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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Southern Wayne host first all-class reunion

Roy Thompson's Southern Wayne basketball days ended in 1988, but the memories are still vivid -- and cherished. " I had a love for basketball -- it was my love, I love everything about it -- exercise, practice and...

Testimony continues in Williams trial

A judge in Wayne County Superior Court on Friday dropped charges of attempted rape and attempted first-degree sexual assault against Brandon Lee Williams, who is on trial in the shooting death of a Fremont mother of two. After a...

Charitable groups see increased need, now

The arrival of summer and the faltering economy are bringing more people to local charities for help with food and utility bills, volunteers say. Susan Britt, team leader at the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro, said the organization needs...

Tuscarora Boy Scouts welcome new council executive

When Tim Harper was 14 he got the chance to go on an expedition to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. His experience there convinced him that the Boy Scouts offered the life he wanted to lead as a...

Cherry patient faces multiple assault charges

In a reverse of what had become a recent trend, a patient at Cherry Hospital has been charged with several counts of assault following complaints by several hospital employees. Earnest (also spelled Ernest) Terrell Ellis is currently being held under...

Shared sacrifice

Their bond seemed to take hold almost instantly, an airman and the two former soldiers he first came into contact with Tuesday. The men's connection does, after all, run far deeper than their respective years of service to a country...

Carver alumni reunite

MOUNT OLIVE -- People from the past kept appearing in front of William "Billy" Moore on Saturday afternoon. They were classmates he hadn't seen in years -- some for as many as four decades -- as Carver High School...

Type O blood supply remains critically low

Type O blood is still in critical status, according to Kim Berrier, senior donor recruitment representative with the American Red Cross. To help get the supplies back up to normal and also encourage other donor types to give blood, the...

June proves deadly on local roadways

June was a dangerous month for roadway accidents in eastern North Carolina. At least seven people with ties to Wayne or Duplin County, including four Department of Transportation workers, were injured or killed in vehicle accidents this month. State...

Chamber to host first prime time event

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will have its first-ever Prime Time event. Prime Time, which is taking place July 27, will feature businesses new to the Chamber of Commerce and business members who helped recruit the new members during...