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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Father, sons reunited after 38 years

It has the makings of a Lifetime movie ---- mom loses custody of her children, snatches them from day care and vanishes without a trace. For John Schafer of Goldsboro, it has been his life for the last 38 years....

High speed chase ends in wreck

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders had just decided to order deputies to try a dangerous maneuver to stop a fleeing suspect's vehicle when the man lost control of the truck and struck a light pole early Christmas morning. The crash...

County manager looks ahead to 2009

There is not a lot to be optimistic about in a downward-spiraling economy that is still trying to find the bottom of the barrel. But Wayne County Manager Lee Smith is hopeful that steps taken over the past several years...

SJAFB's angel tree gave Christmas to 150-plus

More than 150 military children experienced Christmas mornings they might otherwise not have had Thursday, thanks to acts of kindness that spread across Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and outside the gates. 4th Fighter Wing 1st Lt. Lori Bartz...

Returns and after Christmas bargains

Thirteen-year-old Garrett Jackson wasn't too happy with Santa Claus when his new Rock Band 2 video game wouldn't work at his LaGrange home Christmas Day. But this morning, Santa made things right. The whole family piled into the car and...

HIV a growing concern in Wayne County

With HIV and AIDS a growing concern in Wayne County, grant funding is being targeted to increase education and assistance for those dealing with the disease, Health Director James Roosen told the Board of Health last week. "There are...

Donations sought for Edward and Cleo House Scholarship

Donations are being sought for the Edward and Cleo House Scholarship Fund. Organizers of the scholarship seek donations twice a year, on the anniversarie of their birthdays, Dec. 25 and April 26. Thefund was established in memory of the couple,...

County to get water and sewer grant money

Wayne, Greene and Lenoir counties have received slightly more than $2.1 million in grants from the N.C. Rural Center Economic Development Center for water and wastewater improvements. Wayne County received the bulk of the grants, $2.065 million, while Greene...