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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Officers: 16 gangs counted in Wayne

A bloody showdown that erupted between a Hispanic gang and another man in a local store's parking lot in December confirmed for many residents what law enforcement officials already knew. Gangs, especially the often violent and ruthless Hispanic gangs, are...

Grants will target gangs

Local law enforcement officials and state officials are stepping up their efforts to drive gangs who commit crimes out of North Carolina. The Governor's Crime Commission awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to 19 law enforcement agencies to prevent...

Senators preparing for session opening

With the 2007 legislative session starting Wednesday, Wayne County's two state senators are taking fairly opposite views of how the next six to seven months are likely to go. From the perspective of Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, things are looking...

WCPS works to provide tutoring options

School officials say they are providing tutoring services year-round as needed for students. Under the gun to improve standardized test scores, school systems tapping into Title I funds are required to offer supplemental education service programs, also referred to as...

Airman gets time in jail in rape case

A U.S. Air Force aircraft mechanic was sentenced to serve more than seven years in prison this week for allegedly raping his wife before and after he was deployed to Iraq. Staff Sgt. Howard Sandres, 34, was convicted by a...

Council members not ready to commit

November is still nearly a year away and it shows. With less than six months until a decision must be made, some members of the Goldsboro City Council say they are still not ready to commit to a campaign for...

Duplin schools target improving test scores

The push toward raising Duplin County's test scores continued last week as assistant superintendent Dr. Randall Shaver introduced several initiatives designed to help make sure students are learning their material before they take the North Carolina ABCs of Public Education...

Public record

Man gets probation in traffic death A Seven Springs man was sentenced to probation for the fatal death of a Mount Olive who died after a head-on collision in February. Angelico Reyes Cruz, 31, of Billy Price Road, Seven Springs,...