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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flickers of Hope: Thousands defy rain at annual Relay for Life

Moments after darkness fell on Wayne Community College, Christian Howell brought tears to his grandmother's eyes. Maybe it was the way the candle burning in his hand lit up his face as he crouched down over and over to share...

Duplin school athletics could be on chopping block

If no changes are made to the Duplin County Board of Commissioner's 2009-10 public school funding plan, school officials say they will not be able to offer such extracurricular programs as sports and JROTC next year. Currently the commissioners...

Cherry workers get 60 days in jail for assault on handicapped patient

Two men convicted of beating a Cherry Hospital patient under their care will serve 60 days in prison for the offense. After a jury returned a guilty verdict on Friday morning, Wayne Superior Court Judge Arnold O. Jones addressed...

Wayne County unemployment down for second month in a row in April

BY MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor Wayne County's unemployment rate dropped for the second month in a row in April, marking what officials hope might be the beginning of a trend. However, Bill Pate, manager of the Goldsboro branch of...

Hope, fellowship, remembrance keep campfires burning at Relay for Life

Anita Lanier is no stranger to Relay for Life. Her father-in-law lost his battle with brain cancer years ago. But something happened Friday evening that made the meaning of this year's event much more potent. Her father, Bill Sawrey, was...

Relay teams use fun, food to raise money

Sydney Myers, Evan Sutton and Tristian Wiggins must not have understood -- playing the "Three Little Pigs" means protecting the house from the Big Bad Wolf, not simply looking cute in pink pig ears. Or maybe they were somehow...