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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Students, counselors honored for work

Molly Jackson comes to school every day with a smile, ready and eager to start the day with her classmates. The image is in stark contrast to what Molly's parents were told when she became the 217th person in the...

Bringing home hope

The 12-year-old Eastern Wayne Middle School student hospitalized after being hit by a car in late January is coming home sooner than expected. But Taylor Gambrel is still in a coma and has nowhere to go for further treatment, his...

Former teacher turns himself in

MOUNT OLIVE -- A former Mount Olive Middle School teacher will make his first district court appearance Monday afternoon at 1:30 in Courtroom No. 3 on a charge stemming from alleged misconduct with a student. Jerry Dortch, 43, of...

MO board to consider zoning flexibility

MOUNT OLIVE -- Zoning in the downtown commercial district grants the town inspector some leeway in situations where odd-shaped lots make it difficult for a business to met setback requirements. Monday night town commissioners will be asked to expand...

Duplin commissioners to discuss unauthorized soil borings at site

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners will likely discuss soil borings at Duplin Commons the county manager says were done without county permission Monday at their regular meeting. "We have underground utilities and don't know exactly where...

County, school officials meet

The Wayne County commissioners and the Wayne County Board of Education will meet Tuesday in a joint session to discuss the future of a $23 million school facilities plan that has been the center of recent debate between both...

In a jam: Funding for series lacking

The global economic crisis came home to Goldsboro Friday as the deadline for Center Street Jam sponsorships came and went without enough money pledged to run the full summer lineup. Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. executive director Julie Thompson said it...

Who's the toughest cowgirl in Wayne?

PIKEVILLE -- Who's the toughest cowgirl in Wayne County? Judges are going to decide on March 28 at the first women's rodeo fundraiser at the Stepping Stone therapeutic horse riding stables on Capps Bridge Road. Programs Director Jana Foote is...

Charges filed in death of John St. man

Police say a 45-year-old man beat a North John Street man, leading to the victim's death on Nov. 17 and involuntary manslaughter charge filed on Friday. The death of Gerald Anthony King was originally classified as a death investigation by...

Wayne Red Cross kicks off annual heroes fundraiser

The race is on as the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross starts its seventh annual month-long Heroes campaign for local services. This year "heroes," anyone who pledges to raise at least $1,000 for the Red Cross, are...

Saulston: It is home, and there's no place like it

SAULSTON -- The face of Wayne County is changing. Perhaps that is nowhere more evident than in the county's traditionally small rural communities. Even with those changes, it is still home for the families that have lived for generations...

The house Bell wants to build

John Bell knows about the petition opposing the housing development he plans to build just off U.S. 70 behind the Second Fling Consignment Shop -- one signed by the hundreds of Rosewood residents who met to discuss the issue Feb....