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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Deputies make arrest in series of break-ins

KENANSVILLE -- An arrest has been made in connection with more than 104 residential jewelry thefts across Duplin and Onslow counties, officials announced. Sheriff Blake Wallace said deputies arrested Thomas Duane Ruckman, 34, 766 Grace St., Jacksonville, Wednesday in connection...

WATCH eyes five-year plan for expansion

Wayne Action Teams for Community Health has continued to add more and more patients since opening a second clinic, with officials now introducing a five-year plan for future expansion. Sissy Lee-Elmore, executive director, updated the organization's board Wednesday. Family nurse...

Boo It scheduled for Friday in city

Halloween will come twice this year for those children who attend "Boo It" in downtown Goldsboro Friday evening. The annual Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. event, set to run from 4 to 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Commons, will offer pumpkin painting,...

Cherry worker acquitted on abuse charges

After one final review of surveillance video, a jury took less than five minutes to acquit a Cherry Hospital worker of an assault charge at trial on Wednesday in Wayne County Superior Court. Sheila Yvetta Lane, 38, of Royal...

Boys & Girls Club installs new metal bleachers

The 40-year-old bleachers at the Boys and Girls Club have been replaced. Three sets of state-of-the-art aluminum bleachers were recently installed, replacing five sets that have been at the Royall Avenue site since around 1969, said Mary Ann Dudley, executive...

A 'Thriller' of a fundraiser

Students from Greenwood Middle School joined forces with people from all around the world in an attempt to break the world record for largest simultaneous dance by dancing Michael Jackson's "Thriller," on Saturday afternoon.  Ninety-four students and four teachers danced...

Coin show set for weekend

The Fourth Annual Wayne County Coin Club Coin Show is happening Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 105 E. Chestnut St. Barry Hauck, Show organizer and owner of Goldsboro Jewelry and Pawn, said the show is a great...

False alarm evacuates Wayne County Courthouse

The Wayne County Courthouse was briefly evacuated on Wednesday morning after a false alarm involving cigarette smoke, a county official said. County Buildings and Grounds Facilities Director Sue Farmer said that someone pulled a fire alarm after smelling cigarette...

Duplin deputies seize 87 grams of crack

KENANSVILLE -- A Sanford man who was allegedly trafficking in cocaine in Duplin County was arrested on numerous drug charges after Duplin County Sheriff's deputies stopped his vehicle recently on N.C. 403 near Faison, Sheriff Blake Wallace said Wednesday....