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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tucker says he won't run again

Duplin County Democrat Russell Tucker says he will not seek a sixth term in the North Carolina House. Tucker, of Pink Hill, announced Monday his plans to retire from the Legislature at the end of the year to spend more...

Mount Olive police find man beaten on street

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Hispanic man found injured on Kelly Street early on Monday morning later died of his injuries, and police are struggling to identify him. Police Chief Ralph Schroeder said police only have a first name, "Arturo,"...

Movie tells story of former plantation owner, emancipation

Larry Monk's great-grandmother told him stories about a Fayetteville slaveholding family, headed by a man named Archibald Monk, that gave the Monk slave descendants their name. Now, through research and a little creative license, Monk's company, Fifth Sun Media,...

County gets ready to talk budget

Wayne County commissioners will be asked Thursday if they can think of any areas the county needs to be working on that aren't currently being addressed. That question and others will be posed during the afternoon session of their...

Duplin road work to begin March 22

Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro will resurface 20 miles of Interstate 40, from mile market 369 in Duplin County to mile marker 389 in Pender County. The road improvement project is one of 43 contracts for highway and bridge...

Mount Olive College hosts second choirfest

Carol Riggs swept onto the stage, standing to the side of the grand piano as she addressed the Goldsboro High School choir. "Have you read the words? Are they a part of you?" she asked, launching into a multifaceted...

Massey honored for years of work, support of local, state, national Granges

DUDLEY -- Lloyd Massey was praised Tuesday night as a mainstay of the local, state and national Grange organizations and whose legacy will help keep that organization going. State Grange President Jimmy Gentry of Statesville was as at the...

Southern Wayne students get help on Habitat house

There's a house going up next to Southern Wayne High School, a future Habitat for Humanity home that 80 students at the school have been working on. John Gerken runs the school's Construction Academy, which he said he developed...

Stop the Funeral showing film tracing Obama's path to victory in North Carolina

The Stop the Funeral Initiative and its covenant partners, in recognition of the importance of Black History Month, will host a viewing of Cash Michaels' film "Obama in N.C. -- The Pathway to History" It will be shown tonight...

B.F. Grady Elementary second area school to win this year

ALBERTSON -- B.F. Grady Elementary is the fourth eastern North Carolina school in two years to win $100,000 from the U.S. Cellular "Calling All Communities" campaign. Students, faculty and parents screamed in surprise Tuesday as more than 100 U.S. Cellular...

Another Dollar General robbed

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the third robbery of a Dollar General store since November 2009, Capt. Tom Effler said this morning. Effler said that the Dollar General at 2469 U.S. 117 South was robbed by three...