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Monday, October 7, 2013

Construction beginning on new Mount Olive library

Renderings and floor and structural plans have been completed for the new Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. "I am so excited to tell you that we have started construction on the Steele Memorial Library," County Purchasing Manager Noelle...

District makes second shift in staffing

Adjustments are still being made to the Exceptional Children's program in Wayne County Public Schools, with more than a half-dozen teachers recently reassigned to accommodate the enrollment numbers at several schools. This is not the first shift in the...

County to study details of plan for jail

Wayne County commissioners are seeking proposals for a feasibility study to convert the former Wayne Correctional Center to house the Sheriff's Office and county jail. Also, part of the study is a review of the use of the existing...

Base personnel called back

Roughly 200 civilian members of the 4th Fighter Wing and 180 of their Reserve counterparts are "back in business." Less than a week after more than 70 percent of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's non-uniformed work force was told...

More need in county

The reasons vary -- loss of a job, a cut in hours, a glitch in the food stamp system, on a fixed income -- but the result is the same, more people in Wayne County are hungry and need food....

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair daily winners

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Daily Winners Friday, Oct. 4 Vocational Competition Science 1st -- Southern Wayne High School 2nd -- Eastern Wayne High School Cheerleading Contest Middle School 1st -- Woodington Middle 2nd -- EB Frink Middle 3rd -- Greenwood...

Grantham Grange honored by state

Grantham Grange won several honors during the N.C. State Grange's annual convention held Sept. 19-21 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte. It won first place in Legislative Affairs and for Grange Month that was held in April....

Former librarian works to advance national conversation about women and ag

Mount Olive native Shorlette Ammons said she is excited at the prospect of participating in a program that could influence national policy on agriculture. Ms. Ammons, coordinator for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems' Community-Based Food Systems Outreach near...