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Friday, December 5, 2008

It's not over until the campaign chair drums

United Way of Wayne County's 2008 campaign chairman David Perry kept his promise to the community Thursday -- and Donna Cook of Park Designs took home a brand new car. After announcing that Wayne County businesses and individuals had donated...

Alliance looks to trim park costs

Members of the Stoney Creek Park Alliance met Thursday afternoon to discuss how to cut down the $1.17 million price tag that has been projected for a first-rate park. Alliance members say they don't need a state-of-the-art park, just something...

Base to simulate emergency response

If you hear sirens blaring and see local emergency responders racing toward the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gate next week, don't panic. It is only a test. Airmen from both the 4th Fighter Wing and 916th Air Refueling Wing...

Parade prep: Holiday marches set for Saturday

Santa Claus will be hopping on Saturday. The day will be the big Christmas parade day in Wayne County and surrounding towns, with five scheduled. Mount Olive will hold its parade at 10 a.m., Fremont at 1 p.m., Princeton also...

Annexation topic of Mount Olive board session

MOUNT OLIVE -- Annexation, a dirty word among many property owners in Wayne County, was a topic of conversation among Mount Olive Town Commissioners at their Monday night session. Meanwhile, Town Manager Charles Brown will be in Raleigh today...

Grand Jury sends up county indictments

Two men caught with about 6.4 pounds of cocaine in LaGrange were indicted by a Wayne County Grand Jury this month, court records show. Adelaido Campos, 53, of Leaning Post Lane, LaGrange, was charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession...

Public record

Woman forced into home at gunpoint Nekita Seaberry, 23, of Charles Street told police she was opening her door late on Wednesday night when approached by a man with a handgun. Ms. Seaberry reported she was forced inside and the...

Duplin board selects leaders

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners have elected Cary Turner of Beautancus as chairman and Reginald Wells of Rose Hill as vice chairman. The commissioners, meeting Monday in the county administration building in Kenansville, also received a new member, Frances...