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Cherry worker found innocent of beating

A jury found a former Cherry Hospital worker not guilty of a count of felony-level patient abuse or neglect against a Cherry Hospital patient under his care in 2006. James "Allen" Smith, 34, of U.S. 13 outside Goldsboro, was found...

Tobacco rows

Stan West checks two-week-old tobacco plants in a greenhouse on Ballance Farms near Fremont on Wednesday. The young, fragile plants will grow rapidly and soon be ready for transplanting. West said they most likely be moved to their permanent home...

Squadron christens new RED HORSE headquarters

Nearly a year-and-a-half after the 567th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron was established at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, unit commander Col. Timothy Lamb officially opened its headquarters at the site of the former Federal Prison Camp that...

Needy teenagers can get free prom dress from church program

As prom time approaches, there is another option for girls in need to find the right dress. Dana Southerland, owner of Bridal Gallery, started a program, Dana's Wardrobe, three years ago, initially providing dresses from her store or slightly-used...

Jury out deliberating in Cherry beating trial

A former Cherry Hospital worker took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in Wayne County Superior Court against accusations of beating a patient. A jury began deliberations of the charged against James "Allan" Smith, 34, about 4:30 p.m....

Singer will debut new album at home

In Nashville -- AKA Music City -- it's not unusual to hear about record release parties every other week, says Monte Stephens, a record producer with Freedom Records. So when it came time to debut the gospel CD of...

Kindergarten readiness workshop

Parents and guardians are invited to a kindergarten readiness workshop sponsored by WAGES today from 6-7 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library. For more information, call Delaine Tucker at 735-371, ext. 222, or Shelly Willis at 288-1072, ext. 205....

Man arrested in Wallace for heroin

WALLACE -- A self-confessed gang member is in the Duplin County jail under a $1,001,000 bond following his arrest Monday on numerous charges of trafficking in heroin. Sheriff Blake Wallace said Anthony Jamar James, 25, of Wilmington entered the...

MIssing person

William Bailey Suggs, 56, was reported missing on Tuesday. He was last seen wearing a gray fleece jacket and blue jeans. He was last seen leaving his home about 8 a.m. on North West 4th Street in Snow Hill,...

Wakefield to speak at Harrison Lecture

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will hold its 20th annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture in Rodgers Chapel on March 16 at 9:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Andrew Wakefield, associate professor of New Testament and Greek...

Fremont police chief offers safety advice to local senior citizens

Fremont police Chief R.K. Rawlings spoke to a group at the Fremont United Methodist Church Tuesday about safety in the town. The group, 50 Uppers, is made up of community members over the age of 50. "A lot of you...

'Fill the Boot' drive for MDA on Saturday

Wayne County firemen will be out Saturday at the Wal-Marts on Spence Avenue and U.S. 70, seeking donations for their annual Fill the Boot campaign. The annual drive is designed to raise money for the victims of muscular dystrophy. Firefighters...