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Thursday, April 9, 2009

NCDOT official: 'We're running on fumes'

North Carolina's Department of Transportation might find it tough to complete too many road repair and construction projects this year, a representative told the Wayne County commissioners Tuesday. "I have been with NCDOT for about 25 years and nothing in...

Former kennel owner will face 12 charges

A Mount Olive woman who allegedly ran a "puppy mill" in Wayne County now faces 12 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts. Billy Strickland, the Goldsboro attorney representing Virginia Dunn Thornton, said he thought the case was over after Mrs. Thornton turned...

One dead in fire

DUDLEY -- A 26-year-old man died in a fire early this morning that also completely destroyed a Camp Trailee Road home in the Brogden community, authorities say. Dennis "Allen" Anderson Jr., 26, had been visiting Lisa Joy Hood, the...

Two men accused of multiple break-ins

Two men accused of multiple counts of property damage in the Grantham community were jailed this week, the Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday. The two men were also accused of breaking into Grantham School on more than one occasion, and...

School district says 'no' to womanless pageant plans

If you're a fan of the womanless beauty pageant, you won't find them in any of the area public schools. Dr. Steven Taylor, superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools, reminded principals this week that the popular fundraiser is no longer...

Local senators split their budget votes

Voting by Wayne County's state senators on their chamber's proposed budget was split along party lines -- Don Davis, D-Greene, voting yes, and David Rouzer, R-Johnston, voting no. However, Davis said his affirmative vote wasn't an easy one to...

Suspect indicted in 2008 Fremont murder

A man accused of killing a Fremont mother of two in an alleged armed robbery was listed among indictments returned this month by a Wayne County Grand Jury. There has also been an additional charge filed against Brandon Lee...