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Friday, May 21, 2010

Duplin OKs new chief for schools

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education voted Thursday to hire a new superintendent for the county schools. Dr. Austin Obasohan will take over running the 9,000-student system July 1. School board Chairman Reginald Kenan and members Emily Manning,...

Fremont board proposes rate hikes in budget

FREMONT -- The Fremont Board of Aldermen discussed the town's proposed budget at its meeting Tuesday. The budget does not include an increase in electric rates, but does include hikes in water and sewer rates. The proposed budget calls...

To Beth, with love

RALEIGH -- As darkness fell on Glenwood Avenue, Tim Lamb maintained a steady pace -- the same light jog that had carried him, in just under three hours, some 15 miles. To passers-by, the sight of a lone runner making...

Relay for Life shuttles available

Shuttle buses will be available to bring people from the Wayne Community College parking lot to the Relay site. Attendees are urged to bring blankets and lawn chairs because there might not be enough bleacher space available....

Man located after Silver Alert

MOUNT OLIVE -- An elderly Mount Olive resident was located Tuesday after police issued a Silver Alert for a missing person. Harold Grey Jones, 82, of Smith Chapel Road was reportedly found to be safe at a hotel in Wallace...

Celebrating survival

They came to celebrate, the more than 600 people who packed First Pentecostal Holiness Church Thursday night. And while there were balloons, birthday cupcakes, party hats and presents, the cancer survivors and caregivers as well as the Relay for Life...

Law enforcement holds torch run today

Law enforcement was carrying the torch for Special Olympics this morning, as officers from a number of area departments headed from Goldsboro to Mount Olive, some running, others following along in buses and minivans. Three Special Olympians led the...

Teen gets 30 days for courthouse scrawl

A Belfast Road man accused of scrawling an obscenity on a Wayne County District Court wall faces 30 days in jail for a contempt of court charge. Anthony Dreighton II, 19, was in court on relatively minor charges, including...