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Monday, September 12, 2005

Waiting on Ophelia

Associated Press Waves crash onto Atlantic Beach at Sportsman's Pier as Hurricane Ophelia sits 200 miles off the coast of the Carolinas Sunday. Forecasters are not exactly sure what the storm will do, but say it is moving slowly....

Fickle Ophelia hangs off N.C. coast

WILMINGTON — Coastal residents took precautions as Hurricane Ophelia sat nearly stationary off the coast on Monday, its outer bands of rain not quite reaching land. The devastation caused elsewhere by Hurricane Katrina was on the mind of Steve...

Prayers, supplies sent to evacuees

The devastation of Hurricane Katrina is a tragedy, but it also is an opportunity for people of faith "to show their Christian love," said the Rev. Dr. William Barber at a prayer service Sunday evening at Rebuilding Broken Places community...

Waiting and wondering what Katrina wrought

An Air Force family who evacuated their home in Mississippi have found safe haven with family in Goldsboro. Tech Sgt. Miquel Lifsey and his wife, Tonisa, are no stranger to hurricanes. The U.S. Air Force has taken the couple to...

Students from affected states enrolling here

Several students evacuated from the Gulf Coast states hit recently by Hurricane Katrina have already enrolled in Wayne County Public Schools, with more expected, officials said. Olivia Pierce, executive director for community relations, said on Friday it will be hard...

Driver in crash with tobacco trailer dies

A women whose sport utility vehicle was struck by a runaway tobacco trailer Friday on Drummersville Road near Daly Chapel Road has died. Malena Aubrey Schimmel, 30, of 318 Drummersville Road, Seven Springs, suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to...

Hunt on for man who shot Rose Hill policeman

ROSE HILL -- The State Bureau of Investigation is looking for a man who shot a Rose Hill police officer Saturday night. Patrol officer Mitchell Anderson was released Sunday from Pitt Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for wounds sustained...

Public records

Mobile home fire A mobile home at 211 Mobile Circle, Dudley, was destroyed Sunday night in a fire of undetermined causes, officials said. The home was used by the owner, Robert Boyer of Pennsylvania, as a summer home, Arrington Volunteer...

Historical Association marks 50th

Members of the Wayne County Historical Association gave residents and history buffs a chance to look back to where they came from Sunday as part of the group's 50th anniverary celebration. About 75 people filed through the group's museum and...

Base evacuates fighters in advance of storm

The 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is evacuating 36 to 41 jets because of Hurricane Ophelia, said Capt. Allen Herritage of the base Public Affairs office. Herritage said officials are expecting winds of up to 50...