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Thursday, April 7, 2005

Two men will face death penalty

Two men will face the death penalty if convicted of murdering a man and a woman on New Year's Day 2004 as the man's 7-year-old daughter watched from a closet. Assistant District Attorney Claud Ferguson announced in Wayne County Superior...

Arrest made in Fremont stabbing

FREMONT -- Two people were stabbed Tuesday on Union Grove Church Road, and a man was arrested Wednesday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with the assault. The victims -- Teresa Blackmon McCallister, 41, and Michael Carl Collier,...

Goldsboro man gets life on drug offenses

GREENVILLE -- A 60-year-old Goldsboro man has been sentenced to life, plus 50 years, without the possibility of parole, in federal prison after being convicted by a jury of numerous drug offenses. Jack Earl Best of South Herman Street was...

Commissioners put education policy in writing

The Wayne County Board of Commissio-ners have put their commitment to education, and their role in helping provide a good education to public school students, in writing. The commissioners approved a stated public education policy on Tuesday. The document recognizes...

Krispy Kreme to open new shop in May

If you want your Krispy Kreme doughnuts fresh and hot you'd better act fast. Krispy Kreme is closing its shop at 2601 E. Ash St. at noon on Tuesday. A new Krispy Kreme shop under construction next door will open...

Construction starts on MOC building project

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heavy equipment rolled onto the Mount Olive College campus this week to begin construction on the most ambitious building project in the college's 54-year history. Construction bids were opened at the end of January for the Communications...

Public record

Man gets ride atop car hood After a LaGrange man end up atop the hood of a Goldsboro woman's car for a two-block ride Wednesday night, Wayne County deputies had to sort out how it happened. Jeffrey Lynn Carter, 37,...

Duplin killer considered for parole after 23 years

A Duplin county man is being considered for parole from prison after being convicted in 1982 of killing a woman. Clarence Sheldon Howard, 67, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Inez Jernigan, 53, who lived on N.C....

Driver said fog, sun obscured school bus

The driver of a car that hit a school bus Wednesday morning reportedly never saw it, due to a foggy windshield. Amanda Sue Thigpen, 18, of Nahunta Road, told the N.C. Highway Patrol that she was trying to clear her...

Child abuse vigil Friday

KENANSVILLE -- A candlelight vigil for victims of child abuse that was postponed because of rain will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Kenansville Park. Sarah's Refuge, a shelter for battered women and children, is sponsoring the vigil. The...

'Amnesty Day' at landfill gives residents chance to toss trash

Wayne County residents can tackle some clean-up tasks later this month, and save some money at the same time. The county commissioners have declared Saturday, April 30, as "Amnesty Day" at the county landfill on South Landfill Road. From 8...