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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pair hopes shelter will give homeless a second chance

It's hard enough being homeless, without the added challenge of freezing temperatures. Antoinette Rodgers says it breaks her heart each time she hears of someone dying on the street because it's so cold outside. Even a temporary shelter would...

Employee charged with theft of tools

Power tools from a Goldsboro nursing home began showing up at a local pawn shop, launching an investigation that led to charges against Britthaven of Goldsboro's maintenance director, authorities said. Bernard Keith Upchurch, 48, of Herring Road, Dudley, was jailed...

Jobless rate up a touch for Wayne

The Wayne County unemployment rate increased to 9 percent in November from 8.7 percent in October. The rate had been steadily decreasing since July -- dropping from 9.7 to 8.9 percent in August, then again to 8.8 percent in September,...

Manager: Honesty best plan for county workers

Wayne County Manager Lee Smith's e-mail wishing a "Happy New Year" to all county department managers and employees also admonished them that "honesty is always the best policy." Smith wrote in the e-mail, "If you are ever in doubt...

WCC graduates first JobsNOW class

Wayne Community College has graduated its first JobsNOW class. Seven women have completed all of the requirements for the "12-in-6" worker training initiative of the JobsNOW program, including the skill component, Human Resource Development class and Career Readiness Certification...

Chiefs' welcome

Trinity Richardson was getting restless. She had spent months talking to pictures of her father, Christopher -- blowing him kisses as her mother, Mary Kate, flipped through the pages of her "Daddy book." But Tuesday, for the first time in...

Public record

Death investigation Police officials say they have no reason to believe any foul play was involved in the death of Ronald Hicks, 44, of South Pineview Avenue. Hicks was found dead Monday in his home during the early morning hours,...

New baby for the new year

Two-year-old Antonio Webb Jr., right, looks at his baby sister Asia Danielle Webb, born Friday, New Year's Day, with his father, Antonio Webb Sr., and mother ,Dekeisha, at Wayne Memorial Hospital on Saturday. Asia Danielle Webb was the first baby...

Duplin School Board fights over merger vote

KENANSVILLE - The Duplin County Board of Education took no action Tuesday night on a request by board member Willie Gillespie that the board rescind a facilities plan vote from December. An attentive crowd overflowed into the hallway, many...