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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Composer honored by Wayne Community College Foundation

Velton Ray Bunch gave an Emmy award-winning performance to his hometown crowd Saturday night in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. For more than two hours, he demonstrated, often without words, why his talent has been recognized in Hollywood...

Tornado strikes

A tornado crossing northwestern Wayne County ripped the roof off a modular home Saturday afternoon and left the family that was hiding in the master bedroom closet homeless. The funnel cloud, reported moving northwest across Johnson and Wayne counties...

Former President Clinton campaigns in Goldsboro

Back in 1992, Bill Clinton, then a presidential candidate, made a stop in Goldsboro to meet with local members of the Democratic Party. He ended up at Wilber's Barbecue, and months later was elected as the nation's 42nd commander in...

Two new shots required for school this fall

Changes to the state's immunization rules will require a number of children and teens to be vaccinated before the start of the next school year. A booster dose of Tdap -- tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis -- vaccine will be required for three age...

DuPont expansion in Kinston could help region

As county officials and economic developers across eastern North Carolina look for ways to grow and attract new industrial opportunities in fields like bio-technology, one company is, in a sense, returning to its roots. After 55 years in Kinston...

Firefighters to hold benefit for 3-year-old

From staff reports Thoroughfare Fire Depart-ment Assistant Chief Brandon Jones read a story about a 3-year-old son of an Asheville firefighter suffering from a rare form of leukemia and knew he had to do something. So he decided to rely...

Mayor to deliver State of the City address

From staff reports For the first time, Mayor Al King will deliver a State of the City Address to discuss where the city has been and where it is going. Although the address isn't going to be a live presentation,...

Duplin says no to land for plant

Faced with the prospect of a poultry litter-burning power plant being built in their neighborhoods, Duplin County residents in and around Warsaw have spent the last few months speaking out in opposition. Their concerns are focused on the effects...

Fire Departments plan Safety Day on Saturday

From staff reports Hoping to improve safety in Wayne County, eight fire departments and the county Sheriff's Office are coming together on April 19 to host a Safety Saturday in the parking lot of the Food Lion in the Five...

Death penalty forum at St. Mary Church on Monday

St. Mary Catholic Church in Goldsboro will host an open community forum on the death penalty on Monday at 7 p.m. Speakers at the forum include Stephen Dear, executive director of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, and Amanda...