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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Man wanted in connection with teen's rape

Authorities are searching for a Goldsboro man accused of raping a 16-year-old early Saturday morning, a Wayne County Sheriff's Office detective said. Carlos Reshaen "Shawn" Wright, 34, last known to live on Edgerton Street, faces charges of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree...

Veterans Day parade canceled

After several days of watching weather reports, threat of heavy rain has prompted members of the Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition to cancel Wednesday's Veterans Day parade. "We hate to do it. Hate to do it," said Bill Graham,...

Two N.C. expectant moms die of H1N1

H1N1 is getting even more attention in the state today after the deaths of two pregnant women were announced Monday in North Carolina. Wayne County officials have already announced a mass vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday at the Health Department...

Federal magistrate: No prayer at meeting

Wayne County commissioners this morning said they disagree with a recommendation that the use of prayer to open a board of commissioners meeting in North Carolina violates the First Amendment. The board members said they plan to continue what...

Toy run

Frank Morrow, president of the Wayne County Ghostriders, unloads toys from his motorcycle Saturday at Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mount Olive. About 40 riders dropped off at least one toy each at the church for the Falcon Children's...

Farmer pushes children to seek healthy eating

Will Allen is calling for a "revolution" -- against unhealthy eating habits, children with diabetes and inaccessible, unaffordable food. And Monday, the 2008 MacArthur Fellowship recipient and founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., brought that message to hundreds of...

Hog producer leaves area farmers in limbo

Corn and soybean growers in Wayne and surrounding counties are hurting because one of the state's largest pork-producing companies has filed bankruptcy and is refusing, at least for the present, to pay them for the grain they have already...

Wayne-Duplin BPW names Woman of Year

MOUNT OLIVE -- District Court Judge Carol Jones of Kenansville was honored Thursday night as the Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club Career Woman of the Year. Ms. Jones will compete on the state level where the local club...