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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Financial literacy program unveiled

The United Way of Wayne County introduced its new financial literacy initiative to a gathering of about 50 people Tuesday at the Lane Tree Golf Club, including representatives from area banks and non-profit service organizations. The program, expected to...

New rules poised to take effect for registration, vehicle taxes

Wayne County could gain several million dollars in tax revenue as the result of a new state law requiring that vehicle property taxes be paid at the same time someone renews a vehicle's registration. Beginning Monday, the new Tag...

Numbers are in for first days of school

A districtwide Internet outage and busing issues marred an otherwise smooth opening to a new school year for Wayne County Public Schools. The bulk of students on the traditional calendar returned to class on Monday. Three schools were already in...

Incentive grants to help downtown businesses

Matchbox, a wood-fired pizza restaurant and oyster bar from the same owners as the Brown Bag Cafe on Patetown Road, is expected to open on John Street in the next six to eight weeks after construction delays held up...

Patrols to keep eyes on drivers

State and local law enforcement officers will be on the lookout this weekend -- and have been since Aug. 16 -- to make sure drivers are following the rules and easing off the accelerator. The Governor's Highway Safety Program...

Crime of the Week

On Aug. 18, a representative of Cox-Edwards Co. Inc., located at 1205 Parkway Drive, discovered a break-in that had occurred at the business between the dates of Aug. 16 and Aug. 18. The following items were reported stolen: •...

Literacy Connections starts fall schedule for adult readers

Literacy Connections of Wayne County has started a new learning schedule for adult readers for the fall. Adult beginning readers and need to review the alphabet, may attend small group classes from 9-10 a.m. or 5-6 p.m. on Mondays...

Keen elected to serve on state commissioners association board

Wayne County Commission Chairman Steve Keen has been elected to a two-year term on the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners board of directors. Keen, who was elected during the Association's 106th annual conference held Aug. 22-25 in Guilford...

Wanted: robot wranglers

Electric motors hum, and spinning wheels rev to speed. "All clear" The "bat" rears back and snaps. SCHWUuck. The Frisbee shoots forward spinning rapidly and floating on a column of air. As the plastic disc comes to rest 30...