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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Police find $50,000 in meth in man's car after traffic stop

Nearly $50,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine was found sitting in the seat pocket of a Newton Grove man's vehicle on Wednesday, authorities said. Deputy Mike Smiley of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said James Alton Williford, 45, of Clinton Street,...

Volunteer rolls get harder to recruit

Nearly a year after the closing of Volunteer Wayne, some area agencies are already feeling its effects. Volunteer Wayne, a program that actively recruited and connected volunteers with nonprofit and charitable organizations in Wayne County, closed its doors last Dec....

Raindrops keep falling on their heads

RAINY ESCAPE: Rosewood High School cross country runners Meghan Millard, left, and Autumn Goff, center, run for cover with their coach Lindsay Barwick as heavy rains and thunderstorms delay the start of the Carolina 1-A cross country meet at Cliffs...

Interim director takes top job at local shelter

More education, increasing the number of animal adoptions and promoting the county's spay and neuter program will be among the top priorities of Vicki Falconer -- the county's new animal control director. The position had been vacant since June...

Air Force wife writes new book for children

Carla Nolan still gets emotional when she looks back some 16 years to the day she decided to write a children's book about being a member of an Air Force family. She can still hear her then-2-year-old son ask why...