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Umpqua Community College will increase its nursing program from 48 students to 64 students, according to President Debra Thatcher's report, which she will provide to the college's board of directors at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

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Each year, on the first Friday in October, we celebrate Manufacturing Day. Some industry leaders have expanded this celebration of modern manufacturing careers to last throughout October, and Douglas County Partners for Student Success followed that lead throughout the past month.

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Lisa Austin will host a Baby 101 workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at CHI Mercy Health's Conference Room A/B on 2700 NW Stewart Parkway.

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Roseburg voters do not support combining the two Roseburg middle schools but are in favor of upgrading safety features throughout the district, according to results of the community survey presented Monday to the Roseburg school board during a work session.

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It has been years in the making and described as one of the biggest economic, educational and cultural projects to come along in recent memory not just for Douglas County, but all of Southern Oregon.

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WINCHESTER — As a teacher, Ann Carey noticed that early elementary school students often struggled to transition into school life, and when she was studying for a degree in social work a couple of years ago, she decided to find a way to change that.

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A surgical robot at CHI Mercy Health will from now on be known as Merci, after the robotics surgical team selected fourth grader Halle Goodman’s name in the “Name the Robot” contest as the winner.

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TRI CITY — As the sun went down Tuesday, the South Umpqua High School cafeteria filled with Spider-Men, Supermen, the DJ Marshmello, a dinosaur, a fox and various other creations, for a Family Fright Night organized by the National Honor Society.