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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kerstetter officially takes reins as MOC president

MOUNT OLIVE -- Alumni, friends and supporters of Mount Olive College officially welcomed college President Dr. Philip Kerstetter into office Friday in a ceremony seen only three times before in the private institution's 59-year history. Kerstetter, the fourth person...

Shooter will serve time for federal charge

A man charged in connection with the 2008 shooting of a Goldsboro police officer has been sentenced to prison time on federal charges in connection with the crime. Jerome Demond Wright, 26, of Goldsboro, has been sentenced to 120...

Kelly takes last flight as 4FW commander

His flight suit still dripping -- courtesy of the traditional post-sortie hose down -- Col. Mark Kelly pulled his wife and daughter in for a quick kiss and long embrace Friday afternoon. But his focus quickly shifted to the...

WCC speaker to tie Fort Macon to Wayne

Fort Macon ranger and historian Paul R. Branch Jr. will discuss the fort's history and connections to Wayne County in a talk at Wayne Community College on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium. A Carteret County native, Branch...

Vendors being sought for 10th Ole Timey Days

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Vendors are being sought for the 10th annual Ole Timey Days Festival in Seven Springs that will be held Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. People interested in operating a vendor booth should call...

Baseball league to hold fundraising golf tournament Saturday afternoon

TEAMMATES and the Mount Olive Parks and Recreation Department are joining to sponsor an inaugural TEAMMATES Golf Tournament on Saturday at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course to help raise money for the TEAMMATES baseball program in Mar Mac and...

Sub teacher training Thursday

Substitute teacher training will be offered from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday at WAGES at 507 E. Royall Ave. To attend the training, candidates must obtain a substitute packet from WAGES and take a criminal records check to the...

Ride for the Red set for Saturday

The sixth annual Blue Knights NC IX "Ride for the Red" fundraiser will be held on Saturday. *Registration for the ride and breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. at the Wayne County Red Cross office at 600 N. George...

MOC receives honor for its community service

MOUNT OLIVE -- Even as Mount Olive College students and staff celebrated earning national recognition for their dedication to community service, they were already forging ahead with the next outreach project to help needy families. More than 50 families...

Smith proud of different approach to photography

Walking into Image Worx Photography studio isn't like walking into a traditional studio. The walls are black and a conference table is propped up on top of steel trashcans in the urban, New York-style studio. "It's like nothing you've...

Local gas war pushes lines onto U.S. 70

A grand-opening promotion offering gas at $1.99 per gallon sparked a gas war Friday creating lines at the pumps reminiscent of those seen during the gas shortage of the 1970s. And at one station, traffic was backed up onto...

Duplin's top teacher, principal honored

KENANSVILLE -- As Duplin County Teacher of the Year Selina Riley-Gurganus watched eager students walk to the podium Tuesday night to receive their own special recognitions, her heart tightened a little. It's what the East Duplin High School teacher...

Two sentenced for roles in 2008 Duplin murder

Jordan Guy and Ivan Wallace, both age 17 years at the time of the offense, were sentenced in Duplin County Superior Court on March 15 for accessory after the fact to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Derrick Shonte...

Paid service predicted by Duplin fire officials

KENANSVILLE -- Volunteer fire departments are struggling with higher costs, stricter training requirements and other changes that are making it harder for them to protect lives and property. Duplin County may have to consider moving to a paid firefighter...

The battle: Take Two

BENTONVILLE -- Nearly 4,000 re-enactors are in this rural Johnston County community this weekend to recreate the Civil War Battle of Bentonville -- an event expected to draw close to 40,000 people to the site and pump millions of...