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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Special session possible to talk roads

With legislators home from Raleigh only three weeks, the legislative rumor mill has already begun speculating whether Gov. Mike Easley will call the General Assembly back this fall for a special session to focus on transportation issues. "I've just...

Days of Caring links Wayne County volunteers to charities

Local charitable groups have made their "to-do" lists, and volunteers are now needed to make those wishes come true during the 2007 Days of Caring. Days of Caring is a county-wide effort to help local nonprofit agencies, sponsored by United...

Being there for families while airmen overseas

Cindy Hartsfield has been there. She, too, was once a single parent. "It was hard -- especially with a 6-month-old," she said. "He wasn't sleeping through the night, even though you would expect him to." But her dual-role as mother...

Cherry hospital extends doctor's inquiry

The decision on whether an acting medical director at Cherry Hospital will keep his job despite an 18-year-old felony conviction will wait a few more weeks, state officials say. An investigatory leave concerning Dr. Robert C. Owens, 53, of Hardingwood...

Local club raising money to fight sickle cell

Jewel Frazier remembers her friend Dolly Fields' daughter, a young 20-something who lost her life to sickle cell anemia years ago. That's part of the reason she and others gathered Saturday for the Goldsboro Epicurean Civic Club's annual Sickle Cell...

Kriquette Davis to be featured in Redbook

Kriquette Davis, associate director of the Family Y, has parlayed a tragedy into a means for encouraging others -- and now she is going to be featured in a national magazine. When friend Karen Crawford died at the hands of...

Butcher shop manager charged with drugs

The manager of Country Butcher Shop in Wayne County and an employee were arrested this week on drug charges by agents of the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation and Lenoir County Sheriff's Office. David Earl Daw Jr., the manager of...

Norwayne alumni to hold 35th reunion

Norwayne Alumni & Friends will hold its 35th reunion Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Activities will begin with a social at 7 p.m. Friday at the alumni Community Center at 106 E. Branch Street in Fremont. On Saturday,...

Storm chaser to speak at MOC

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE -- A renowned storm chaser will speak at Mount Olive College next month on strategies needed to create disaster resilient communities. Dr. Eddy Weiss, an emergency management expert, will speak Sept. 4 at 7 p.m....

Clarification

A story in Friday’s edition about former state Highway Patrol officer Darien Smith indicated he had been expected to sign a guilty plea to a DWI charge in Wayne County court before the case was dismissed. The type of...