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Sunday, November 11, 2007

National Guard unit gets word on orders to deploy

More than three years ago, members of the National Guard's 230th Brigade Support Battalion were in Iraq assisting the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division. Now, it looks as if they might be going back to the desert. Maj. William Richards,...

A veteran remembers

Don't thank Joe D'Eufemia. The gunner would rather you honor his best friend, Tony, and the 58,000 others who never made it home. Don't ask about those tree-top extractions in the jungle -- at least not unless you are ready...

Would-be robber dies after being hit by truck

A Dudley man accused of stealing from a Selma home died Thursday night after being hit by the homeowner's truck, authorities say. Local prosecutors don't yet know if they will charge the homeowner who says he accidentally hit Cornelius Brown,...

United Way sets sights on final campaign lap

Wayne County United Way is in the final lap of this year's campaign, which ends Dec. 6, but still needs the community's help to cross the finish line. Adopting a racing motif as the theme, officials launched its "Bring It...

Paramedic units work to increase heart attack survival rates

With impressive results being reported by emergency medical officials, doctors and the 65 hospitals participating in a statewide program headed up by Duke University Medical Center to improve cardiac care in North Carolina, both Wayne and Duplin counties' emergency medical...

Auditions planned for 'Portrait' readings

Tryouts will be held this week for an upcoming Wayne County Reads performance slated for Feb. 8 at Wayne Community College. The performance will be titled "A Portrait of a People: A Survey of African American Poetry." The material has...

Weekend of fellowship, fun coming to Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hundreds of alumni are expected to return to their alma mater Nov. 16-18 to participate in Mount Olive College's annual Homecoming Weekend. Festivities will kick off with a business breakfast briefing on Friday at 7:30 a.m. in...

Public record

Investigations *Stevie A. Cox of Carlyle Circle told Goldsboro police somebody wrote a numeral 1 in front of the $10.72 check he wrote at Food Lion, 1322 W. Grantham St. and received $100 back from the bank. Cox said he...

Mount Olive to repave sections of Crest Drive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Residents of Crest Drive who spoke to Town Board members last month about the deteriorating condition of their street will likely be satisfied soon. Board members voted unanimously to pave the 100 and 200 blocks of the...

Churches donate $87,461 to college

MOUNT OLIVE -- An estimated $87,461 in financial gifts were donated to Mount Olive College this past year by Free Will Baptist churches in Wayne County. The Convention of Original Free Will Baptists established Mount Olive College in 1951 as...

While he's at war, family carries on with business of life

It was not the fact that he missed 6-year-old Lyndsay's first day of grade school. It was a little girl without her daddy's hand to hold at the bus stop. It was not the fact that he was at war....

Auditor finds Pikeville's finances in 'solid' shape

An auditor gave the town of Pikeville a glowing financial audit on Monday night. John Anthony of Wilson-based Anthony, Moore & Tabb told the town its general fund balance was healthy at $550,000 at the end of the fiscal year...