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Monday, August 26, 2013

Salvation Army pantry in need of food items for needy

The Salvation Army is turning away hungry people because its shelves are bare. Salvation Army commander Lt. Kenny Igleheart said the pantry only has green beans -- not enough to feed a family or anyone. "We're in drastic need of...

Phone scams swindle citizens

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has seen a recent spike in the number of reported telephone scams, which dupe Wayne County citizens out of hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars. The calls are coming from area codes ranging from Washington,...

New group plans new 'get healthy' initiative

Go, Wayne, Go. Part cheer, part mantra, the grassroots initiative is designed to get county residents moving toward a healthier lifestyle. And it only takes a few minor changes, Wayne County Health Director Davin Madden said. "We talked about moving...

Ready, set, learn

Jada Higdon couldn't wait to ride the bus for her first day of school. "She woke us up -- 'Time for school!' -- at 5:30 in the morning," her mom, Sherry Higdon, said. At 7:03, the bus arrived and...

Alumni of former Norwayne High to hold weekend reunion

On Labor Day Weekend, high school graduates from Norwayne High School, Fremont Colored School, Friendship School, Pikeville Training School, along with relatives and friends, will gather for their 41st school reunion. Activities will begin with a meet and greet...

Immigration reform march

Advocates of immigration reform held a march and rally Sunday to bring attention to the issue. The group of about 200 people included labor groups, human rights advocates and others, who called on the state's lawmakers to take a...

Single-vehicle accident

Firefighters from Belfast, Patetown and Goldsboro fire departments responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 117 North near Airport Road at about 8 a.m. Sunday. The driver, Ralph Eugene Myers, 44,  909 S. Chestnut St., was trapped in his...