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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Instructor receives N.C. award for mentor program

Ray Burrell, who formed the Minority Male Mentoring Group, or 3MG, at Wayne Community College in 2001, has been recognized with a state award for his contributions to human and race relations in the workplace and community. Gov. Bev Perdue...

STORY AND NEWS VIDEO: Snow closes some stores, gets blame for traffic mishaps

Wayne County residents were working today to dig out from under the 4 inches of snow that fell Tuesday, shutting down businesses and causing dozens of minor accidents from Mount Olive to Fremont. A winter storm dumped at least 4...

Inmate escapes from jail in only boxers

A Goldsboro man awaiting trial on charges of sexual assault, first-degree burglary and second-degree kidnapping escaped from the Wayne County Detention Center Monday morning wearing nothing but his boxer shorts after overpowering and assaulting a guard. Christian Godette was...

Battling the bugs: Young and old fight illnesses

Coughing, congestion, runny nose, sinus pressure, headaches, stomach bugs -- flu season's not quite here but all the symptoms are, sending many to emergency rooms and pharmacies for the best cure. At Immediate Care, most of what is being seen...

Local veteran to command state Purple Heart

Mike Burris knows what it is like to come home from war among the wounded. He was awarded the Purple Heart after injury forced him out of Vietnam Feb. 8, 1968. "One doctor said it was a gunshot, the...

Mount Olive College offers fitness program

MOUNT OLIVE -- Yvonne Hobbs was being treated by a doctor for problems with her knees, her weight and high blood pressure. Then her physician suggested a fitness program at Mount Olive College. Fitness by Design was introduced in...

James Kenan High improves test scores

WARSAW -- After receiving help from two school improvement experts last year, James Kenan has been recognized by the governor's Turn-Around School List. The school qualified for the distinction when 8 percent more of its student body -- 46.6...

Duplin department heads ask for direction with budget

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County employees are lowering thermostats, using scrap paper for notes and are generally trying do more with less as county leaders search for ways to trim costs without raising taxes or laying off employees. But county...

Crop Disaster Program sign-ups ending Feb. 27

The Wayne County Farm Service Agency has announced that the sign-up period for the 2005-07 Crop Disaster Program will end on Feb. 27. The ending date applies to the receipt of a signed and completed FSA-840 application, along with all...