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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two from SJAFB killed in jet crash

Air Force officials released Sunday the names of the two Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airmen who died when their F-15E Strike Eagle crashed in eastern Afghanistan Saturday morning. The airmen, who were recovered by U.S. and Coalition forces shortly...

Access, property rights occupy board

What started as a Planning Board review of the action points of the county's long-range comprehensive plan Tuesday night turned into a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the rights of property owners, safety versus the economics of subdivision access...

Not many say they want to be on November ballot

Only a handful of races have developed for this November's municipal and sanitary water district elections including ones for mayor in Mount Olive and Pikeville and another for the Pikeville town board. Meanwhile, it appears that write-in votes will...

WCPS to host annual summer institute Aug. 4-6

Teachers and parents will have their own version of summer school next month, featuring opportunities to promote student success. Wayne County Public Schools will host its fourth annual Summer Institute in the Raper Building at Mount Olive College Aug....

Bell of Bell Homes now branching into property repair work

The slow economy might be a hindrance for some, but John T. Bell took the opportunity to start another company. Bell, owner of Bell Homes, is branching out into property maintenance as managing member of the new company Absolute...

More risky weather

Heavy, dark clouds roll in Friday near Pineview Cemetery Road as the severe weather that hit eastern North Carolina speeds through Wayne County. Little damage was reported in the county after the severe thunderstorms -- and the lightning that accompanied...

Taking safety into their own hands

"Hi-yah!" The yell came from 19 throats, but it still wasn't loud enough for Brenda Calloway's satisfaction. "Try it from here," she said, gesturing lower on her chest. This time, the students in the senior citizen self-defense class put some...

Former resident to talk about National Black Theater Festival

A former Goldsboro resident turned director, actor and writer is returning to Wayne County to speak about his experiences and upcoming performance at the National Black Theater Festival. Ayinde Hurrey will be featured as part of the college's "A...

Eastpointe LME employees honored

Rita Hodges and Nancy Moore, both from the Eastpointe Local Management Entity, were recently recognized with the N.C. Council of Community Programs 2009 Area Board Leadership Award to honor her commitment to those in need of mental health, developmental...

Partnership to offer free swim lessons

Free swimming lessons for young children will be offered later this month. But space is limited, so parents are advised to register early, said David Poythress of Partnership for Children of Wayne County. The Partnership is sponsoring the two-week course...

AT&T Call Center workers collect 5,700 cans for needy

A competitive drive and a desire to give led to local AT&T employees donating more than 5,000 canned goods to United Way of Wayne County. Employees of the AT&T Call Center on U.S. 117 brought in 5,700 canned goods to...

Public record

Armed robbery A Lee's Country Club Road man said he was assaulted and robbed in his home Thursday by three unknown suspects who held him and an 88-year-old woman at gunpoint, according to a report. Elbert Overton, 53, told the...