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Friday, April 16, 2010

Agriculture secretary visits Mt. Olive Pickle Co.

MOUNT OLIVE -- North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and the Commissioner's Circle visited the Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Thursday to take a tour and talk about food safety. The circle members -- a group of farmers from across...

Courage to lead

The threat was credible: A suicide bomber was likely walking among the Afghan nationals and U.S. service members working on Bagram Airfield -- targeting assets on the flight line. Then-336th Fighter Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Neil Allen was one...

Tea for 200+

It was advertised as the second annual Tea Party Rally, but to any unsuspecting person who happened by City Hall Thursday afternoon it might have seemed more like a Republican Party rally -- five of the eight speakers were...

In tune ... countywide

The All-County Elementary school chorus sings and dances to "An American Song" during the 2010 All-County Festival, which was met by a standing ovation Thursday from the packed auditorium at Dillard Middle School....

Group hopes Saturday event will help start neighborhood watches

Leo Daughtry recently came home to a nasty surprise, finding broken windows outside and shattered glass throughout the interior of his Madison Avenue home. "With all the shattered glass, it looked like a bomb went off," Daughtry said of...

Duplin gets different calendars for 2010-11

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will operate on a slightly different schedule in 2010-11 than students attending the county's high schools. The Duplin Board of Education decided on the two-schedule system at its last meeting...

Would-be burglars had bad timing

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Two men who allegedly burglarized a home near Seven Springs on Tuesday had poor timing -- breaking in almost immediately after two Sheriff's Office detectives served a warrant at a house next door, authorities said. The...

Bandy will face time for shooting

A Wayne County Superior Court jury dramatically reduced the most serious charge against William Earl Bandy Jr., 29, Thursday, finding him guilty on three counts, none of which was murder. The jury, comprised of 10 women and two men,...

Public record

Wire theft at church More than $800 worth of copper wire was stolen from Yelverton United Methodist Church on Faro Road, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported. Two atrium windows at the church also had been smashed, causing about $580...