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Sunday, January 23, 2005

Old roads a path to past

The old trails and paths that wind through North Carolina could provide a deeper understanding of the state's heritage and history than some written records. That's what members of the Old Dobbs County Genealogical So-ciety learned Sat-urday, when Tom Manguson...

Duplin hospital readies 50-year fete

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin General Hospital is at the threshold of a celebration, the kind that a half-century of history makes possible. A committee has been working for nearly a year planning a day-long celebration of the hospital's 50th anniversary to...

Upcoming dance night envisioned as way of promoting family values

Seeing daddies dance with their little girls is a beautiful sight, says Vanessa Spiron, director of the Family Y's WARM Hearts mentor program. She said last year's Father-Daughter Dance was an amazing event and that she hopes this year's will...

LaGrange police look for possible witnesses, clues in fatal shooting

LAGRANGE -- "We're still following several leads," LaGrange Police Chief John Sullivan said late Friday about the investigation of last week's fatal shooting of a self-employed businessman. Sullivan said no arrests have been made. The body of the victim, 49-year-old...

Another crash occurs at accident-prone location

For the third time in five days, the Highway Patrol investigated a traffic collision at U.S. 70 and Beston Road, just east of Walnut Creek. On Friday, it involved one of their own. The administrative assistant in the patrol's Wayne...

Mount Olive College's Rendall makes presentation

MOUNT OLIVE -- David Rendall, assistant professor of management and organizational development at Mount Olive College, recently presented a session at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's Nonprofit Institute. He spoke about the topic of social enterprise, which is a revenue generation...

James Sprunt gets nurses program grant

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College has received a $151,806 grant for its new evening and weekend Associate Degree Nursing Transition program from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem. The program, which began last fall, is targeted to...

Public record

Officer dragged after stop A Goldsboro police officer had minor injuries after a traffic stop Friday afternoon. After stopping Marcus Derrell Whitfield around 2 p.m., Police Officer Dave Cloutier asked Whitfield to get out of the car, according to official...