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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Seymour Johnson sergeant charged with sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Technical Sgt. Jeremiah Williams Powers, 32, faces charges for an alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old male, a Sheriff's Office captain said. A 10-day investigation involved both Sheriff's Office detectives -- Richard Winders and Larry...

Former City Council member J.B. Rhodes dies

Former Goldsboro City Council member J.B. Rhodes died Tuesday. He was 82. Rhodes served on the City Council from 1987 until 2003. He served as mayor pro-tem in 1991, 1999 and 2003. He was the owner and operator of Rhodes...

Education, highways, military top goals for chamber coalition

KINSTON -- State lawmakers Monday were asked to continue funding for early childhood education programs and the state's community colleges, to leave the state's Strategic Highway Corridor Plan intact and to make it easier for military personnel to make the...

Sager begins legislative career today

As one of fewer than 20 freshmen legislators, today is the day Rep. Efton Sager has been waiting for. At noon, the 2009-10 session of the North Carolina General Assembly will convene, and Sager, a Republican from the Mar-Mac area...

Cornerstone plaques unveiled

Despite the rain Tuesday afternoon, more than 50 people came out to Cornerstone Commons to honor recipients of the Cornerstone Award. Plaques recognizing the dozen or so Wayne residents who received the award have been inserted into the brickwork at...

Public record

Victim beaten, coat taken Antionette Brewington, 38, of Alpha Court told Goldsboro police she was beaten and her jacket was stolen on Monday, according to police. The incident occurred inside a tobacco store in the 1300 block of West Grantham...

Roof repairs

Aorian Zetina, front, and Renee Castro, rear, of Jedco Construction, work on completing one of the roof sections on the Dogwood Building at Wayne Community College on Monday. The $302,822 project, begun in mid-October, is expected to be finished by...

With help of special program, MOC employees become alumni

MOUNT OLIVE -- Six Mount Olive College employees are now also alumni after recently graduating from the college, degrees in hand. Completing their studies with the help of the Heritage program, an incentive effort featuring a one-night-a-week format, the...

GATEWAY makes route adjustments on north end

"Thin" ridership on the GATEWAY bus system's northern route has prompted a routing change. The change, approved by GATEWAY directors Tuesday afternoon, will now send a bus to the new Wal-Mart at Rosewood while continuing to send a bus...