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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wayne Community College sees enrollment increase

The economy has not slowed down enrollment at Wayne Community College, its president, Dr. Kay Albertson, said Tuesday night. In fact, spring enrollment for the spring semester is higher than the two previous years, she told the board of trustees....

Project offers free prom dresses

It's almost that time of year again -- prom season -- when high school girls are looking for just the right dress and accessories for the big night. But what would you do if you couldn't afford a dress? Wayne...

International flair

Protestant Preschool students Tyler Benitez, Katie Nichols and Adrianna Davis represent Australia during a Multi-Cultural Day parade at the school on Tuesday. The two-day celebration at the school gave students the opportunity to learn more about other countries, and also...

Davis to spend life in prison

A Goldsboro man will serve two life terms without parole for the murders of two men in August 2006. A jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of Roderick Miles "Ricky" Davis Jr., 25, late Tuesday. He will...

Boyfriend slays woman, commits suicide

TURKEY -- A Goldsboro woman was shot and killed Monday evening in Sampson County by her estranged boyfriend, who also shot at her mother as she fled the scene with the couple's two small children, authorities said. The older woman...

Police investigate body found behind McIntyre

Goldsboro police were investigating a body found this morning behind McIntyre Funeral Home on South George Street, a police sergeant confirmed. Initial unconfirmed reports said a gun was found lying next to a body behind the home. Police Sgt....

The face of domestic violence

The face of domestic violence Marcela Rodriguez was a quiet, soft-spoken 24-year-old woman with three children who was liked by all who met her. She, along with her children, Eric Montenegro, 7, Jacquelin Perez, 2, and Jorge Perez, 3, had...

Rabies clinic next two Saturdays

Wayne County will hold the first of two rabies clinics this Saturday at three locations. They are Eastern Wayne High School from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; the old Pikeville School building at Pikeville from 1-3 p.m. and the...

New K-9 making mark

Jayson Hill of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office poses with his K-9 partner, Shelly, a new member of the department. Shelly is a Belgian Malinois and has already proven herself as good detective, helping sniff out illegal drugs during a...

Man sues business owner after dog attack

A man mauled by a pit bull has sued a Wayne County business owner, saying he did not do enough to prevent the animal from attacking him. Joseph Ingram has filed suit against George Robert "Bobby" Denning, alleging that...

Duplin waits on word on fed funds

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County likely will receive notice soon that it has qualified for a federal loan for water and sewer improvements. Rural Center President Billy Ray Hall told the county Board of Commissions earlier this month that he...

AgCarolina Financial to award college scholarships

Five scholarships are available to FFA members who are high school seniors, along with two scholarships to students attending N.C. A&T State University. Recipients must be residents of eastern N.C. Students who are enrolled in an agricultural related field at...