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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Parents, students take first look at schools

Three hundred freshmen packed the gym at Eastern Wayne High School on Monday afternoon as part of their orientation to the high school. The whole point was to make the incoming Class of 2014 more comfortable for their arrival on...

Attorneys share their final theories of crime during closing arguments

Several hours before a jury convicted ex-Marine Cesar Laurean of first-degree murder, Onslow County Assistant District Attorney Ernie Lee stood before the 12 Wayne County residents charged with determining the defendant's guilt or innocence -- wielding the crow bar the...

Nobody - no animals - hurt in hog truck wreck

Despite two tractor trailers, including one hog truck, colliding and catching fire at the intersection of N.C. 111 and N.C. 55 Monday, state Highway Patrol Trooper Benny Grady said neither driver and none of the hogs were injured. He...

Civil War symposium set

A five-week symposium on Wayne County in the Civil War will begin in early September and run through early October. The Foundation of Wayne Community College and the college's Arts and Humanities program are sponsoring the series, with local...

Laurean trial: Timeline

May 11, 2007 -- Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach alleges to NCIS Special Agent Megan Grafton she was raped by Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean. May 27, 2007 -- Ms. Lauterbach tells NCIS she is pregnant and believes the father to...

Laurean trial: Mary Lauterbach's statement

'I would like to say what a sad and tragic day this is for my family. We will never again hear Maria laugh. We will never again see her smile. We will never again have Maria wake us up on...

Laurean trial: Jury profile

The members of the jury who found ex-Marine Cesar Laurean guilty of first-degree murder Monday included: * A middle-aged white woman who used to work at Cherry Hospital. She has three daughters -- the youngest, a 20-year-old -- and two...

Guilty; life - Jury finds Cesar Laurean guilty of first-degree murder

Her voice, at times, trembling, and with tears rolling off her cheeks, Mary Lauterbach confronted ex-Marine Cesar Laurean -- the man who had, moments earlier been convicted of murdering her oldest daughter -- late Monday afternoon inside the Wayne County...

Top teacher to be named at banquet this Thursday

Teacher of the Year finalists for Wayne County Public Schools have been named, with the district winner to be announced later this week. Finalists were selected to represent the elementary, middle and high school levels. Melissa Edgerton, a fifth-grade teacher...

Sheriff offers back to school safety advice

Along with the school supplies, new clothes and backpacks, Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said safety should also be a priority. For college students, Winders said it's important to remember that even though it's a college campus, it's still susceptible...