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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wayne looking to utilize 911 funds

Wayne County could have saved a million dollars or more and been in a better position to pay down its debt on a multi-million loan taken out to pay for a new communications system had the county been allowed...

Stop the Funeral Initiative coincides with murder trial

Almost exactly two years ago, Kelvin Buffaloe was arrested and charged with shooting a young woman to death at her boyfriend's funeral. On Saturday, a group that formed on the wave of emotion that followed the death of Sharon...

Perseverance pays off for Goldsboro woman

After more than two decades of stops and starts, 60-year-old Peggie Howell, grandmother of 23 and great-grandmother of six, received her diploma from Mount Olive College on Saturday. It was a long and difficult road to earn her degree in...

Seven Springs holds Ole Timey Days festival

Seven Springs celebrated its ninth annual Ole Timey Days festival Saturday. The event, which celebrates Seven Springs' and Wayne County's agricultural heritage, featured old-fashioned carriage rides, horseshoe tossing, a Civil War demonstration, performances by the Spring Creek High School band...

Mount Olive College students graduate Saturday

Saturday was a day of farewells and new beginnings for the 324 students who received their diplomas at Mount Olive College's 55th spring graduation exercise. A bright, sunny day and the rest of their lives waited for the new Trojan...

Local woman writes book about domestic violence experiences

Stephanie Sutton still recalls the night her husband, without a word, took some of his personal belongings and moved into the guest bedroom. Thankful and relieved, she was still afraid he might return to attack her. So, she slept...

Duplin's Reginal Kenan appointed to state Board of Education

Gov. Beverly Perdue has appointed Duplin Board of Education member Reginald Kenan of Rose Hill to the state Board of Education. His nomination will now go before the state General Assembly for final approval. Kenan said Friday that when...

St. Mark's to open new online high school

A new high school is being added in Wayne County this fall, without the assistance of an engineer, contractor or even a building. That's because it will be completely online. "St. Mark's Academy provides an alternative for those middle...

Bus shows students choices

Eighth-grade students at Dillard Middle School lined up to board a bus in the school parking lot Wednesday morning, unaware that within minutes their entire future would be questioned. "Choice Bus," a modified school bus that is half classroom,...

Central/Eastern Wayne High School Homecoming set for May 22-24

Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni and Friends will hold its 37th annual homecoming May 22-24. Central classes of 1939, 1949, 1959 and 1969 will be honored. Eastern Wayne classes of 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009 also will be honored. The banquet will...

Armed robbery among indictments

A man accused of a robbery spree using a sawed-off shotgun to steal Newport cigarettes and small amounts of cash was among indictments returned this month by a Wayne County grand jury. Anthony Jerome Lee, 41, was accused of at...