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Friday, August 26, 2005

Skydiving bride

Photo submitted Members of the skydiving bride's wedding party are, front row from left, bridesmaids Heather Gurley of Pikeville and Michelle Martinez of Kinston, Melissa Kearney, the bride-to-be, and Janice Hatch of Goldsboro, Ms. Kearney's aunt. On the back...

Ex-inmate says Wilson told him about shots

A former Wayne County Jail inmate says first-degree murder defendant Leandren Andre Wilson told him about last summer's shooting of Corey Levon Grantham near a Goldsboro nightclub. Mitchell Percell testified Thursday in Wayne County Superior Court that Wilson said he...

District shows 319 increase in enrollment

Wayne County Public Schools opened its doors for a new school year on Thursday, with early figures showing an increase of 319 students as compared to the first day for the 2004-05 school year. The numbers continue to rise in...

Bride decided to take the plunge ... literally

One might say that Melissa Kearney has taken the adage about falling head over heels a little too literally. The bride-to-be even took others on a "flying leap" recently after deciding to go skydiving for her bachelorette party. It was...

Mount Olive College to add new location in Beaufort

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College officials announced the school will open its sixth location in October. Mount Olive College already has existing locations in Mount Olive, on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, New Bern, Wilmington, and Research Triangle Park...

Mount Olive board to discuss zoning that may be for Wal-Mart

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 to discuss zoning land behind the Southern Belle Motel, which is now labeled agricultural residential, and changing its designation to heavy commercial district. Mount Olive...

Public records

House fire A neighborly deed turned bad Thursday night and led to a kitchen fire that caused about $60,000 in damages to a home at 2005 Glenhaven Lane, a fire official said. Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Langston said a neighbor...

Jones to speak at Legion

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) will speak Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Post 11 American Legion building. The building is located on Highway 117 South. Representatives of veterans groups are invited. The meeting also is open to...

Birthday party recognizes patient advocate

What started out as a few friends taking their pennies to a benefit birthday dinner has turned into a big fundraiser to help local cancer patients. Four years ago, Helen Harwood, patient advocate at the Southeastern Medical Oncology Center, was...