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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Suspect sought in three armed store robberies

Three convenience store clerks were robbed at knife point early this morning, and authorities believe the three incidents may be related. On-call Detective Mike Kabler responded to the first two robberies, the first at 1908 U.S. 117 South around...

Catching a break

From left, Will Harris, Koby Miller and Mason Bass cool off with iced treats between Wayne County Babe Ruth games at the Grantham ball park Tuesday evening. Temperatures topped 90 degrees during the day and had only decreased slightly by...

Public record

'Fecal matter' wiped on house Miller Johnson of Herbert Street, 75, told a Goldsboro police officer that unknown suspects wiped "fecal matter" on the front of a South Georgia Avenue home that he owns, police said. Damages to the...

Cherry Hospital faces potential school loss

The future of Riverbend School at Cherry Hospital could be at risk, if the state decides to cut back on services of schools at psychiatric hospitals. Currently, school services must be provided to young patients, particularly those hospitalized for longer...

New boss starts his first day at college

MOUNT OLIVE -- Although students at Mount Olive College won't be moving into dormitories for the fall semester until August, a newcomer is settling in today on campus. This morning marked the start of Dr. Philip Paul Kerstetter's first day...

Mission ready: Kwast knows this is the real-life test

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Steve Kwast is no longer the young Air Force lieutenant who flew into Iraq during the early stages of Operation Desert Storm. He is not the same kind of leader he was a year ago,...

Animal activist freed Monday after reaching $1,000 fundraising goal

After 78 hours locked in a cage outside Tractor Supply Co. on Cashwell Drive, Tammie Hedges received a donation Monday evening that pushed her over her goal of $1,000 and she was able to get out. She had entered...

Church helping people find jobs

Janet Stevens worked 15 years for the Salvation Army before being told on May 1 that the organization was having to cut back and she would be let go. Since then, Stevens has been on the job hunt, but...

Junior Miss Program looking for constestants

The Wayne County Junior Miss Program is looking for high school senior girls to participate in a new scholarship opportunity. Wayne County Junior Miss is part of a nationwide endeavor to honor and reward the nation's outstanding young women...

Man saves choking woman's life

Jimmy Frederick looked out the window of his classroom at Vocation Rehabilitation and saw co-worker Gloria Bass frantically clutching her throat. She was gasping for air and pointing at her throat. In an instant, Frederick knew what was wrong...