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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Accident injures two drivers

BELFAST -- Deputy Daniel Truhan, 47, was heading to an emergency call when his cruiser collided with a pickup truck driven by Susan Pope Watson, 50 early this morning, sending both the deputy and the pickup's driver to the...

Work begins on emergency radio towers

Work on two radio towers for the county's new $9.7 million communications system is under way and should be completed by the first of March. Plans call for the system to be switched on in September. Larry Pearce, president...

Local, state, federal offices closed Friday

Wayne County and local municipal offices will be closed Friday in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. State and federal offices, including the Postal Service, will be closed as well. The Wayne County Tax Office and Register of...

Winter chill

William Casey, of Tidewater Energy in Seven Springs, pumps home heating gas on his route this morning in southern Wayne County. Temperatures dipped below freezing for the second night in a row....

Imani art exhibit takes aim at raising money for cause

Artist Lawrence Durham has shown his work in galleries across eastern North Carolina, but his paintings currently on display in the Imani Christmas Art Gala have a special meaning for him. "Imani" means faith, and the art display being...

Fremont charges five for drugs

FREMONT -- An ongoing drug investigation resulted in five arrests Tuesday night in Fremont. The Fremont Police Department has been doing undercover drug buys in Fremont for the past several weeks. Fremont Police Chief R.K. Rawlings said the initiative...

Mount Olive getting ready for annual New Year's Eve party

Mount Olive's famous giant pickle will fall into its vat at the stroke of midnight again Friday to ring in 2010 at the 11th annual Pickle Drop. This year, the pickle company will open up Vine Street all the...