries to capture female spirit

Rudyard Kipling's law of the jungle in "The Jungle Book" says that the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. The same can be said of Shewolves, according to sisters...

Local counties rank high for animal auto wrecks

Three surrounding counties ranked among the top counties in wildlife-related automobile crashes in the state in 2011, as well as for the period of 2009-11. Duplin was second in the state with 646 such crashes in 2011 and had...

JCC seeks entries for Howell Woodstock photography contest

Johnston Community College is seeking entries for a photo contest associated with its upcoming Howell Woodstock event at the Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, Nov. 10. A panel of local artists will judge photos entered in three...

Big Sweep

Elizabeth Taylor helps local Girl Scout Troup 95 clean litter at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park during the 2012 North Carolina Big Sweep, which took place Saturday at 13 sites throughout Wayne County. Forty volunteers with the Girl...

Grantham Grange honored with top state award

The Grantham Grange has received the state Grange's top community service award, and has been named a Distinguished Grange by the national organization. The community service award and several individual honors were presented at the state Grange's annual convention...