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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Once a Russian orphan, airman now thankful for America's blessings

Svetlana Kuhns will not be the little girl in a Russian orphanage waiting for a new mother and father. She will never be forced to endure a winter of sub-zero temperatures in a poor farming community near Savkovo. She will...

Jesse Helms remembered as responsive to people's needs

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor Longtime U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms wasn't from Wayne County, but, said many local residents and officials, that didn't stop him from caring about Goldsboro and the problems of the people who live here. It...

Star James Kenan football player murdered

WARSAW -- For the second time in as many months, a shooting at an apartment complex has claimed an innocent life. Derrick Barden, 18, died shortly after midnight Thursday morning after been struck by a bullet fired by a...

Local officials and residents watching annexation with wary eyes

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor State lawmakers took another step toward delaying involuntary annexations in North Carolina -- and possibly in Wayne County -- Wednesday as the House approved a plan to temporarily freeze cities' and towns' ability to...

Carver High School alumni hold annual reunion in Mount Olive

The missing yearbook of Carver High School in 1968 may have been an omen -- after all, just two years later the high school would close. But the Class of '68 has its yearbook now, and the Carver alum...

Dave McClenny and other World War II airmen honored in Brussels

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor The monument, a six-foot tall stone stele, stands in the median of a Belgian highway. On it, inscribed in gold letters set in a red granite slab, are the names of 10 men and...

Obama supporter traveling state to hawk wares

"Is the poster for sale?" a motorcyclist shouted at Mohammed Rashid Wednesday afternoon as he was setting up his booth hawking Barack Obama items at the busy Spence Avenue and East Ash Street intersection. Rashid's response was drowned out...

Applications currently accepted for More at Four program

From staff reports The Partnership for Children of Wayne County is currently accepting More at Four applications for this school year. The free state-funded pre-kindergarten initiative designed to prepare eligible at-risk four-year-old children for success in school. Classrooms are located...

Duplin County school funding talks continue

KENANSVILLE -- Mediation continues between county commissioners and the school board as they attempt to resolve a dispute over the level of local school funding. The private meetings between the two groups representing commissioners and the school board will...

Proposed banquet hall on City Council agenda Monday

Cid Yow will likely know Monday night if he can proceed with his plan to turn a former nightclub on Corporate Drive into a banquet hall, bingo hall and indoor/outdoor flea market. The conditional use permit requested by the...