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Monday, August 14, 2006

Armed hostage-taking ends in arrest

A kidnapping and hostage-taking ended peacefully Sunday morning when Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders and a deputy took a handgun away from a man who had held two women at gunpoint. Shortly after 8 a.m., deputies were called to 1320...

Parking violators must now fix signs

More than a month after receiving a warning letter from the city, time has expired for 450 local businesses with invalid handicapped parking signs, officials said. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said most of those warned had no idea they...

Mount Olive ranked among best educational bargains

MOUNT OLIVE -- The 2005 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Annual Report is out and by all measures Mount Olive College, with its six locations in eastern North Carolina, is still one of the best bargains in higher education....

Public records

Store theft An unidentified man entered the Friendly Mart on the 300 block of U.S. 13 South at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and stole about $160 from the cash register. Employee Kimberly Honnold told Wayne County Sheriff's deputies that the...

13 earn law enforcement certification at Wayne Community

Wayne Community College graduated its 48th Basic Law Enforcement Training Class during ceremonies recently. The 13 cadets who completed the college's academy received certificates to work as sworn law enforcement officers in North Carolina. Certificates were conferred on Steven Lassiter,...

AF Reserve Band plans shows in area

The Band of the Air Force Reserve has verified its fall schedule, which includes a number of shows on and off Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Many of the performances will feature the Blue Notes, which blends jazz, blues, Latin...

OPINION ... Prepostorous!

Some of the most preposterous notions can come from -- of all places -- academia. A group of professors, including one from our own East Carolina University, has come up with the idea that the Twin Towers were not destroyed...

MS bike tour September 8-10

NEW BERN -- The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its 18th Annual MS 150 Bike Tour Sept. 8-10 in New Bern. The 2005 event raised more than $1 million for research and treatment....

Duplin school employees to celebrate

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin school superintendent Wiley Dobey is planning a party Friday for all school employees. The celebration starts at 9 a.m. in the Kenan Auditorium. Students start classes Aug. 25. North Duplin Junior-Senior High School will hold orientation at...