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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Motorcycle riders aiming to help stop domestic violence

A younger Raynardo Nobles vowed to grow into a different kind of man than the ones he grew up around. "It made me a little nervous ... watching whoever it was beating on a woman," he said. "I said...

Paying it forward: Dave Odom returns home to help Boys & Girls Club

Looking back, Dave Odom was not so different from the children he hopes to help now at the Wayne County Boys and Girls Club. "The club taught us to compete and the value of sportsmanship," Odom said. "It also...

A warrior's heart: Army Ranger comes home injured, wants to return to combat

PRINCETON -- Ask Cory Remsburg how he feels and, after a long pause, he says "strong" in a voice those who know him hardly recognize. Watch him make his way, from a wheelchair, around his girlfriend's home and you...

Summer institute to begin Tuesday

Wayne County Public Schools' teachers and parents will have an opportunity this week to learn innovative approaches for student success. Tuesday through Thursday, the district will host its fifth annual summer institute at Mount Olive College. Theme for the...

County jobless rate creeps up

Wayne County's unemployment rate increased in June, ending the county's three-month streak of decreasing rates. The June unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent from 8.6 percent in May. The rate began decreasing earlier this year when it first dropped...

Overby pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

WILMINGTON -- A Goldsboro man has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that Harold Aubrey...

County prepares for furor of Laurean trial

Anyone with business at the county courthouse might want to get it taken care of this week -- otherwise they could find themselves caught up in the heightened security and the media and public crush that is expected to...

New statue of Jesus replaces one vandalized at Evergreen

For more than 50 years, Jesus watched over Evergreen Cemetery in the form of a solid white marble statue. Six months ago, the statue was vandalized. But a new one has taken its place, and once more Jesus welcomes visitors...

Duplin hospital deal still in negotiations

KENANSVILLE -- Representatives of University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, or UHS, are still discussing an agreement to purchase Duplin General Hospital with Duplin County officials and hospital administrators. If the deal goes through, UHS could take responsibility for the...

Boys and Girls Homes seek foster parents

Boys and Girls Homes of NC, Inc., a non-profit organization, works everyday to promote awareness of the devastating effects of child abuse and neglect in southeastern North Carolina. The group needs foster and/or adoptive parents that are dedicated to assuring...

AgCarolina grants available

AgCarolina Financial is accepting grant applications through its corporate-giving program, The Fund for Rural North Carolina. Grants are available up to $5,000 per organization for programs that specifically benefit farmers and rural residents. Applicants may request funding in one of...