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Friday, August 13, 2010

From the witness list

Here is a selection of the witnesses from the first day of testimony in the Cesar Laurean trial: Prosecution, Witness No. 1 -- Daniel Durham: Durham, a Marine with 10 years in the service, told the court the victim, Lance...

Social studies course will take students around the world

A pilot social studies course being introduced in Wayne County this fall has the potential to not only incorporate other subjects, but improve student test scores, officials say. Global Connections was approved by the State Department of Education and initially...

Witnesses take stand in Cesar Laurean trial

Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson wanted the jury to see the crime scene -- the "shallow grave" from which the remains of United States Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her unborn baby were excavated Jan. 12, 2008. So...

Ambulance hit by unknown vehicle

Shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, a Wayne County EMS ambulance was rear-ended by someone driving a black sports utility vehicle or van, according to the state Highway Patrol. The driver then fled the scene heading towards Dudley on 117...

Woman, son charged after meth lab discovery

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A woman and her son have been charged by the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office with operating a methamphetamine lab at her home on Jerusalem Church Road, just across the Wayne County line. Vanessa Jean Willis, 51,...

Live from the courtroom: Second day of Laurean trial concludes

Court proceedings in the second day of the state's first-degree murder case against Cesar Laurean continued at 9:30 a.m. this morning when the state called Frank Davis, the vice president of Marine Federal Credit Union, to the witness stand.Davis is...