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Sunday, March 8, 2009

United by Fire: Seymour fighter jets integral part of Pope combat saga

There were few words exchanged when Staff Sgt. Zachary Rhyner and Capt. Jeremy Duffey were reunited at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday morning. That's all they needed. Their bond was born nearly a year before in Shok Valley, Afghanistan....

Kwast will lead expeditionary wing in Afghanistan that includes SJAFB sqadrons

When members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 335th and 336th fighter squadrons deploy to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, later this year, a familiar face will be waiting to command them. Former 4th Commander Col. Steve Kwast confirmed Friday that he has...

lawsuit involving braswell and former magistrate settled

A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against the N.C. Admin-istrative Office of the Courts and former Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell has been settled. The lawsuit, which was filed by the federal Justice Department in November...

Commissioners talk zoning

Wayne County commissioners might have been spared getting caught in the crossfire of last week's fiery standoff between a developer and the people opposed to his low-rent housing proposal if the county had some type of zoning in place....

Grantham: Their home in the country

GRANTHAM -- Ask anybody in this community what makes it so special and more than likely the answer will be the same -- the people. "What makes Grantham a great place to live are the people who live out...

Lt. Gov. helps kick off businesss expo in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- The resilience of small business and a fighting spirit are going to get North Carolinians through the current tough times, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton told Duplin County leaders Friday afternoon . Dalton helped kick off the Duplin County...

Barber among speakers at anti-Fibrowatt rally

CLINTON -- The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber of Goldsboro, state president of the NAACP, will be among the speakers Saturday, March 21, at a rally in opposition to construction of litter-fired power plant in Sampson County. The rally...

Gail Charles to lead Cultural and Heritage Consortium

Today's slumping economy makes it more important than ever for area businesses and organizations to work together to serve the community and to promote tourism, Wayne County Cultural and Heritage Consortium chairman Gail Charles says. "And the consortium is more...