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Teen charged in baseball bat assault

A Raleigh teen found living with friends in the Brogden area along U.S. 117 near Dudley has been charged with an early January baseball bat assault, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Lacy Douglas Hocutt, 17, was charged with hitting...

Rawlings pleads in officer shooting

A Goldsboro man pleaded guilty in Wayne County Superior Court this week to shooting a Goldsboro police captain in the chest after a motion to move his trial failed. Bobby Lee Rawlings, 60, who had already been convicted on cocaine...

F-22A Raptor rattles local skies

It was just hanging there -- suspended in the sky -- hundreds of feet above the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line. An F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base worth nearly $150 million -- one of the world's...

Surprise! Your dad's home.

Toby and Zakary Larson were called to the principal's office at Meadow Lane Elementary School just before the bell rang Monday afternoon. They weren't in trouble, Principal Celia James assured them. They had a visitor from overseas. It was the...

New penalties sought in animal case

A Fremont area man charged with animal abuse faces another misdemeanor charge because he had four dead owls on his property, the N.C. Wildlife Enforcement office says. The charge could have been a felony if one of the owls...

Quiet achiever: Cornerstone Award winner doesn't seek spotlight

Mt. Olive Pickle Co. President Bill Bryan wasn't quite sure Tuesday what the day would hold, but he started to get a sense that something was going on around mid-morning. "I had a meeting scheduled for this afternoon that was...

Suspect in cancer scam faces new charge

A Goldsboro woman accused of bilking a neighbor out of $16,000 on false claims of brain cancer surgery now faces other charges, in Mount Olive and as far away as Tarboro. Stacie Harrell Pittman, 31, of Fallin Boulevard, has...

Lee-Jackson banquet to be held Saturday

The Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a Lee and Jackson banquet Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Steak Barn on U.S. 70 West. The Goldsboro Rifles Camp, the Dr. B. T. Person Camp, the Pettigrew's Partisan Rangers and...

History of rural medicine focus of Saturday program

Members of the Old Dobbs Genealogical Society invites the public to join them on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Public Library to learn more about the history of the practice of medicine in rural North Carolina....

Duplin Commission decides against cutting staff, services

KENANSVILLE -- Despite their earlier threats to the contrary, Duplin County commissioners decided Monday not to cut any positions or services to pay the bills being generated by their overcrowded jail. Instead, the commissioners voted to leave it up...

Duplin boards to meet Thursday

A joint meeting will be held Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Rose Hill Restaurant between the Duplin County Board of Commissioners and the Duplin County Board of Education to restore the lines of communication that broke down last...

Public record

Clothes, jewelry, other items burned According to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report, Jennifer Deanna Pittman, 22, Nahunta Road, said that someone had burned $20,000 worth of property belonging to her. Burned were clothing, jewelry, shoes, belts, purses, wallets, a...

Duplin to get help soon with brown water issues

KENANSVILLE -- Faced with increasing complaints about the county's sometimes brown water, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners has given the water department permission to expand its search for a new water technician. Shorthanded since mid-November when one of...