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Sunday, December 4, 2005

Photographs of bank robber released

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police officials are optimistic that photographs of a robbery suspect who robbed Peoples National Bank on Thursday will expedite his arrest. As of Saturday night, Mount Olive police were investigating tips and leads from the community, said...

Assistance for heating bills harder to find

The cost of keeping warm has risen over the past year. Some Wayne County people will get some help with their heating bills, but for others it may mean making a choice between food, medication and heat. There are several...

Santa arrives for party in an F-15E

On Christmas Eve, don't be surprised if you hear a sonic boom overhead. Santa Claus is traveling in a new aircraft, one that has a few more horsepower than Rudolph and his reindeer kin. Santa arrived Saturday on Seymour Johnson...

Goldsboro Christmas parade held Saturday

Ricardo Owens of Goldsboro positioned his family in their own front-row seats on Center Street for Saturday afternoon's Golds-boro Christmas parade. Seated in fold-up chairs and huddled under a blanket while wearing hats, gloves, and heavy coats waiting for the...

Pilot recounts recounts plane crash

Only 600 feet above the ground, Kent Larsen of Pikeville could only wait for the inevitable to occur. In the distance, the New Bern Airport runway was awaiting his approach. However, after losing the engine in his Cessna aircraft, Larsen's...

Duplin hopes to have new superintendent by March 31

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County school system should have a new superintendent by March 31. Retiring superintendent Tommy Benson has agreed to stay on and help the new superintendent through the transition. Response to the search committee's advertising has been...

Ceremony will commemorate Battle of Whitehall

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A memorial service commemorating the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of Whitehall will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Whitfield Cemetery on River Street in Seven Springs. The Seven Springs Historical Society has renamed the...

Wayne Memorial Hospital wins awards

Wayne Memorial Hospital has received three gold and three silver awards for excellence in marketing and communications. The "Wallie Awards" were presented during the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society annual conference in Asheville last month. The number of...

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Unattended cooking blamed for house fire

Unattended cooking was blamed Thursday night for a kitchen fire that caused about $25,000 in damages to a home at 305 Lorease Drive near Dudley, fire officials said Friday. "They had left something on the stove, went to do something...

Students to present Choral Showcase Tuesday, Thursday

Wayne County Public Schools' students will ring in the holidays at the annual Choral Showcase, planned for Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The annual holiday showcase began in 2003 with 12 schools participating. This year the showcase has grown to 20...

Student news

Katherine Roethling, a student at St. Mary Catholic School, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. She will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11-17, 2006, to earn high school credit...

Public record

Larceny Sidney Vernon Champion, 30, Fields Drive, Pikeville, was arrested on Friday by investigators Mike Moore and Mike Horstmann from the Goldsboro Police Department and charged with larceny by employee. He is accused of taking money from his former employer....

Military news

Sgt. William Rich, formerly of Wayne County, was awarded the Purple Heart by Lt. Col. Elmontenal C. Allens during a recent ceremony at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Va. Sgt. Rich was injured on Aug. 23 when...

Lost tobacco income subject of workshop in Kenansville

KENANSVILLE -- The public is invited to attend a workshop on how to apply for a grant to help replace lost tobacco income. The workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Duplin County Agricultural Service Center at...

Family Y program gives to families

The Goldsboro Family YMCA is doing its part to ensure families have a special Christmas this year. Since 2000, the Y's Men program has given away more than $37,000 worth of gifts and food at holiday time, said Kriquette Davis,...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Mark William Reynolds, 34, Fayetteville, assault on a female, not guilty. *Kevin Devon Wells, 29, Garner Court, Mount Olive, driving while impaired, 24 months. *Sean Walter O'Brien, 34, Nahunta Road,...

Crime Watch reorganized in Elmore Street area

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Unity Heights Community Crime Watch Association is cleaning up the streets in more ways than one in the Elmore Street area of Mount Olive. Members have been cleaning up litter as part of a new beautification...

Board to pick chairman, vice chairman

Wayne County Commis-sioners will decide upon a new chairman and vice-chairman during Tuesday's board meeting at 9 a.m. in the Commissioner's meeting room of the Wayne County Courthouse Annex. J.D. Evans has been chairman and Atlas Price vice chairman the...