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Friday, January 23, 2009

Perdue makes surprise stop at Cherry Hospital

Making good on one of her central campaign pledges to hold government more accountable, Gov. Beverly Perdue made a surprise visit to Cherry Hospital Friday. During the visit, Perdue, accompanied by state Department of Health and Human Services Secretary...

County's attorney stopped on suspicion of DWI

Wayne County Attorney Borden Parker Jr. was charged with driving while under the influence and speeding 60 miles per hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone early Sunday morning. Parker, 64, was stopped by a state Highway Patrol officer on...

MOC students get firsthand view of Obama inauguration

MOUNT OLIVE -- A group of Mount Olive College students who made the trip to Washington, D.C., this week said while attending the inauguration was not always easy, the chance to see history in the making was worth the trip....

Fremont officer found dead in his home

Hours after a Fremont police officer was found dead inside his Goldsboro home, the head of the department expressed the grief he and others who knew Rusty Herring are feeling. "Anytime you lose a law enforcement officer, you're losing a...

Report says divisiveness is hurting Duplin image

KENANSVILLE -- An independent report conducted by a member of the Kenan School of Business at the University of Chapel Hill says Duplin County is not presenting a positive image on the Internet. Dr. James H. Johnson, who was asked...

Public record

Jewelry stolen Approximately $50,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from Gold & Diamond on North Berkeley Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, police said. The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-feet 5-inches tall, in his 20s, with a heavy build,...

Apartment fire caused by heater

Goldsboro Fire Department units responded to an apartment fire at 315 N. Alabama Ave., West Haven Apartments, about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Assistant Fire Chief Eric Lancaster arrived on the scene first and reported heavy smoke showing. The apartments were...