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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Former airman charged in child porn case

A former 4th Fighter Wing airman pleaded guilty to taking nude pictures of a 9-year-old girl and will serve 25 years in federal prison, authorities said. Authorities first announced charges against Aldo Cesar Ruiz, then 29, in December 2007, but...

Who's that on the pickle line to benefit Heart Association?

MOUNT OLIVE -- Success is sweet. It was also dill, bread and butter and thoroughly relished by the Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Heart Walk team, who watched Friday morning as company president Bill Bryan and nine other supervisors took...

Duplin officials tell commission budget woes will affect county

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County officials said Monday that financial problems are threatening education, public safety and even water quality in the county. Duplin Utility Director Donna Brown and Sheriff Blake Wallace told the county Board of Commissioners that they are...

Ready for the onslaught

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Garnet Edwards prepares to load some packages into his mail truck at the main Goldsboro post office on William Street this morning. The postal service is expecting to deliver more than 20 million pounds...

Paramount gets alcohol OK

Groups that rent the Paramount Theatre can now sell beer and wine at their performances -- but doing so will not be cheap. The Goldsboro City Council approved an alcohol policy for those who rent the theater or the...

U.S. Census phone number clarification

After telling Wayne County residents who called the toll-free number that their local U.S. Census Bureau office was in Charlotte, the bugs are out of the system and the Greenville location is now up and running. Greenville will serve as...

Huddle House shooting suspect arrested

A Dudley man accused of twice shooting a man in a Genoa travel center turned himself into authorities Monday, a detective says. Shabazz Germaine McKinney, 36, of Georgia Farm Drive, Dudley, was found shot early Saturday morning at Downeast...

Local author to sign books Thursday at Holiday Open House

Author Patti O'Donoghue of Dudley will hold a book signing Thursday during Mount Olive's annual Holiday Open House in the downtown area. Mrs. O'Donoghue will be available to personally autograph her books from 4-8 p.m. at Especially for You...