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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Officials: BRAC decisions a victory

The news has been good so far for North Carolina military bases in general and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in particular, but there is still no reason to sit back and relax just yet, local and state officials said....

New vice commander takes helm

Col. Charles G. "Chuck" Duke, 4th Fighter Wing vice commander at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, is no stranger to North Carolina. In fact, he's back for a second assignment at Seymour Johnson. With a father in the Army, Duke...

22 Wayne murder cases unsolved

Nineteen people have been murdered in the last 10 years in Wayne County, and no one has been charged with the crimes. Three other people were murdered in cases more than 25 years old. And their killers remain at large....

Wilson says he didn't have reason to kill

Leandren Andre Wilson, a first-degree murder defendant, told police investigators and others he did not have a reason to kill Corey Grantham last summer. The revelations came as part of the continuing testimony in the murder case against Wilson. He...

Parkinson's awareness walk set for Sept. 17

Pat Darden found out in her early 40's that she had Parkinson's Disease. She waged war against the debilitating illness for 23 years, until it claimed her life this past February. She was 65. Family and friends provided much support,...

Earl Brinkley shares his vision

Eastern North Carolina can improve its economy by taking advantage of its links to it seaports, says a Duplin County entrepreneur who has spent his career in international business logistics. Earl Brinkley spoke to about 150 people Friday at the...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Kenneth Earl Leach, 50, Stanley Chapel Church Road, Mount Olive, failure to return rental property, not guilty. *Christopher Todd Minchew, 32, Marlin Lane, Pikeville, second-degree trespass and injury to...

Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Jamarcus Donte Lennox, 18, Edgerton Street, breaking and entering, five to six months. *Randy L. Jordan, 51, Hicks Street, Faison, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, 89 days active, 45 days...

Student news

After six years of study and training at the University of Tennessee and Yale University, Melinda Schuessler Harper, Ph. D. has successfully passed her state and national psychology boards and is now a licensed clinical psychologist in North Carolina. She...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Kalp Bryant Chestnut, 62, East Kelly Street, Mount Olive, possession of stolen goods, 120 days suspended (appealed). *Dannil Lee Bell, 40, South Johnson Street, Mount Olive, driving while license revoked,...

News of our military men and women

Nikki Daniel Air Force Airman Nikki Daniel has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies;...