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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alumnus to speak at ECU graduation

A seasoned F-15 pilot who toured Seymour Johnson Air Force Base as a young ROTC cadet will return to eastern North Carolina May 8 to give the spring commencement address at his alma mater. Lt. Gen. Gary North, commander of...

MOC students are doing fine on Mexico trip

The Mount Olive College contingent that left over the weekend for a seven-day internship in Mexico is following news about the swine flu outbreak but will continue with its travel agenda, officials said Tuesday. Despite reported closures of public and...

Civilian/U.S. Air Force collaboration prompts new play equipment

A conversation between two moms on the playground has turned into a new set of equipment being installed at their children's school. Brenda Volk, president of the Meadow Lane Elementary School PTA, recalls the fortuitous conversation that sparked the effort....

Meadow Lane fourth-grader wins future Appalachian State University scholarship

A fourth-grader at Meadow Lane Elementary School has become the county's 17th recipient of a $20,000 scholarship to Appalachian State University, payable upon his high school graduation in 2018. Malik Satchell, the son of Humeka and Garland Knowlton, was the...

Off to battle: 336th Rocketeers to Afghanistan

Long before sunrise, tears were falling along the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line. Members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 336th Fighter Squadron were heading to war -- to the Russian-built airfield at Bagram, Afghanistan. For close to an...

Duplin schools ask for extra $5 million in funding

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County School District is asking for $12.5 million in local money for the next school year, which includes $4.8 million a court awarded the schools this past year. The extra funding -- almost $5 million over...

Chamber of Commerce starts young professionals gathering

A new group led by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to young professionals to help them develop their leadership skills and to provide networking and social opportunities with other professionals in the area. Targeting Young Professionals...

Headed to war

Long before sunrise, members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 336th Fighter Squadron -- and more than a dozen F-15E Strike Eagles -- left Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for war. Their destination, the Russian-built Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, will be their...