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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Suspect in Mount Olive shooting arrested

A man who allegedly made threats that he would "kill any officer who approached him" was taken into custody without incident on Thursday afternoon. The Wayne County Sherif's office's warrant division, overseen by Lt. Carter Hicks, had been looking...

Recovering: Freed dogs start the journey to homes of their own

A miniature poodle, her matted white fur dyed a filthy yellowish-brown from urine and feces, was the first dog carried off the trailer and into the frigid Wayne County fairgrounds barn early Friday morning. Shivering in the cradled arms of...

Here she is ... ECU sophomore chosen Miss Goldsboro

Miss Goldsboro 2009, Molly Deans of Durham, held her composure until she posed for photos with her family. Then the tears welled up and started flowing. "This is only my second pageant," said the 19-year-old East Carolina University sophomore...

Mount Olive man killed in motorcycle accident

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive man died Saturday in a motorcycle accident on West Main Street extension just outside of town. Dennis A. Brock, 48, of Emmett Davis Lane, died after his motorcycle skidded and fell on the...

Two teens charged in armed robbery

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two teenagers were jailed Friday on charges of armed robbery after they allegedly held up The Shoe Show store in Mount Olive. It took police all of 10 minutes to make the arrests. Mostly because across...

'Wayne Reads' kickoff Monday night at WCC

Wayne County Reads will kick off its 2009 "season of reading" Monday at 7 p.m. in the Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. Activities will include brief remarks from Angus Konstam, the author of this year's book, via video from...

Children's plays Feb. 20 at GHS

The Eastern Wayne High School Play Production class will present two children plays on Friday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon at the Goldsboro High School Auditorium. The two plays are "Cinderella Wore Combat Boots," an adaptation...

Red Cross class schedule

The following is the February health and safety class schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: *CPR/automated external defibrillator for adults -- Feb. 17 from 6 until 10 p.m. *CPR for children and infants -- Feb....

Cavalryman's call

Cpl. Chris Cook of the 1st North Carolina Cavalry re-enactment group plays his pocket coronet for visitors at a Civil War living history demonstration held at the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Saturday afternoon. The day's programming was designed to prepare...

Duplin boards meet Monday

KENANSVILLE -- School facilities will be the topic of a Monday evening meeting between Duplin County commissioners and school board. The meeting will be begin at 7 p.m. at the county Department of Social Services. The school board will hold...

Davis, Rouzer receive committee assignments

Committee assignments were made this week in the state Senate, and both senators representing Wayne County said they were pleased with where they ended up. Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, was appointed vice chairman of the Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee. "Agriculture...

Public record

Break-ins Sheriff's investigators suspect at least two people in a burglary where someone punched huge openings in four shared drywall walls at a shopping center. The suspect or suspects managed to enter five adjacent businesses, Wayne County Sheriff's Office...

Bluegrass artist at Johnston Community College

SMITHFIELD -- Multi-award winning bluegrass Gospel recording artist, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be featured at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the campus of Johnston Community College in Smithfield on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Lawson & Quicksilver...

Arson suspects sought

DUDLEY -- Someone attempted to burn down a home lived in by a bedstricken woman and a legally blind man, and authorities say they are without a motive. The first-degree arson attempt was at 319 Brentwood Drive on Friday morning,...

Alberston fox hunt Feb. 21

ALBERTSON -- The 24th annual Washington's Day Fox Hunt and Field Trials for fox and deer dogs will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Albertson Ruritan Community Building on N.C. 111 in the northern Duplin County community. The days...