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Monday, November 9, 2009

In memoriam

The following men have been confirmed as sons of Duplin County lost in World War II: * J.D. Albertson -- killed in action Sept. 6, 1944 * John Thomas Avent -- killed in action Aug. 10, 1944 * William Arthur...

State legislators start committee work

After a short break after adjourning in early August, state legislators are getting back to work this month as appointments for various study commissions and task forces are being made. Locally, Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, has been appointed as...

It's all about the smile ...

The Company: Sam's Club The Job: Door greeter and tire technician The Location: Goldsboro When I first arrived at Sam's Club, I wasn't sure what to think about the woman working at the door. "Well, heeeey ladybug!" greeter Vicki Mozingo...

Pitt Memorial to hold free clinic on end-of-life issues

GREENVILLE -- The End-of-Life Care Coalition of Eastern Carolina is sponsoring a free advance care planning clinic at Pitt County Memorial Hospital on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 pm. The clinic begins at 10 a.m. with a short educational...

Silver Alert issued

KINSTON -- Kinston police have issued a silver alert Sunday for a 62-year-old man reported missing since Friday. Miller Jones was reported missing about 3 p.m. He is described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds...

WCC to hold lecture on Tuscarora War

The Tuscarora War will be the topic of this year's Native America Heritage Month lecture at Wayne Community College. Donald Underwood Thompson, who has done extensive research on the 1711-1713 conflict, will talk about the Tuscarora tribe's attempt to...

Court staff moves to third-floor offices

Assistant District Attorney Donya Strong likes the periwinkle blue walls of her new office. The additional space -- the office is about twice the size of her old one -- is "an added bonus." Ms. Strong was among county courthouse...

Health Department promotes diabetes awareness

Diabetes used to be a rare diagnosis. But today, in Wayne County especially, the numbers are increasing, making diabetes the fourth leading cause of death in the county -- right behind heart disease, cancer and stroke. "In every gender and...

Remembering those who served

KENANSVILLE -- Ken Avent was only 11 months old when his father, John, died on a battlefield in France. So instead of reaching back to memories of time they spent together, pictures and stories passed down by his mother are...