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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Scout leads Little River cleanup

The Little River is running cleaner today after 15-year-old Boy Scout Casey Wood spearheaded a project last month to clean up a six-mile stretch from Capps Bridge Road to the bridge on N.C. 581. Wood said he came up...

Gators graduate with cheers, tears

MOUNT OLIVE -- Melanique DeVeaux's senior project was a film starring her friend, Dontay Boseman, a step toward her dream of someday becoming a filmmaker. Miss DeVeaux was one of 133 graduates in the Saturday commencement ceremony for Spring Creek...

Tiny fighter

Weldon Williford takes his daughter's hands. "Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man," he says, clapping along with the 2-year-old. "Bake me a cake as fast as you can." The little girl's blue eyes light up and she gives her...

New employment office coming to hotel corner

The Wayne County branch of the Employment Security Commission is planning on growing and moving in the months ahead -- and will do so at a site where a storm-decimated hotel once stood. Branch manager Bill Pate said construction...

Very few ballots cast for Senate runoff contest

As of Friday afternoon, 107 one-stop ballots had been cast in advance of the June 22 second Democratic primary between U.S. Senate hopefuls Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham. One-stop voting, which got under way June 3, will continue at...

Eagles fly from the nest into the adult world

It was a sea of purple that flooded Rosewood High School football field Friday night as more than 120 students crossed over from high school seniors to graduates. Principal Dean Sauls briefly spoke to the Class of 2010 before its...

Warriors welcome next step in life

Saturday marked the day students at Eastern Wayne High School had awaited for 345,600 minutes, valedictorian Warner Underwood said. "Those minutes were quickly filled with the worry of where to sit in the cafeteria on the first day, the fun...

Police look for suspect in shooting

Police now have a suspect in a shooting that a police spokesman describes as a "senseless argument" that escalated into homicide. Andre Devon Weeks, 26, of Ever-green Avenue has an alleged violent past -- he was indicted just days...

Fire taxes stay steady for most this year

Residents in the Elroy Fire District will see a 1.5-cent increase in their fire tax bill should the county budget be approved as submitted. It is the only one of the 30 fire districts serving Wayne County that will...

Cougars proud of Class of 2010s success, future prospects

Goldsboro High School's 123 graduates walked onto the football field Friday night as seniors and walked off it ready to conquer their next challenges as adults. Principal of curriculum Patricia Burden welcomed parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles...

Three face charges for illegal bail bond work

A growing problem with unlicensed bail bondsmen operating illegally in North Carolina hit home this week, with three people arrested for the offense on Thursday. Jamie Rebecca Taylor, 34, of Linen Lane, is a licensed bail bondsman. Her husband,...

Type O negative blood supply critically low

Blood type 0 negative has dropped to critically low levels. Red Cross officials said 0 negative is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. "While all blood...

Falcons class of 2010 soars away

The students and staff at Charles B. Aycock High School are a family, principal Earl Moore told the Class of 2010 -- a class that is "the perfect 10," he said. And although the Falcon family was missing a member...

Perdue reassures business owners

KENANSVILLE -- Gov. Beverly Perdue visited James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville Friday to meet with and to discuss the needs of small business owners in the area. She also discussed legislation brewing in the state House aimed at...