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Thursday, November 6, 2008

O'Berry employee earns state honor

Tracy Dawson enjoys caring for people, but going to work at O'Berry Center, even on a part-time basis, almost changed her mind. "I remember the first weekend I was here, it was a Saturday. After about an hour, I...

Stop the Funeral Initiative opens second gang conference today

The Stop the Funeral Initiative will open its second annual Drug Dealer Gang Member Redemption Confer-ence today at the organization's headquarters at the Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly at 214 Hooks River Road. The three-day event will feature speakers and exhibitions...

Officials planning next step for depot

As stabilization on Goldsboro's Union Station progresses, discussions continue on whether the facility will be used for a commuter or a passenger rail. The North Carolina Department of Transportation bought the facility and grounds about a year ago and entered...

County has 600 more votes to count

Despite finding the county had more provisional votes cast Tuesday than expected, Wayne County elections director Vickie Reed said she is confident that the unofficial results will stand when canvass is held next week. Originally estimating the number to...

Woman guilty in man's stabbing death

A Wayne County Superior Court jury convicted a Pikeville area woman Monday of voluntary manslaughter in her trial for second-degree murder. The jury found Mary Kim Little guilty of stabbing Jose Enriquez III, 45, but for a lesser charge...

A politician says thank you

"If the voters made the effort to come out and vote for me, then I can make the effort to come out and thank them," said Efton Sager as he waves to passing motorists from the back of a pickup...

Gillespie keeps seat on Duplin school board

KENANSVILLE -- Incumbent Willie Gillespie turned back challenger Kraig Westerbeek in the race for the District 1 seat on the Duplin County Board of Education. It was the only contested non-judicial local race in the county. Gillespie finished with 54...

Online service to offer free background checks this weekend

123nc.com, a North Carolina-based company that allows users to search North Carolina criminal records online, is providing free access to their Web site this weekend. 123nc.com provides instant access to state courthouse records and contains criminal record data ranging...

$100,000 contribution to MOC given for bookstore

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Pepper Worthington, a longtime friend, supporter and faculty member at Mount Olive College has contributed $100,000 that will be designated for expansion and relocation of the college's bookstore. The 1,500 square foot addition will bring the...