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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Wayne Community College students turn their tassels at ceremony

Michale Cherry-Newton is living proof that perseverance pays off. More than 20 years ago, she took her first class at Wayne Community College. When she got married and had two children, they became her priority. Son Tyler is attending East...

Fun -- all for a good cause

For the 90 teams at the 2013 Relay for Life, the evening was not just about fellowship and fun. It was about money -- raising as much as they could to do their part in the fight against cancer...

Lights of hope: Families, friends share memories, tears and hugs

DUDLEY -- She could have turned away, but she wanted to feel the pain. She "needed" the flicker of a lone candle to bring tears to her eyes -- to send chills up and down her arms every time the...

County: Schools received funding

Remarks by Wayne County Public Schools officials concerning the county's level of school funding appear to have caught the attention of the county's commissioners. The Board of Commissioners asked county Finance Director Pam Holt to provide information on the money...

Schedule announced for Old Timey Days

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Old Timey Days festival held in Seven Springs is still a week away, but organizers are already starting to plan for next year's festival. Scheduled for May 18, this year's Old Timey Days is expected...

Nurses pinned at Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College recognized the 36 members of this year's Associate Degree Nursing class in a formal pinning ceremony recently. The annual service, which includes presentation of nursing pins and nurse's creed scrolls by the faculty of the program,...

Mount Olive police say Facebook scare unfounded; no child abduction

MOUNT OLIVE -- To quell any further rumors caused by a rogue Facebook posting, the Mount Olive Police Chief Brian Rhodes assured the public late last week that there has been no incident involving the attempted kidnapping of a...

Medical Assisting class graduates

Sixteen members of the 2013 Medical Assisting class at Wayne Community College were presented their pins in a formal ceremony Monday evening. The annual service, which includes presentation of medical assistant pins and red roses to students by the...

Cures for Colors raises $62,000

Southeastern Cancer Care's "Cures for the Colors" marathon event raised more than $62,000 in donations to help people suffering from cancer. All the funds raised at the event, which was held in April, will remain in eastern North Carolina to...

Central/Eastern alumni to meet

The Central-Eastern Wayne Alumni & Friends association will observe its 41st annual reunion Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-26. Classes whose numerals end in 3 and 8 will be honored. A banquet will be held Friday, May 24 at 7...

Local bridge will close for repairs Monday

A bridge west of Goldsboro is about to be replaced with a new bridge that will serve the Wayne County community for many years. Starting Monday, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the bridge on Oakland Church Road...

Commissioner: Put dental clinic on budget proposal

The county commissioner representative on the Wayne County Board of Health is encouraging health officials to include funding for a mobile dental clinic in its proposed 2013-14 budget. "I have found in my limited experience in government that it's better...