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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

County jobless rate is down for August

Wayne County saw a decrease in the unemployment rate in August for the first time since April. The county's rate decreased from 9.7 percent in July to 8.9 percent in August. The unemployment rate in April, before it started increasing,...

Robbery suspect to represent himself

A Goldsboro man facing a potential prison sentence of more than 700 years for armed robbery has chosen to represent himself in Wayne County Superior Court. Anthony Jerome Lee, accused of a string of armed robberies of nearly a dozen...

Blue Ribbon Jam fast facts

*The Blue Ribbon Jam is being held to help raise money in honor of the families of two 4th Fighter Wing airmen killed in July in Afghanistan, Capt. Mark McDowell and Capt. Thomas Gramith. *The concert will be held Thursday...

Eastpointe will cut some patient care

Faced with a $4.6 billion budget shortfall this year, the General Assembly looked toward the state mental health system for help balancing its budget, cutting up to $400 million from services for mentally ill patients, substance abusers and the...

Investigation continues into shooting at trailer

KENANSVILLE -- A 17-year-old teenager whose body was found last Friday morning in a mobile home at Albertson had been shot and two "persons of interest" have been questioned in the case, Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said today....

Man shot in head in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Dudley man was shot in the head at a party early Saturday morning, Mount Olive police said Monday. Alcohol is believed to be involved in the shooting of Christopher Lee Pride, 20, of Marshall Drive,...

Public record

Mailbox vandalism Nine Twin Creek Drive residents suffered damage to their mailboxes in a string of vandalism reported on Sunday morning, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. According to a report, deputies are investigating who caused the damage....

Meet the band

The Blue Ribbon Jam was born at the foot of the steps leading to Goldsboro City Hall on a somber Thursday morning when hundreds of Wayne County residents gathered there to honor two men who gave their lives for their...