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Friday, July 2, 2010

Judge: Williams confession admissible in court

Wayne County Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones rejected Thursday a defense argument that a videotaped confession by accused murderer Brandon Lee Williams was inadmissible in court. Williams is on trial for the murder of Silvia Benitez Morales in March...

Internet parlors next on state's agenda

Now that the budget has been approved -- the most pressing task for the General Assembly during the short session -- local legislators are turning their attention elsewhere, including toward the proposed ban on Internet sweepstakes cafes. Already approved...

Man hopes passers-by see sign and remember freedom's price

Paul King's voice trembles with emotion when he recalls how his pastor relates the time that he had to tell an Air Force wife her husband had just died in Iraq. "And it was his daughter's first birthday," said...

Lottery will bring $1.5 million for schools in Wayne

Wayne County Public Schools will receive roughly $1.3 million less in state lottery fund allocations for 2010-11 in the budget just passed by the General Assembly. But while the funds would be reduced, counties would not be limited to...

Spirit AeroSystems starts work at Kinston facility

KINSTON -- Thursday afternoon's symbolic start of production at the new Spirit AeroSystems plant was hailed as proof of the viability and future potential of the Global TransPark. "There was a time about 20 years ago when a few...

Wayne Special Olympics athletes earn state medals

Wayne County athletes recently participated in the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh, earning honors in track and field, aquatics, powerlifting and golf. Twelve athletes competed in walking and running events, the shot put and the long jump....

Public record

Stolen water pipes A Warsaw-based farmer reported Wednesday morning that eight 30-foot metal water pipes were stolen from an address in the 1700 block of N.C. 55 in Mount Olive, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Kenneth Jones...

Officials: Caution a must around fireworks

While Wayne County has been lucky for the past few years with fireworks, with no reported major injuries, great care is still needed when using them. Goldsboro Fire Department Capt. Bernard Patterson said most of his experience with pyrotechnics...

Fourth of July one-tank trips

CLIFFS OF THE NEUSE STATE PARK The Cliffs will have stargazing from 8:30 to 10 p.m. today. Come to the cliffs and see the stars, constellations and maybe some planets. A guide will talk about the stars and let you...