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WCC urges students to complete GED before new year

When Mack Brown was growing up, jobs seemed to be more prevalent and there wasn't always a premium placed on having a high school diploma. He quit high school in 11th grade and got a job where his father worked,...

Four safe after blaze damages their home

A grandmother and her three grandchildren lost their home Friday when a fire broke out at a residence on Wayne Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. Laura Shamble, of 220 Wayne Ave., was able to guide her grandchildren to safety....

Fourth of July ... Take II

Lemuel Bartlett grills up some hot dogs and hamburgers in the kitchen at Salem United Methodist Church Saturday. The members of the church held their Fourth of July celebration with children's games, food, music and fellowship. Like the church,...

Requests for qualifications are in for Mount Olive Library

A review of the seven design/build teams interested in building the new Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive is expected to get under way this week -- a week ahead of schedule. This past Tuesday at 2 p.m. was...

County pushes for K-8 school

Wayne County commissioners continue to push their vision for a new $30 million K-8 Grantham School even as the Board of Education is asking for a joint meeting "as soon as possible" to discuss school projects. Commission Chairman Steve...

Election filings are open

Four members of the Mount Olive Town Board filed for re-election Friday afternoon during the first day of filing for this November's municipal and sanitary districts in Wayne County. Two candidates, including one incumbent, filed for the Southern Wayne...

Foundation nets record proceeds from tournament

The Wayne Community College Foundation Scholarship Invitational continues to break records, both its own and those of similar events around the state. This year's goal for the annual event was $112,000, said Jack Kannan, Foundation executive director. "We raised $133,000,"...

Longtime W.A. Foster rec leader is honored by former students

Longtime recreation leader James "TC" Coley was recently honored by a group of men who grew up under Coley's tutelage at the W.A. Foster Recreation Center. They came together to dedicate the center's gymnasium to Coley, 81, who oversaw...

County puts end to night meetings

Wayne County commissioners' three-month experiment with evening meetings -- a campaign promise for some of them -- has ended. Arguing that evening meetings would be more convenient for the working public, commissioners in April voted 6-1 to hold their first...

Lecture will cover Battle of Gettysburg

The third lecture in a three-part series on the Battle of Gettysburg will be delivered Tuesday in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. The Foundation of Wayne Community College and The North Carolina Military History Round Table have partnered with...

Carver alumni gather to share fellowship, memories

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ask anyone who attended this weekend's reunion of Carver High School graduates what brings them back year after year and the answer is the same -- celebrating family, community and the values instilled in them by...