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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Woman faces 77 counts of animal cruelty

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Grantham School Road woman charged with dozens of animal cruelty counts ran Texas Connection Transport, a company that advertised "Horses are our business ... our only business!" Now, Texas Connection Transport owner Forrest K. "Kaye"...

Taylor gives his view from the top

There is no perfect school system and always room for improvement, but as Dr. Steven Taylor enters his ninth year as superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools, he says he is resolute about the ongoing efforts being made to help...

DGDC board OKs incentive program for new businesses

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Board of Directors has voted to create an incentive program and to continue its aesthetic effort to attract more new business to the city. The board held its annual retreat Thursday and Friday in Beaufort. The...

County says no daycare for now, but option open

There is no need at present for a daycare for the children of county employees, a county committee has reported. However, in the future such a daycare could be utilized as a recruitment tool, said Sue Guy, Wayne County...

Cherry staff defends use of foundation money

Cherry Hospital officials this week scrambled to reassure staff that money contributed to the Cherry Foundation account has been used for legitimate purposes -- primarily to provide for patients' needs. A report published earlier in the week alleged that thousand...

335th Fighter Squadron tries live missiles

Lewis Collins has been to war. He has provided close-air-support for Allied troops on the ground in Afghanistan from the cockpit of an F-15E Strike Eagle. But until his most recent deployment -- one that saw 12 aircraft and 178...

Lawsuit filed to halt Sampson zoning

A Duplin County environmental group has filed suit in Superior Court contesting the procedure Sampson County commissioners employed to rezone property for a proposed poultry litter-burning "incinerator" that will produce electricity. The lawsuit filed by Citizens for a Safe Environment...

Market Day held in Faison

FAISON -- Town streets were filled Saturday as local residents snapped up food, crafts and other goodies at this year's Faison Market Day. The event is held each year to celebrate locally grown produce like sweet potatoes, collard greens, cabbage,...

Duplin man wants to try again to bring cousin home

Despite the lack of success by the U.S. Army's Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command team during its trip to Cambodia in January, Cary Turner has not given up hope of bringing home his cousin, Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Hargrove. Turner,...

Antioch Fire Department receives $4,956 grant

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Jim Long announced that the Antioch Rural Fire Department was awarded a $4,956.87 grant through the 2008 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina. The check was...