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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Duplin leaders leave for new jobs

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners said goodbye Monday to two county officials who resigned their positions earlier this month. Emergency Management Director Brian Pearce and Commissioner Reginald Wells were recognized at their last board meeting. Both will...

Crime Stoppers encouraging tips via texts

After a year in service, the Crime Stoppers text message line has not been widely used, Goldsboro Police Department officials say -- and they want to see that change. Goldsboro police Sgt. Dot Ardes, law enforcement coordinator for Crime Stoppers,...

The witnesses

Here is a selection of the state's witnesses who took the stand Tuesday: Prosecution witness No. 23 -- SBI Special Agent Matthew Clifton: A crime scene investigator, Clifton told the court that in addition to his search of Ms. Lauterbach's...

Investigators testify

Mary Lauterbach was unable to hold back tears Tuesday as prosecutors in the Cesar Laurean murder trial unveiled photographs depicting what they look to prove is blood in the defendant's garage and a crowbar the state contends was used in...

Teachers can apply for $1 million in grant funds

U.S. Cellular, the company which promoted "Calling All Communities" and awarded $100,000 each to Wayne Country Day School, in 2010, and Brogden Primary, in 2009, has announced another campaign, this time for educators. Calling All Teachers donates $1 million...

Butterfield announces $500,000 for Union Station

Standing in the shadow of the shuttered historic Union Station, Congressman G.K. Butterfield Monday afternoon made it official -- the city will receive a $500,000 federal earmark to help build a new transfer station for the GATEWAY bus system....

Council OKs first steps downtown

City Council members by consensus Monday night agreed to allow design work to continue on the proposed revamping of Center Street -- but not without some trepidation on the part of several members. Those misgivings appeared to center on...

Live from the courtroom: Maria Lauterbach's mother takes witness stand in trial

The state continued its first-degree murder case against ex-Marine Cesar Laurean this morning with more witnesses expected to testify about the handling of evidence and their knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the death of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach. Laurean,...