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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

System trouble slowing food stamps

A cumbersome new software system and understaffing are being blamed for a backlog in processing 500 food stamp cases in Wayne County, leaving families in need waiting for benefits. The problem has grown so bad since the new state software...

Dr. David Tayloe honored with Cornerstone Award

Dr. Larry Nickens stood before a throng of the county's elite Tuesday night to introduce a colleague as the winner of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's highest honor. With Cornerstone recipient Dr. David Tayloe looking on from the...

Royall Avenue widening project to begin soon

Work is under way to relocate utilities, including water and gas lines, on Royall Avenue in advance of a $400,000 project to widen the road to three lanes from Sunburst Drive to North Berkeley Boulevard. That initial work is...

Commissioners to gather Thursday for retreat

Wayne County commissioners do not appear concerned that they do not have an agenda for what is expected for Thursday's day-long planning retreat. The retreat, which is open to the public, will get under way at 8:30 a.m. at...

Prep for Mount Olive Black History Parade under way

Messenger Staff Writer Vicky Darden, vice president of the Unity Organization, is having problems with her phone. "They already started calling and blowing the phone up," she said. Ms. Darden is in no danger, except from maybe a headache or...

Don Davis to speak at WCC MLK celebration

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom will be the focus of Wayne Community College's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The public is invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King...

School board retains facilities plan

The Board of Education voted Tuesday to retain the remaining projects on its 2007 prioritized facilities plan, and when it holds a joint meeting with the county commissioners will seek additional funding for maintenance needs in the district. The latest...