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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Man gets 95 years for assaults on women

Marsha Williams testified "she didn't think she mattered" -- which is why she didn't call police when Rodney Levon Williams beat her to the ground, kicked her in the ribs and tried to strangle her. A Wayne County jury...

Mount Olive police seize heroin

MOUNT OLIVE - A traffic stop early Thursday morning resulted in an unexpected arrest, as the driver of a 2000 Dodge truck was found to be under the influence of alcohol and in possession of roughly 62 grams of "suspected"...

Author to visit Wayne on Monday

Wayne Community College student Shelia Grimes is sure she would not be reading "Blood Done Sign My Name" if she hadn't returned to school at age 65. It's hard to stop reading the book, which is required reading in one...

MOC students lead drive to send supplies to troops

MOUNT OLIVE -- A younger Jessica Whitley had little understanding of the war on terrorism playing out in the Middle East. Now 20, the Mount Olive College student had just reached high school by the time the invasion of...

Annual interfaith breakfast held

More than 100 people from around the city, county and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gathered Friday morning for breakfast -- and to talk about faith's role in their community's future. Goldsboro Community Affairs Commission and Wayne County sponsored the...

Two from Wayne named to leadership roles in emergency service

James B. Brewer of Goldsboro has accepted a captain's commission with the North Carolina Emergency Reserves. CPT Brewer will serve as the new Operations Officer for the NCER 38th RGT. He was officially sworn in at the January drill in...

Land use forum Tuesday

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials want to know what residents and business owners want to see when it comes to land use in their community. Mount Olive will have a land use forum Tuesday at 6 p.m....

Duplin gets high marks on audit

After listening to the 2006-07 audit report and hearing County Manager Mike Aldridge's "state of the county" presentation this past week, most of the Duplin County commissioners were inclined to agree with his assessment that things are "stable." "It's...