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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rockets return

Liberti Cross loves airplanes, so the prospect of spending part of her sixth birthday watching one land on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line was enough to keep her awake as Monday evening wore on to Tuesday. But...

Wayne students allowed to watch address

Wayne County teachers were the arbitrators of which students saw President Barack Obama's televised speech today to the nation's school children. "We are leaving it up to the individual classrooms teachers to decide if it is a legitimate part...

Former county finance officer dies at 58

Norman Ricks, who served as Wayne County government's finance officer for more than 20 years, died Sunday. He was 58. Ricks, whose low-key demeanor and financial acumen helped guide Wayne during some of its most tumultuous years, had suffered...

President Obama's school speech

Hello everyone -- how's everybody doing today? I'm here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we've got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I'm glad you all could join us today....

Rumors abound on November contests

With the 2009 session of the state General Assembly over and filing for the 2010 primaries only a few months away, rumors about who might be run and who might retire are beginning to fly. One has former state...

Car seat checkpoint will have festival feel

Highway Patrol Troopers Bennie Grady and Jimmy Graham know there are some folks who would normally rather avoid them when they see them. Burton said he thinks that fear keeps a lot of people from showing up at child-seat...

Rocketeers back from Afghanistan

Hundreds of members of the 336th Rocketeers -- F-15E Strike Eagle air crews, maintainers and support personnel -- returned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base early this morning, marking the end of a tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan that...