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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Duplin Events Center will lose manager

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Events Center management company VenuWorks will serve out the remaining time on its existing contract with the county but will not seek to renew the deal. "We have withdrawn from the Request For Proposals process that...

Grimes to challenge Butterfield for U.S. House

Jerry Michael Grimes II takes pride in his unusual route to politics. "One voter complimented me, 'You're an anti-politician.' I'm certainly anti-establishment," he said. Grimes, who lives in Goldsboro, is running for the opportunity to represent the Republican Party...

Special Olympian will take part in U.S. competition

Wayne County native Dianne Jordan's favorite part of competitive bowling is round, shiny and golden. "I like it when I throw in the middle every time, and I win the medal," she said with a smile. As a Special Olympics...

Health Department seeing increasing syphilis infections

There is a syphilis epidemic in Wayne County, Health Director James Roosen says -- one that if left untended, could become a widespread problem. "We have a very high rate of syphilis -- probably among the highest in the state,"...

Pipeline under Spence forces repair

Staring some 15 feet down through one of several large holes along Spence Avenue near its intersection with Elm Street, City Engineer Marty Anderson said he did not feel comfortable even walking on the section of the popular thoroughfare closed...

Woman in fatal wreck identified

A Mount Olive woman was killed when she ran into a tree on N.C. 403 just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, a Duplin County Highway Patrol sergeant said this morning. Falling snow may have played a role in the death, according...

Southern Wayne student named 'Youth of the Year'

A Southern Wayne High School senior has been named Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. Myron Roberts was recognized for his character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community, officials...