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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wayne Memorial Hospital to increase rates by 8.5 percent

Wayne Memorial Hospital's budget for 2008 will increase by $8 million, a 4.5 percent increase, officials announced this week. The proposed rate increase recommended for patient bills is 8.5 percent. The $188 million expense budget was put before the board...

Three men killed in Duplin wreck identified

A single vehicle accident that resulted in the deaths of three men in Duplin County Monday is still under investigation authorities say. So far, State Trooper A.B. Duff said, no charges have been filed in the wreck that occurred at...

Officials look for someone to charge in 18-year-old crime

It was an unusual case: Dwayne Allen Dail's DNA exonerated him in August, letting him walk out of a Wayne County courtroom free. All that is left to do now is to figure out who really did rape a 12-year-old...

'Days of Caring' begins Friday at courthouse

Friday will kick off the 14th Annual Days of Caring across Wayne County. The week-long campaign will begin with a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on the steps of the county courthouse. Jimmie Ford, this year's United Way campaign chairman, will...

Northern Wayne economic study released

PIKEVILLE -- Long feeling ignored and overlooked by the rest of the county, residents and officials from Fremont, Pikeville and Eureka are hoping that by banding together, they can bring not only some attention to northern Wayne County, but also...

225 acres in Duplin burned

An illegal burn is being investigated as the potential cause of a Duplin County wildfire that burned 225 acres Tuesday afternoon. Beginning at about 4 p.m., more than 200 firefighters from 20 units from Duplin, Wayne and Sampson counties responded...

Fremont, Pikeville, Eureka urged to work together

PIKEVILLE -- Told that in order to grow and create economic development opportunities for themselves, Fremont, Pikeville and Eureka are going to have to work together, town officials and residents seemed eager to get started Tuesday night after hearing the...

Two firefighters injured in Indian Springs house fire

INDIAN SPRINGS -- Two firefighters sustained minor injuries Tuesday afternoon fighting a fire that destroyed a couple's Indian Springs home, authorities say. Homeowners Steven and Rebecca Willis, of 104 Jordan Elizabeth Court, weren't home at the time of the fire,...

Shooting victim is identified

Police say they have identified a 21-year-old man found dead of gunfire on Monday night in the Courtyard Circle apartment complex. Goldsboro Police Investigator Dave Cloutier said murder victim Rakeem Jeffery, 21, was from New Jersey. Police have no suspects...

Free HIV testing Friday

A statewide public health campaign to encourage people to get tested for HIV will be coming to Wayne County on Friday evening. The free event, "Get Real, Get Tested," will be held Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the...