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Sunday, August 25, 2013

WCPS revamps bus inspection procedures

The Wayne County Public School system has tightened its bus inspection program in the wake of a state report that was critical of its inspection record over the past two years. "The schools' transportation department is monitoring safety inspections...

Elvis helps kick off United Way fundraising effort

The sounds of rockabilly, bluegrass and country music filled the Paramount Theatre on Friday night as United Way of Wayne County kicked off its annual campaign with an Elvis tribute concert that also featured local musicians the Malpass Brothers...

Finishing up as MOC's new year begins

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College held its 60th summer graduation Saturday at the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena, celebrating the end of one phase in life and the beginning of the next for the nearly 200 graduates....

Helping hands abound during Days of Caring

As you pass by their kennels, the dogs wag their tales, bark for attention and give you the sad puppy dog eyes begging you to take them home. Some will be lucky enough to find a new owner, while...

County makes new plan for health

An organization's strategic plan is like a road map, a way to set goals and focus on areas that can be improved upon, says Wayne County Health Director Davin Madden. The county Board of Health recently approved its plan,...

Taking her last orders: Gaynell Brock closing Southern Belle

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hugs and well wishes, some served up with tears, have been a steady diet at the Southern Belle restaurant since operator Gaynell Brock announced her retirement. A part of the community since 1962, Sept. 1 will...

County reports 2 rabies cases

A Wayne County man is undergoing rabies shots after a rabid kitten, which he found as a stray several weeks ago, bit him on the hand. Another local resident had to have his three pet dogs euthanized after they...

Legislative wrap-up breakfast planned

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will hold a legislative wrap-up breakfast, on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Lane Tree Golf Club. All five members of the county's delegation to the General Assembly are expected to attend: Sens. Louis...

City trying to sell property on Wayne Memorial

City-owned property along Wayne Memorial Drive, bought for the purpose of building a civic center, is up for sale although it is not listed with any Realtors, city officials said. The city has placed signs on the nearly 18-acre...

Financial literacy is focus of new effort

The United Way of Wayne County will introduce its new financial literacy initiative, Bank On Wayne, at a breakfast at Lane Tree Golf Club on Tuesday morning. The program, expected to begin in January, aims at expanding the number...