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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Teen, 17, wants to expand foster children project to Wayne County

Growing up, Amery Capps recalls a story her grandmother told her about a child being placed in foster care and later being picked up with all her belongings in a Walmart bag. From that, Amery, now 17, decided to do...

Countdown to a jury

Jurors excused because of hardships: * A white male was excused after he told the court he was hard of hearing, so much so that if selected, he could miss critical testimony. * A white male was excused after he...

Fremont is closer to spray field

Fremont is moving closer to opening its spray field by year's end. Construction began on the spray irrigation treatment and disposal facility on Davis Mill Road on June 14. The town will begin looking for its operator next week....

WCC once again earns an exceptional rating

Wayne Community College has once again received an "exceptional" rating among the state's 58 community colleges. According to the 2010 Critical Success Factors report, WCC was one of 11 community colleges that met "Exceptional Institutional Performance" standards. To receive...

Lawyers down to 50 potential jurors

A jury pool of 50 was pared down Tuesday inside the Wayne County Courthouse, as Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith and attorneys representing the state and alleged first-degree murderer Cesar Laurean had their first interactions with potential jurors. And...

School chief meets with Duplin leaders, community

KENANSVILLE -- Members of the Duplin County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners met informally Tuesday night with other local officials, community leaders and business supporters to discuss the school system's future. The input meeting was a forum for...

Teen talks reform at health fair at Broken Places

High school student Josh Williams was so impressed by what he heard at a recent seminar on health care reform, that he decided to make it the cornerstone of a community health fair. Williams, 17 and a rising senior...

Making a foundation of color, love

The rows of colorful bricks in the foundation of Crystal Williams' home on National Drive won't be visible from the outside once the house is completed, but the children who painted them will know they're there. Dozens of kids...

Live from the courtroom: Jury selection continues

The second day of jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of Cesar Laurean began with a white elderly male potential juror requesting he be excused from the pool because of an overnight medical emergency involving his wife. The potential...