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Monday, August 17, 2009

Famed country music disc jockey loses his battle

Longtime Wayne County radio personality Chester Thompson, 80, died Sunday morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital after spending a week there in critical condition following a one-car crash. And as funeral arrangements are being made, those who knew the host of...

Back to school: Wayne Country Day opens

Wayne Country Day fourth-grader Grayson Strickland hands his folders to Marsha Compton on his first day back in school. More than 250 students reported to class this morning. Some private schools in Wayne are already started back for the fall...

Planning on agenda again for county

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will consider amending zoning ordinances to regulate off-street parking and loading. Tomorrow's meeting will begin with an 8 a.m. briefing session followed by the formal gathering at 9 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room...

Students will get look at classrooms this week

Signaling the start of a new school year, Wayne County Public Schools will hold open house events this week. The annual back-to-school nights offer an opportunity to welcome new and returning students to the classroom. It's also an opportunity for...

MOC looks forward to solid financial year, development

Despite the economic downturn, Mount Olive College is going strong, offering scholarships to students and even moving forward with campus improvement projects. Much of the private college's funding comes from donations and gifts to the school and the Original Free...

Come jam downtown and help families

A month after a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base F-15E went down in Afghanistan, officials from the communities that surround the installation are planning a benefit concert for the families Capt. Mark McDowell and Capt. Thomas Gramith left behind. Downtown...

Suspect sought in city shooting

Police are looking for a Pikeville man who allegedly shot a 34-year-old Seaboard Street man on Saturday night. Goldsboro Police Sgt. Chad Calloway said that the victim, Marlow Holmes, was seriously injured in the shooting, which occurred about 10:45 p.m....