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Monday, February 11, 2008

Sifting for Clues

Photo submitted Members of the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command team and members of the Cambodian Army work side by side sifting through the dirt collected at one of their recovery sites. The team is searching for the remains...

Will North Carolina's votes matter?

With Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton running neck and neck after Super Tuesday and this weekend's four contests, the electoral battlegrounds have now shifted to the so-called Potomac Primaries in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. on Tuesday....

Winds whip up blazes across region

Brush fires plaguing the state yesterday had some effect on Wayne County as well on Sunday, Fire Marshal Bryan Taylor said. Taylor said there was one fire in the Grantham area that required a N.C. Department of Natural Resources intervention,...

Dropout rate down in county schools

Wayne County Public Schools had 101 fewer dropouts during 2006-2007 than the previous year, according to the annual dropout report just released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Statewide, a total of 23,550 students, or 5.24 percent of students...

Marine's final resting place still a mystery

Fresh off his trip to Cambodia, Cary Turner said last week that while he was glad to be home, he was disappointed to not be coming back with any news about his cousin Joseph Hargrove, who was one of three...

Stone to run for District 5 seat in state Senate

On Thursday, Goldsboro resident Chuck Stone became the seventh candidate to declare his intention to run for retiring state Sen. John Kerr's District 5 seat. Stone, the current director of North Carolinians for Affordable Health Care and a retired administrative...

Radford seeking at-large seat on school board

Educator Eddie Radford is throwing his hat into the ring for the at-large seat on the Wayne County Board of Education. He joins Ven Faulk, who announced earlier this week his intention to campaign for the same seat. It is...

N.C. Department of Justice employee arrested on drug charges

A North Carolina Department of Justice employee and Goldsboro resident has been arrested and charged in Oklahoma City with two counts of drug trafficking. Susan Gail Freeman, of Bennett Road, was working as a secretary in the Legal Services Division...

Neuseway Park event in Kinston on Sunday

KINSTON -- Neuseway Nature Park in Kinston will sponsor "Love the Neuse Day" on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2:30-5 pm. Events will begin at 2:30 with a short film on the Neuse River in the planetarium. At 3, all ages...

Duplin Historical Society honors black veterans

ROSE HILL -- The Duplin County Historical Society observed Black History Month on Feb. 2 by honoring two men for their pioneering careers in the United States military. Sgt. 1st class Gordon A. Humphrey, a retired Army veteran from Kenansville,...

Programs explained at Dillard

Representatives of Wayne School of Engineering and Wayne Early Middle College will describe their programs to parents on Wednesday night at 6 at Dillard Middle School. The School of Engineering is located at Goldsboro High School, opened last year under...

Black history exhibit to open at Waynesborough

A Black History Exhibit will open Friday in the historic Waynesborough Village. The exhibit, first shown by Linda Wilkins-Daniels at the Wayne County Museum in 2007, was requested by the Old Waynesborough Commission as a permanent attraction for the Visitor's...