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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

City raises flag over first phase of Union Station rehab project

The renovation of Union Station paused Tuesday as workers and city residents gathered to celebrate the completion of the first phase of work that is expected to bring the old railroad center back to life. "This is history," said one...

Local Forty & Eight club focuses on helping nursing students through school

In the days before Humvees and C-130s, soldiers going to the front lines had to make do with whatever makeshift transport the officers could find. For American troops in France during World War I, that transport was often a...

Lenoir County Sheriff asks for help finding sex offender

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a registered sex offender. Derek Terrell Cantey moved and has not notified the Sheriff's Office of his new residence. His last known address was on Dr. Martin Luther King...

County to schools: Tap lottery funds now

Wayne County's $22 million school facilities plan could be in jeopardy if the state decides to raid lottery and ADM (average daily membership) funding to help offset a ballooning state budget shortfall. That, county commissioners said Tuesday, is why...

MOC students to attend inauguration seminars, write memos to president

MOUNT OLIVE -- Six Mount Olive College students have been chosen to attend Campaign 2008: The Presidential Inaug-uration Seminars in Washing-ton, D.C. next month. Departments and schools at the college had nominated juniors and seniors who demonstrated academic excellence....

Best pleads to 2007 murder

Kathy Holt Alfaro, the sister of murder victim Patricia Herring, knew her sister had a habit of disappearing from time to time. Patricia had battled with drugs, Mrs. Alfaro said, and the pain of their mother Dolly's death spurred...

Suspect sought in night shooting at local home

A Wayne County man was shot Tuesday night in what appears to have been a home invasion, Wayne County Sheriff's Capt. Tom Effler said Wednesday morning. Effler said that Luis Muniz, 41, of 1113 Lanetown Road, was shot about...

4th Fighter Wing builds shelters to protect its Strike Eagle fleet

Less than a month after Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz suggested the F-15E would be a viable airframe for another decade or more, crews at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are working to protect the 4th Fighter...

Cliffs to hold tree-lighting ceremony

The Cliffs of the Neuse State Park near Seven Springs will hold a tree lighting ceremony Thursday with hot chocolate and roasted peanuts for all who attend. The public is invited to come join the fun, the event will be...

Duplin board fails to address deputy shortage

KENANSVILLE -- Despite indications that they would again address the growing personnel shortage in the Duplin County Sheriff's Office, little was said Monday about the situation by the county commissioners. In November, Sheriff Blake Wallace told the commissioners that...

GPD raids 2 pawn shops in city Tuesday

Federal agents and the Goldsboro Police Department raided two city pawn shops Tuesday and seized items as they investigate whether the shops have knowingly sold stolen goods. No charges have been filed, but police Chief Tim Bell said he...

Father and son teaming up to build new church near Pikeville

Bill Showman believes in small beginnings. He moved here with the military in 1980, where he met wife Paula, and the two have remained since his retirement. He found his calling in the area of pastoral administration, starting churches...