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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Whooping cough outbreak concerns county health officials

A recent outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in Duplin County, has prompted Health Director James Roosen to issue an advisory to the public. According to reports, more than 30 people have become ill, with some of the Duplin...

Slocumb Street shooting sends clerk to hospital

A shooting just before midnight at Brookside Conven-ient Mart on South Slocumb Street severely injured a store clerk, police say. Ribih Mohammed Kan-deel, whose date of birth was unknown, was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital after the shooting. A...

Rebuilding Broken Places receives grant for after-school programs

Rebuilding Broken Places has received an $80,500 grant to provide after-school services to Wayne County students for the coming year, with the option to renew for up to two additional years. The Support Our Students, or SOS, grant, came...

Public record

Man cut with beer bottle Ricardo Martinez of North Jackson Street was seriously injured on South George Street early Sunday morning after reportedly trying to help his brother fight with strangers, police said. Martinez was beaten and cut on...

Col. Joseph Diana in charge of maintenance group at SJAFB

Joseph Diana might have been a pilot. He thought he would follow through with a dream born at an air show. But his body held him back. 4th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group Commander, Col. Joseph Diana. "I came in...

Col. John Hruby takes helm of operations group at SJAFB

John Hruby just wanted to play college football. So when the Air Force Academy offered him that chance, he jumped on it. 4th Fighter Wing Operations Group Commander, Col. John Hruby. "I was just like any other 16-, 17-year-old...

Civic center: Study says city should support site

Goldsboro City Council members got a preview of the results of a civic/conference center feasibility study Monday night. The $36,000, four-month study conducted by Strategy 5 -- which involved interviewing community stakeholders, ascertaining the demand for such a facility...

Princeton residents urged to register for emergencies

PRINCETON -- In an effort to update the town of Princeton's emergency response information, the Princeton Police Department and town officials are asking residents for information on people who might need special help during an emergency. The information gathered...

Judge says 'no' to call for dismissal of Duplin schools lawsuit

KENANSVILLE -- Super-ior Court Judge Thomas Haigwood Monday afternoon denied a motion to dismiss the capital outlay aspect of the Duplin County Board of Education's lawsuit against the county. The motion was the final one of four that had...