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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pikeville firefighters open their new station

PIKEVILLE -- With sirens blaring and lights activated, the Pikeville Pleasant Grove fire engines pulled into their new bay Saturday morning. The engines were one of the last things to be moved from the former fire department to the...

Patrol: Speeders will get tickets

The state Highway Patrol will be out in force in Wayne and surrounding counties this week -- with a warning to the driving public. As thousands of students finish up classes and many of them graduate and make plans...

A robe passes from one Jones to another

Almost from the moment the late District Court Judge Arnold Jones took the bench to begin his career, he had a shadow -- his son, Arnold Jones II. "My daddy was elected as District Court judge when I was...

Pikeville police donate bikes to local children

Pikeville police are trying to make sure children in town have a set of wheels this summer. Police Chief Pascal Tucker said the police department is accepting donated bikes, in any condition. "Even if the bikes aren't good to go,...

Born learning

Envi Ford, 3, plays connect four at the Boys and Girls Club booth Saturday at the fifth annual Born Learning Children's Festival was held at Herman Park. The festival was attended by more than 2,000 people with 40 booths that...

Comrades after arms

His eyes focused on an F-15E Strike Eagle climbing into the clouds, Nguyen Hong My bent back his fingers and tilted his arm -- using his hand to mimic the aircraft's every movement as it began rolling across the horizon....

Tickling the ivories: Pianist tries to make a difference through music

Jeremy Thompson sits down at the piano and his fingers begin racing across the keys, pausing here and there for a special effect. As the notes ring out in harmony, he is taken from the moment to a place far,...

Hill receives MOC's top teaching honor for '10

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. David Hill is the 2010 recipient of the distinguished Dr. Thomas R. Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching at Mount Olive College. The award is given to a full-time faculty member who demonstrates excellence in...

Non-profit organized to help provide athletic, artistic opportunity

The Live On Foundation, a non-profit organization to help children and teenagers living in alternative homes such as foster homes, orphanages, etc., will be holding a benefit concert, "A Night Of Dreams," at 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre on June...

Host families needed for foreign exchange students

Host families for foreign students visiting the United States through East Carolina University's Terra Lingua/Terre des Langues program are being sought in the Goldsboro area. Homes for three high school students from Spain are needed between now and July 28,...

Meadow Lane students reach out to help Diamonds in the Ruff

Diana Cullipher and Rebecca Rodriguez happily clung to their stuffed animals as they walked down the hallway at Meadow Lane Elementary School on Friday. Diana brought in a light brown horse a friend bought for her during a trip...

Mount Olive College seeing rapid campus growth

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College is taking a pro-active approach to the school's growing pains by securing additional housing for students and making other changes to improve campus life. Increasing the school's traditional student population has been one...