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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Testimony continues in Wright trial

The state continued its case against Jerome Demond Wright Wednesday in Wayne County Superior Court. Wright is accused of trying to kill Goldsboro Police Officer Clint Hales in June 2008. Wright, 27, faces one count of attempted first-degree murder,...

Instant runoff will be on N.C. fall ballots

One political race this fall will offer North Carolina voters an instant runoff option intended to speed up the voting process. Wayne and Duplin County voters will join other residents Nov. 2 using the instant runoff voting, also known as...

She's one of nation's best storytellers

Landry Harrell began creating stories at 3 years old, before she could even write. "She would tell me the story and I would write it down, about Catty the Caterpillar," her mom, Melissa Harrell, said. Now 8 years old, Landry...

WCC dances its way through drive kickoff

It was "an afternoon to reckon with," said Wayne Community College President Dr. Kay Albertson on Wednesday, as the college kicked off its 2010-2011 campus fund drive, presented two distinguished faculty awards and held its own version of "Dancing with...

Duplin board rejects county settlement offer

KENANSVILLE -- Despite a two-hour discussion and half a dozen motions, the Duplin County Board of Education was unable to approve any variation of a school funding memorandum proposed by the county commission. Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan offered multiple recommendations...

Officials: Landfill gas will be used for electricity

DUDLEY -- Construction is nearing completion on a project at the Wayne County landfill that will turn methane gas into electricity that could eventually provide power for up to 1,600 homes. The gas, a byproduct of decomposition in the...

Boys & Girls Club hosting family fun day Friday at Goldsboro site

Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County are hosting a family fun day on Friday, encouraging adults to find ways to spend quality time with young people. It's all part of the organization's effort to establish stronger relationships between...