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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Man, 27, pleads to 2nd degree murder

A Mount Olive man accused in the shooting death of a Goldsboro man pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Monday afternoon. Michael Lee Shipman, 27, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Javonnie Donta Langston in Wayne County Superior...

Officials: They saw Northrop Grumman decision coming

Wayne County officials said they are disappointed, but not entirely surprised by Northrop Grumman Corp.'s announcement that it is dropping out of the competition to build refueling tankers for the Air Force. Despite the Monday announcement, the local leaders,...

Two charged in thefts

A Poplar Street man accused of brandishing a utility knife and "charging" a Rosewood Wal-Mart loss prevention officer Satur-day evening and then leading police on a high-speed chase faces charges, and a female accomplice also was jailed for her...

Duplin County EMS earn national championship

The Duplin County Emergency Medical Service teamed up with the Cumberland County-based Cape Fear Valley EMS to bring a national EMS championship, and more than $20,000 in medical equipment, home to North Carolina. Members of both EMS departments combined forces...

Wayne County student earns NCSU Park Scholarship

A Wayne County senior attending N.C. School of Science and Math has been named a Park Scholar, receiving a full ride to attend N.C. State University in the fall. Joshua Chappell previously attended Southern Wayne High School before being accepted...

DGDC looks into theft from bank account

A Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. bank account was breached late last week and purchases -- to the tune of $2,100 -- were made. But DGDC executive director Julie Thompson said the bank, and members of her staff, have been...

Employee hurt Friday at Cherry

A Cherry Hospital staff member was "inadvertently" injured Friday while trying to transport patients on the grounds, officials said Monday. An internal investigation is being conducted into the incident, said Mark Van Sciver, spokesman for the N.C. Department of Health...

Former Cherry employee answering assault charge

A former Cherry Hospital worker facing one count of felony abuse and neglect of a patient entered a plea of not guilty in Wayne County Superior Court Monday afternoon. James Allan Smith, 34, of U.S. 13, Goldsboro, is accused...