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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

County patients caught in UNC data loss

Elizabeth "Ann" Thompson thought she was just getting a mammogram. Instead, the Pricetown woman also got entered into a large, federally approved database that included sensitive, personally identifiable information like Social Security numbers, last names and birth dates. And because...

Alleged cop shooter pleads to gun charge

A man accused of a weapons charge related to the shooting of a Goldsboro police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a news release earlier this week. Jerome Demond Wright, 26, formerly...

Spelling to help county's schools

The line to the buffet table at Lane Tree Country Club Tuesday night looked like contestants from "Let's Make a Deal" -- from beauty queens and Dr. Seuss characters, nerds and cowboys, to the Beatles, including Yoko Ono and Ed...

Dog pack pins buck outside of courthouse

A buck being chased by a pack of stray dogs caused trouble at the Wayne County Courthouse this morning, law enforcement officials say. Blood splatter on the court- house atrium doors was the first thing some early visitors saw this...

North Drive student earns $20,000 ASU scholarship

Alize Wright arrived at school more reserved than usual on Tuesday, her principal at North Drive Elementary School, Carol Artis, said. The fourth-grader might have appeared to be quiet and shy, but on the inside she was preparing to...

Norwayne giving students tools to stand against bullies

From the time children start school, bullying takes on different forms -- teasing, picking on others who are different, even escalating into threats or physical violence. Nationwide, it has soared to epidemic proportions, and has been blamed as part...

MOPD receives new technology, including in-car cameras

The Mount Olive Police Department went shopping last week for new pieces of technical equipment that will hopefully help officers keep the public, and themselves, safe while they are on the job. The department installed Monday two new office computers...

DOT making Dudley intersection four-way stop

Rain has delayed the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to turn the intersection of Sleepy Creek Road (State Route 1120) and Emmaus Church Road (S.R. 1932) east of Dudley in Wayne County into a four-way stop. Currently, vehicles on...