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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

State changes car tax due date

Wayne County tax officials are anticipating an upswing in revenue collections once a state law passed in 2005 finally goes into effect on July 1 that requires vehicle taxes to be paid at the same time vehicle registrations are renewed....

Traveling Vietnam Wall will make stop in Wayne County

He visits his former battlefield commander daily -- the young radio operator who was cut down in Vietnam so many decades ago. Richard Strawl was different from the other men retired Marine Bill Carr lost during the tour that has...

Ready for his close-up: Wayne County's first baby of the new year makes his debut

When Amanda Zachwieja started having contractions around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, her initial thoughts were not on winning any sort of pool predicting the baby's birth -- they were on doing her job. "I was having contractions, but they weren't...

Learning with new equipment

FFA programs at both Charles B. Aycock High School and Rosewood High School recently each received $5,000 grants for upgrades to the programs from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Rosewood used its funds to add ventilation and permanent...

Communities in Schools hopes to increase physical, fiscal support

Since taking over the reins of Communities in Schools in October 2011, Executive Director Selena Bennett has embarked on some lofty projects -- gearing up for the non-profit's accreditation status in the spring and applying for $150,000 in funding...