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Thursday, March 9, 2006

Stepfather gets life for 14-year-old's murder

A stepfather was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the rape and murder of his 14-year-old stepdaughter last year. Roger Lamonte Sutton, 33, of Hinnant Road, Pikeville, pleaded guilty to both charges in Wayne County Sup-erior Court. He said...

Community building plan gets first look

When the Goldsboro Community Building burned down in May 2004, some residents said they wanted to see the structure rebuilt. A committee of local volunteers and officeholders gathered Wednesday at City Hall to start planning to make that possibility a...

Farmers will wait to plant corn crop

Wayne County farmers likely will wait a few more weeks before planting corn despite recent warmer than usual temperatures. Corn is usually the first crop planted in eastern North Carolina, but dry weather has led many farmers to consider waiting...

Duplin targets stopping youth gangs

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County lawmen say gangs are trying to recruit young people across the county and the Sheriff's Office has applied for a $100,000 state grant to attack the problem. Capt. Timmy Jones said investigators have seen signs of...

More volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels

The WAGES Meals on Wheels program is seeking volunteers for its routes in Goldsboro and throughout the county, coordinator Andrea Bone said. The program serves lunch five days a week to about 300 homebound residents in the county. Routes take...

Site connects shelter with families who want new pet

Looking for a new pet but don't want to brave the rows of heart-breaking faces at the Wayne County Animal Shelter? Now, potential adoptive families only have to turn on their computers to find out about the animals available at...

Public records

Two hurt in wreck Two people were injured, two vehicles were destroyed and damages were estimated at $12,000 in three recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, the Highway Patrol reported. *A car was demolished in a wreck at 11:50 a.m....

Strongmen to visit schools

A group of former athletes will visit Wayne County next week delivering motivational messages to students in 10 public schools. The John Jacobs "Power Force," formerly the John Jacobs Power Team, will use their muscles to help strengthen the minds...

Schools dismiss early Wednesday

Students in the Wayne County Public Schools will be dismissed early Wednesday, March 15, in order for teachers to attend staff development workshops. Dismissal times will range from 12:15 to 1:35 p.m. Questions should be directed to individual schools....