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Monday, January 19, 2009

Forecast: Snow is on way tonight

DOT work crews were applying salt brine to the county's major roadways this morning in anticipation of 1 to 6 inches of snowfall predicted to begin tonight or by early morning. Luther Thompson, DOT county maintenance supervisor, and several...

Association ready to fight involuntary annexation

RALEIGH -- Sounding at times like a council of war, the state's county commissioners last week threw down the gauntlet on the contentious issue of involuntary annexation. Meeting at the Sheraton Raleigh for its annual legislative goals conference, the...

Honoring Dr. King

Heavy morning fog and threatening clouds didn't dissuade a crowd of nearly 600 people this morning from attending the 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration at the Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly. Children as young as 6 and senior...

Seymour Johnson AFB jet has 'in-flight emergency'

An emergency at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base prompted a response from Wayne County personnel Sunday. Wayne County Emergency Services officials confirmed that they were called to the flight line as a result of "an in-flight emergency," but said they...

More than 100 gather for Mount Olive's MLK celebration

MOUNT OLIVE -- More than 100 community members and local government officials gathered Sunday at the Payne Temple AME Zion Church in Mount Olive to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "We are standing...

Seven Springs now has own site on Internet

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The town of Seven Springs has a Web site. Mayor Steve Potter created the Web site at www.sevenspringsnc.org, and the town board voted last Wednesday to make it the town's official website. Now, Potter said, the community...

Duplin commissioners meet Tuesday

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the county administration building in Kenansville to discuss several items, including how to deal with English as a second language. Commissioner David Fussell of Rose...

Gaming conference set for Feb. 7 at Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College will hosts its fourth annual gaming conference next month, complete with video game tournaments, educational sessions and exhibition booths, as well as keynote speakers by industry experts. The Phi Beta Lambda chapter will sponsor the Carolina Games...