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Friday, August 15, 2008

Wayne County says 'no' to state's proposal for secondary road work

Wayne County does not plan to get into the road business, and a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley allowing voluntary county participation in secondary road work is simply a "bad idea," County Manager Lee Smith...

New 4th Fighter Wing commander named

From Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Col. Mark Kelly got the news -- the F-15E pilot has been named the next 4th Fighter Wing commander. Colonel Mark Kelly Air Force officials released their selection shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday, and within...

Upper Neuse Riverkeeper resigns

Dean Naujoks, the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper, announced last week that he has resigned his position effective Aug. 1, according to a letter released on the Neuse River Foundation's Web site. The Neuse Riverkeeper program, which has been in existence...

Dudley man charged with trafficking in heroin

A Dudley man has been charged with trafficking in heroin, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Lorenza Peacock, 24, of Old Mount Olive Highway, Dudley, was free this morning under $20,000 secured bond after being arrested during a...

Open houses set for next week at most Wayne County schools

Open houses, signaling the start of a new school year in Wayne County Public Schools, will be Wednesday and Thursday nights. First day of classes will be Monday, Aug. 25. Two schools in the district, however -- Wayne School...

Public record

Woman tied up with phone cord Arika Jones of West Hooks River Road told police a black man she does not know entered her home and pointed a handgun at her while she was in bed early on Thursday morning....