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Thursday, May 15, 2014

State parks four WCPS school buses

Administrative changes, including personnel, are imminent after the Wayne County School District again scored poorly during a follow-up bus inspection earlier this week. Inspectors were in town Monday, marking the fourth time the state conducted a random inspection since...

Lawmakers foresee busy short session

Salary increases for teachers and other state employees, reinstating lottery money for school construction, coal ash ponds and Medicaid reform shared the stage Wednesday with NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees and the usual pomp and circumstance of opening day...

Minister pleads in child porn case

RALEIGH -- A Mount Olive freelance minister faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court Wednesday to receipt of child pornography. Sentencing for Timothy Jack Strickland, 42, is set for Aug. 18. Strickland could...

Board eyes Health Department needs

The Wayne County Health Department building "doesn't even come close" to the quality of facilities in counties of comparable size, several Board of Health members said at a meeting Wednesday. Discussion about a recent tour of Health Departments in...

2014 Relay for Life schedule

This year's Relay for Life will include all sorts of activities, everything from special foods sales to ceremonies to live entertainment. Here's what's on the schedule: Friday: * 4 to 4:30 p.m. -- Margo Smith * 4:30 to 4:45 p.m....

Solid Waste will hold hazardous waste collection day this Saturday

DUDLEY -- The Wayne County Solid Waste Department will hold a household hazardous waste collection day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Landfill. Household hazardous wastes include materials that are: *Corrosive - like oven...