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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Raid at Willie concert raises eyebrows

KENANSVILLE -- Enough residents of Duplin County are upset over the drug and alcohol raid on Willie Nelson's tour bus last week that the county prosecutor is reviewing how the operation went down to make sure the charges are...

Icy roads close schools one more day in county

Students had another day off from school today. Officials from Wayne County Public Schools made the decision late Monday afternoon to cancel classes for the second day following the weekend storm that resulted in a snow-and-ice mix that clogged many...

Rec Center up for bid, dog poop a problem

Members of the Goldsboro City Council made swift work of their agenda Monday evening, but several items were covered during their pre-meeting work session that caused a stir inside City Hall. The board agreed to put the proposed Recreation Center...

Duplin boards go over pros, cons for school consolidation

KENANSVILLE - The Duplin Board of Education and Duplin County Commission met in a special session Monday to hear presentations regarding school facilities and to discuss the issue. Jeff Tsai of the Operations Research/Education Lab-oratory at North Carolina State University,...

Regional summit held on job training

ROCKY MOUNT -- More than 100 educators, business leaders and citizens packed Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College Thursday to hear the future workforce needs of the 13-county North Carolina Eastern Regional Partnership for Economic Development and discuss how businesses...

Tuscarora Scouts help with Haiti relief

In a matter of hours, Tuscarora Boy Scouts were able to collect 63 tents, 10 cases of hand sanitizer and six cases of bug spray for medical teams in Haiti. All of the items were donated by local Scouts and...

Public record

Armed robbery A Dudley man reported he was held up at gunpoint outside his home Sunday night, the suspect taking $560, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Silvio Herrera of Odom Farm Drive said. The suspect, described as...

Malpass Brothers at Paramount Sunday

The Paramount Theatre Foundation is pleased to present the return of Best of Wayne featuring The Malpass Brothers, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for seniors 65 and older and children 12 and younger. General admission tickets $12...

Barber honored

On Monday, state NAACP President the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II received the Human Rights Medal Award presented in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-in and the grand opening of the International Civil...