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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Road cost shift has counties concerned

The looming legislative short session is expected to be something of a wild card as Wayne County government leaders begin an already challenging budget process. "I think we are doing the right (budget) things," County Manager Lee Smith said. "We...

Schools need more mentors

Volunteers and mentors are making a difference at Goldsboro High School, but more are still needed, several said during a celebratory luncheon at the school Wednesday. Communities in Schools Director Sudie Davis said an estimated 60 volunteers have stepped forward...

Celebrating black history

Daejahne Edwards dances with her classmates during Mount Olive Middle School's celebration of Black History Month. Negro League Player Hubert Wooten and State Sen. Don Davis spoke to the students on the importance of hard work and doing their school...

Heath seeks another term

District Court Judge Beth Heath has announced she will seek re-election to another term in the 8th Judicial District that includes Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties. In 2002, Heath became the first woman elected to the 8th Judicial District...

Woman injured in wreck

A woman was seriously injured and two others were also taken to the hospital after an early morning crash at Hare and Tommy's roads, fire and Highway Patrol personnel at the scene said. A person familiar with the accident...

Legislator pens protest ode about Willie's band's arrest

Musicians, marijuana, moonshine and revenuers -- sounds like something Willie Nelson might sing about. "He came from Abbott, Texas all the way to Caroline "A place called Duplin County where we grow and drink the wine. "The law converged...

Franklin to speak about African American museum

Former Smithsonian program manager and curator John W. Franklin will give a special Black History Month presentation tomorrow at the Wayne County Museum. Franklin specializes in the history and traditions of communities of the African Diaspora. He has previously developed...

Tickets on sale now for 145th anniversary of Battle of Bentonville

FOUR OAKS -- Advance tickets for North Carolina's largest Civil War re-enactment, the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville slated for March 20-21, are still available, but organizers report that tickets are selling at more than twice the...

May primary election filing deadline is Friday

The deadline for filing for the May primary is noon Friday. Incumbents in the district and state partisan seats who are up for re-election include: District Attorney Branny Vickory; Sheriff Carey Winders; Clerk of Superior Court Pam Minshew; District...

Police raid home, find ecstasy and cocaine

An East Walnut Street woman had more than a quarter-pound of cocaine, 155 "ecstasy" pills and a little less than three ounces of marijuana when police raided her home on Wednesday morning, according to a report. Vanity Starlene Wyche,...