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Sunday, December 20, 2009

School district facilities chief on paid leave

Longtime Wayne County Public Schools employee Sprunt Hill has been placed on paid leave, school officials said Saturday. "Assistant Superintendent of Auxiliary Services Sprunt Hill was placed on administrative leave with pay, effective Dec. 18, 2009," school spokeswoman Olivia...

Sheriff's Office IDs victim in cemetery

The body found in Evergreen Cemetery Dec. 3 has been identified as 35-year-old Jamie Lee Hinson of Princeton. Hinson was found beaten to death around 8:45 that morning. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office believes he was last seen around 2...

Last minute hustle, bustle keeps cash registers ringing

Randy McNeil will never get those 30 minutes back. After spending "entirely too much time" smelling different samples of perfume at Belk Department Store in the Berkeley Mall, McNeil said he found one that would make the perfect gift. Unfortunately,...

Former cop will assist witnesses and victims

A new federal grant is helping keep victims of crime and witnesses called to testify in their cases separate in Wayne County courtrooms. The grant money is paying for a court position, a "victim witness legal assistant," who works...

Starting new 'Conversations'

Nancy Black knows what it is like to have a son who battles autism. Daniel, 13, has Asperger Syndrome, and while he is high-functioning, social skills are a challenge. Daniel is one of the fortunate few to still receive...

Local volunteer earns award for efforts on behalf of adult patients

Fran Kasey of Wayne County received the Sara Jo Jackson Advo-cacy Award by the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments during its annual award ceremony at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Mrs. Kasey has served on the Wayne County...

Offices will be closed for most of this week

County and municipal offices as well as banks and the post office will operate on holiday schedules over the next two weeks. Most county offices will be closed Dec. 21 through 25. The tax office, register of deeds and...