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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Memorial planned Tuesday for Capt. McDowell, Capt. Gramith

A memorial has been planned for the 336th Fighter Squadron officers lost in Afghanistan early Saturday morning when their F-15E Strike Eagle crashed in the country's Ghazni Province. Capt. Mark R. McDowell and Capt. Thomas J. Gramith will be remembered...

Princeton man, 71, dies after being hit by truck

GREENVILLE -- A Princeton man hit by a tractor trailer on July 6 has died, the Highway Patrol said. William Godwin, 71, had been in critical condition since a tractor trailer struck him while he was standing in the...

Fremont will challenge outcome of sewer project

FREMONT -- Recent sewer projects are draining the patience of some Fremont officials. At Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, board members discussed in closed session their concerns about an engineering services contract with The Wooten Co. Kerry McDuffie, town...

Firefighters cannot find cause for house fire

PRINCETON -- Authorities say the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a Luby Smith Road home on Sunday is undetermined. Kevin Berube, 27, a former Princeton resident who now lives in Palm Springs, Fla., told police he had returned...

Coping with loss

Maj. Bill O'Sullivan is no stranger to tragedy. Helping people cope with loss comes with the territory when you're an Air Force chaplain. But his experiences have taught him that when the worst happens, anyone can be a shoulder to...

Police want help to ID body found in house

Goldsboro police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man found dead July 4 in an abandoned home. The unidentified body was found in a house behind Affordable Storage at 200 Fedelon Trail, off North William street,...

WCC fees going up for some courses

Fees for continuing education courses at Wayne Community College are going up this fall, reflecting recent changes outlined by the General Assembly and approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. The move set the rates for courses that...

Re-enacting Rome at VBS

Mike Palmer, right, tells the story of Paul's house arrest under Roman rule during the First Baptist Church of Goldsboro's Vacation Bible School. While under house arrest, Paul was still allowed visitors and continued his teaching....

14-year-old conservative author energizes Republican Party at rally

Jonathan Krohn, known to some as "Little Mr. Conservative," visited Goldsboro this weekend, espousing a message that trumpeted conservative ideals. In a 20-minute speech to a crowd of about 50 people, Jonathan, 14, invoked the words of Adam Smith,...

Library to host three-day 'Geeks and Gamers' event

The fourth annual "Geeks and Gamers" will be held next month at the Wayne County Public Library. The three days of games and books will be held Friday, Aug. 14 from 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15 from 12-5 p.m.;...

Licensing changes coming soon to DMV offices

Driver's license offices in Goldsboro and Mount Olive next week will be among the area's 16 offices that will be closed for half a day as the state changes driver's license offices in 14 eastern North Carolina counties from...