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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Southern Wayne High School teacher arrested

A Southern Wayne High School teacher accused of a sex offense turned herself in to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office on Monday. An investigation was launched into allegations against exceptional children's teacher Shannon Grace Herring, 32, on Nov. 18, when...

Schools say lottery funds are not lost

Facing the state's recent announcement that lottery funds will be pulled to offset budget shortfalls, school officials say they are "confident" they will be able to proceed with construction projects that are under way. The matter was briefly discussed during...

Commission calls meeting for questions

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday afternoon had plenty of questions about the rapidly approaching schools facilities project -- questions they directed at each other instead of the school board that just minutes before had left a joint meeting. Commissioners expressed...

Residents speak out against housing plan

A group of Rosewood residents lambasted Wayne County commissioners for nearly an hour Tuesday in opposition to a low-income housing project planned for their neighborhood. The gathering at times grew unruly, with audience members shouting out their opinions. Commissioners...

Seven pounds of meth found in Fremont

FREMONT -- A Fremont area man is being held under $1 million bond in the Wayne County Jail after he was found with almost seven pounds of methamphetamine at his home Monday, the Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. Feliciano Salinas...

Duplin boards upset over vote change bill

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education both are opposing a local bill moving through the state Legislature that would keep their chairmen from voting unless there is a tie. The Duplin County Board...

WCC Foundation helps to make college possible

The Foundation of Wayne Community College held its awards presentation and reception recently, with more than 100 scholarship recipients taking the stage due to the generosity of the many donors who keep the organization's scholarship program thriving. Chairman of...

Sheriff explains mailing

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders wants county residents to know that a mailing from the North Carolina Sheriff's Association does not benefit him directly, although he is a member of the organization. Many Wayne residents have already received the...

Public record

Suspicious fire A fire at 207 Arrowhead Lane in Dudley is under investigation as a suspicious fire, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Arson investigators arrived at the scene just after midnight on Tuesday, at the home owned by Edgar...

Attempted murder suspect violates parole

The suspect in a September shooting on Maple Street has been sentenced to 120 days in jail for misdemeanor probation violations, court records show. Derrick Raymont Best, 27, is accused of the attempted murder of Alicia Griffin, and also...

Local group working to improve child safety

With the bulk of childhood injuries and deaths happening at home, Safe Kids Wayne County is urging parents and caregivers to take basic safety precautions. Nearly 2,100 children in the U.S. ages 14 and under die from accidental injuries...

Man pleads guilty in 2008 Warsaw stabbing

KENANSVILLE -- Andrew Williams pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in Duplin County Superior Court in the June 20, 2008 stabbing death of Michael Shane Ray. Williams, 34, also pleaded guilty to malicious conduct by a prisoner for spitting...

Man to speak on moving cemeteries

A man who moves cemeteries that are in the path of highways or othe development will speak at a meeting of the Sons of Confederate Veterans on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Seven Springs Restaurant. Ward Sutton of Rocky...

Students discuss black citizenship in America

Two young scholars were honored Thursday night at the STOP The Funeral Initiative's first annual Black History Month oratorical contest at the Eastern Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Goldsboro. Patrick Edwards, 16, of North Lenoir High School won first place...