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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Schmoozapalooza

Selena Worrell, left president of Focused Intervention, speaks with Parker Uzzell and his daughter, Mary Rachel Uzzell, 4, and nephew, Jackson Rose, 7, at her booth at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's Schmoozapalooza on Tuesday at the Berkeley...

Local volunteers on standby

The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross is on standby to send local volunteers and its Emergency Response Vehicle when notified by the national headquarters. Interim director Tammy Forrester said 27 ERVs left at daylight Monday for Oklahoma...

Funeral home forced to close

A funeral home cited for alleged misuse of pre-need funeral planning funds has been ordered to close its doors. The N.C. Board of Funeral Services ordered E.M. Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Inc. to complete all scheduled funerals through...

Fees would allow fire departments to recoup some costs

The public next month will have the opportunity to speak out on a proposed county ordinance that would allow Wayne County fire departments to charge fees for their services at wrecks and other calls that require an extended response...

Local residents know firsthand how tough it can be to put a town back together

Roberto Mendoza will always remember the day he talked to a couple after a tornado hit Snow Hill. It was two years ago, but he can still hear them recount how they were in their home when the wife was...

Assault suspect sought

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office announced Monday the arrest of one of two suspects believed to have assaulted a Rosewood man on May 5. The assault was not reported until five days after the incident. Scott Michael Neilson, 23,...