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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

VIDEO REPORT: NAACP Celebrates Barack Obama inauguration

About 30 people celebrated the inauguration of our nation's 44th president, Barack Obama, at the Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation. Watch the video report by clicking the link, or scrolling down to our "Latest Video" section at the lower...

Across county, residents celebrate historic event

Ignoring the snow that fell throughout Wayne County Tuesday, about 30 people braved the icy roads to celebrate together at Rebuilding Broken Places as President Barack Obama took his historic oath of office. For many of them, Obama becoming...

Applicants can take new tests to show job skills

County leaders are hopeful that extending a job skills assessment program already available to high school juniors and seniors will benefit the county's growing number of unemployed. The county's unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent in November, the highest it...

Snowflakes fly across North Carolina

The sporadic light mixture of snow, ice and rain that started falling on Wayne County around 6 a.m. today made earlier forecasts of a measurable accumulation seem less than certain. But forecasters with the National Weather Service said the county...

Ex-Cell CEO shares his story of water landing on Hudson River

When Barry Leonard boarded his flight home last Thursday afternoon, he wasn't surprised to see Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger in the cockpit. "I've seen him many times on this route," said Leonard, president and chief executive officer of Ex-Cell Home...

Officials: Jet was visiting SJAFB

The in-flight emergency that led Wayne County personnel to the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line Sunday did not involve a 4th Fighter Wing F-15E, but the incident did involve an Air Force Strike Eagle. The jet, an asset...