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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Seymour Johnson AFB gets OK for new Mission Support facility

By next summer, construction is expected to begin on a $10 million facility that will house the 4th Fighter Wing's Mission Support Group, thanks to a contract recently awarded to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by the U.S. Army...

Officers look into alleged assault, kidnap

Authorities in Wayne and Halifax counties are investigating a woman's report that she was kidnapped after picking up a hitchhiker in southern Wayne County. Late on Tuesday night, the woman's "significant other," Richard Moore, reported Kimberly Diane Matthews missing,...

Radio personality Jerry Wayne, 38, dies of cancer

Radio disc jockey Jerry Wayne Sandusky, whose enthusiasm for charity work helped raise thousands of dollars for everything from the Relay for Life to the Children's Miracle Network and helped make him a local celebrity, died Wednesday from cancer...

Farm animals ready for fair debut

Although the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair doesn't officially open until 4 p.m. today, Jeff Turner began getting ready at 4:30 a.m. Turner, the 4-H program director at Shiloh Farm, started preparing the chickens, ducks, turkeys and pheasants to be...

New laws take effect today

Beginning today, residents will face new state bans on wooden pallets, oil filters and plastic bottles at the county landfill. Residents should sort their plastic bottles by number, which typically can be found on the bottom of your bottle, usually...

Fundraiser set for former deputy Wells

As a young child, Billy Wells dreamed of becoming a police officer and helping people in his community. But late last year that dream ended as he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer -- a non-seminoma choriocarcinoma...