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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pilot laid to rest in service at Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A burial service was held this morning for one of two 4th Fighter Wing officers who died in Afghanistan July 18. 336th Fighter Squadron Capt. Mark McDowell was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery as his...

Planning board eyes changes to county's rules for mobile homes

The Wayne County Planning Board Tuesday night recommended only one change to proposed alterations of the county's mobile home park ordinance that will be discussed by commissioners when they meet next week. The board wants commissioners to state, in...

Early voting starts

One-stop early voting began today for the Nov. 3 municipal elections and will continue through Oct. 31 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office at 209 S. William St. Hours will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 15...

Strike up the band

Lt. Col. Alan Sierichs, the commander and music director of the United States Air Force Band, leads the group during its performance at Mount Olive College's Kornegay Arena on Wednesday night. The band played a variety of classical pieces, along...

Kitty Askins breaks ground on 12-bed expansion project

Groundbreaking for the long-awaited expansion of Kitty Askins Hospice Center was set for Wednesday and no amount of rain could dampen the spirits of those gathered for the ceremonies. Officials simply moved the hour-long festivities under a large tent, where...

State's form change delay could affect tax payments

Businesses, beware. The monthly or quarterly ritual of reporting state sales tax might be more complicated this month due to an unexpected change in paperwork. When state legislators approved a tax increase that raised combined state and county taxes to...

Arson attempted at courthouse, again

A toilet paper arsonist struck the Wayne County Courthouse for the third time in recent months Tuesday morning, authorities said Wednesday. Housekeeping staff stumbled onto the fire just after 8 a.m., when a housekeeper entered the first-floor bathroom, according...

Seasonal flu clinic set for next Friday

The Wayne County Health Department will hold a mass seasonal flu clinic on Friday, Oct. 23, from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It will be open to the public. Flu shots will be provided on a first come, first...

Missing person

Shauna Hayes, 31, has been missing since Sept. 30. She was last seen at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Goldsboro Police Department Investigator Paige Learnard confirmed that Ms. Hayes was released from the hospital on that date. Investigators and hospital staff will...

Duplin cancer fundraising festival set for Saturday

KENANSVILLE -- Volunteers are needed for the "Hogs n' Hens" barbecue cook-off and festival at the Duplin County Events Center Saturday. "Hogs n' Hens for Hope" is the first major fundraiser for the recently launched North Carolina chapter of...

Aycock birthplace showing 'Anatomy of a Murder'

FREMONT -- Fifty years ago, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy was running for president, it cost as little as a quarter to see stars like Elizabeth Taylor or Jerry Lewis light up Goldsboro's Paramount movie theatre, and the Gov. Charles...

Capt. Mark McDowell laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Hundreds of family members and comrades of Capt. Mark McDowell gathered on Fort Meyer at the Old Post Chapel earlier this morning before making their way to Arlington National Cemetery where they paid their final respects to the fighter pilot...