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Sunday, January 15, 2006

250 to deploy from Seymour Johnson

Members of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are deploying this month for Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. By the end of January, more than 400 airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will have deployed...

Everett sues to get retirement

The former Goldsboro city attorney is suing the state Local Government Employees' Retirement System over benefits he says he was unfairly denied upon retirement. Harrell Everett filed suit in Wayne County Civil Superior Court last week, asking that a decision...

FBI investigates military record

FBI agents in Raleigh are reviewing allegations that a Wayne County veteran faked portions of his military record, including claiming medals for valor in combat that he might not have earned. Under investigation are medals Preston Garris, 60, claims to...

Turkey houses destroyed in storm

Three turkey houses and several buildings in western Greene County were destroyed after strong winds ripped through the area in the early morning hours on Saturday. Three of six turkey houses on Jimmy Herring's farm near Shine's Crossroads were destroyed,...

Boy Scout council looking for new executive

Tuscarora Council officials say they hope to have a new scout executive by March 1. Former Boy Scout executive Bill Lappin left the council in December after a 21-year tenure serving the Wayne County region. Tuscarora President Jim Daniels said...

McDonald found not guilty on assault charge

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive Town Manager Ray McDonald was found not guilty Friday of assault on a man at a polling place on Election Day. Judge Les Turner also dismissed a charge of communicating threats against McDonald. The charges...

Fathers will escort daughters to fundraiser dance

For the past two years, a father-daughter dance has been held at the Family YMCA to raise funds for the WARM Hearts mentoring program. With family dynamics rapidly changing, the concept has been expanded to include grandfathers, uncles or a...

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...

Wayne County Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Shaun Hayes, 24, Trailridge Lane, Princeton, first-degree trespass, not guilty; injury to personal property, dismissed. *Billy Simpson Herring Jr., 38, Forest Knolls Road, solicitation to commit a sex offense, 62...

Students named to academic lists at WCC

Wayne Community College has honored 225 students for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2005 semester. The college recognizes the students listed below for earning a place on its President's and Dean's Lists. President's List To be named to the...

Student news

Sara Ann Baker, daughter of Robert and Karen Baker of Mount Olive, has been selected to present her senior thesis at the 20th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.The conference typically receives 3,000 applications nationwide. Miss Baker, a senior history...

Officers to be installed at firemen's banquet

New officers of the Wayne County Firemen's Association and its auxiliary will be installed Tuesday night during the group's annual banquet meeting at Lane Tree Golf Club. The annual G. Edgar Summerlin Award will be presented to the fireman of...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Carla Ray Seaberry, 42, East Williamson Street, Mount Olive, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, 30 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation, 24 hours community service, $50 fine and costs (appealed)....

Local officials hope online quiz helpful in pregnancy campaign

The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy will be May 3, and a local task force hopes an online quiz will be helpful in raising awareness and education efforts. Wayne Action Teams for Community Health, or WATCH's Teen Pregnancy Task...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *William Raynor, Seaboard Street, assault on a female, not guilty. *Kevin Michael Newhart, 32, Central Heights Road, larceny, 120 days. *Steven Tyrone Barnes, 27, A Street, intoxicated and disruptive, 20...

Arts Council to offer classes, workshops

The Arts Council of Wayne County will offer the following classes and workshops in February: *How to Work with Acrylics for Beginners, workshop for adults, Ann Humphries, instructor. Students will be introduced to materials and learn about values, colors and...