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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Man gets prison time for rape of 12-year-old

Bobby Nathan Owens was a "father figure" to the 12-year-old girl he admitted to raping in June 2008, prosecutors said. Owens was sentenced to between 19 to just under 24 years in prison Monday morning, after taking a plea deal...

1,205 seniors will turn tassels this week

Wednesday is the last day of school for many students in Wayne County Public Schools, and the precursor for commencement ceremonies this weekend. The district will graduate 1,205 seniors this spring. Twenty-six of those made up the third graduating...

Death penalty removed in murder

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty if a Fremont man is tried for the March 2008 alleged murder of a Fremont mother of two, court records show. In what is called a Rule 24 hearing, the state did not...

Commission will hear comments on budget plan

Wayne County commissioners Wednesday morning will begin the task of wading through the county's $157.6 million budget proposal. The review will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex....

Public record

Boats stolen from lake Wade Durham of Thunder Swamp Road, Mount Olive reported Saturday morning that two aluminum boats, one 14-feet long and another 12-feet long, had been stolen from Durham Lake, possibly on Friday. The 14-foot aluminum boat is...

Jaycees present awards

Wayne County native Paul Daw knows, perhaps better than anyone, that it's a rough time to be in the business of farming. But working with crops and livestock on his family's 1,200-acre farm is in his blood, and has been...