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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

City police still seek Internet cafe thief

Police are still looking for a man caught on video during a robbery of an Internet cafe on South Berkeley Boulevard last week. Sgt. Chad Calloway said police do not have the man's name, but because the picture of...

Early voting opens Thursday

One-stop early voting for the May 4 partisan primary will begin Thursday morning and continue through May 1 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 209 S. Williams St. That will be the county's only one-stop location, Board...

Two members of 335th Fighter Squadron receive Distinguished Flying Cross

It should have been a successful ambush -- some 250 insurgents surrounding an 80-man Coalition outpost tucked deep in one of the many valleys scattered across Afghanistan. But when a troops-in-contact call reached the cockpit of an F-15E Strike Eagle...

Wayne jobless rate drops for February

The Wayne County unemployment rate dropped in February for the first time since October. The February unemployment rate was 9.8 percent, down from 9.9 percent in January. The rate was 9.2 percent in December and 9.0 percent in November. "It...

All-County Choral Festival concert set for Thursday at Dillard Middle

The annual All-County Choral Festival for Wayne County Public Schools will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Dillard Middle School, with 29 schools represented. More than 260 chorus students were chosen to participate in the vocal showcase....

Post offices won't stay open later

The deadline for mailing 2009 federal tax returns is Thursday and Postal Service offices in North Carolina will close that day at their normal times. Taxpayers are encouraged to mail their returns prior to close of business. The only options...

Jury to examine evidence in 2006 murder

A jury was selected Monday in the murder trial of William Earl Bandy, who is accused of shooting and killing a 31-year-old Dudley man in March 2006. Judge Paul Jones, the senior resident judge in Lenoir County, is presiding...

First tobacco planting

Antonio Saucezo carries trays of young tobacco plants to be transplanted on the farm of Major and Tony Jones of the Smith Chapel community in southern Wayne this morning. The Joneses got a jump on most tobacco farmers by starting...