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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Come one, come all to the circus

Lions and tigers and ligers? Oh my. The world's largest circus under the big top, Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars, has pitched its 136 feet wide by 231 feet long tent and present an extravaganza of entertainment that starts...

Mount Olive officials say taxes likely to stay same

MOUNT OLIVE -- Faced with rising expenses and payments on its new sewer treatment plant, the town of Mount Olive likely will increase sewer rates by 5 percent to avoid raising property taxes. The Mount Olive Board of Commissioners,...

Veterans group makes plans for Memorial Day celebration

Memorial Day might be two months away, but those in charge of the local observance are already gearing up for a weekend dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Members of the Wayne County Veterans and...

Lawyer seeks delay in Marine's trial

JACKSONVILLE -- The lawyer for a former North Carolina-based Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague has asked to delay the trial three months because of a knee injury. In a motion filed on Monday, Richard McNeil said a...

Local church sets stage for annual Easter weekend event

For the eighth year in a row, Whitley Church in Princeton will bring the story of Easter to life. "The Cross and the Crown," which was written by Outreach and Kid's Church pastor Jimmy Bryant and his wife, Jean, tells...

These angels provide more than pennies

When Helen Harwood sees a need, her natural inclination is to respond. Ideally, she'd like to help everyone she can. As patient advocate at Southeastern Medical Oncology Center, it's part of her daily job. She assists patients with rent,...

Lightning hits part of SWHS

Lightning struck Southern Wayne High School late Sunday night during a storm that blew through Wayne County. Damages were confined to one of the modular units, as well as the WISH Center, the school-based health center, said Ken Derksen, public...

Making Easter baskets

Alethia Keith, right, Goldsboro senior administration specialist, and Sue Chance, Goldsboro community affairs specialist, assemble Easter baskets in Goldsboro City Hall. The Easter baskets were sold as a fundraiser for the Mayor's Youth Council Scholarship Fund. More than 100 baskets...

Tea Party rally to be April 15 at City Hall

The second annual Tea Party Rally will be held Thursday, April 15, at City Hall on Center Street from noon until 1:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Citizens for Constitutional Liberties, a non-partisan political action group...

All County Band concert set for Thursday at Dillard Middle

Band students from 15 middle and high schools will showcase their talents Thursday night during the annual All County Band Festival, which starts at 7 p.m. at Dillard Middle School. More than 130 students will participate in the concert,...