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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Program sets sights on stopping teen pregnancy

A teen pregnancy prevention program that started nearly a year ago in Mount Olive is expanding its efforts to Westhaven Community Center in Goldsboro. PrimaDonna Incorporated was formed in 2008 and introduced this past year as an after-school program serving...

Civil War-era cannon headed for Fort Macon

A 7,000-pound, 20-foot Civil War-era cannon replica built at Wayne Community College over the past 18 months is set to depart for its new home on Wednesday and the public is invited to the send-off. More than 100 students,...

Board to eye gated communities

Wayne County's planning board will take another look at allowing gated communities in the county at its meeting tonight. The Planning Board in October rejected a request by Mallard Pointe developers to erect a gate at the entrance to the...

Special delivery

Tajuana Dickerson of the U.S. Postal Service sorts boxes of holiday mail Monday at the Postal Service branch office on Cashwell Drive. Monday was expected to be the heaviest day for postal workers, but officials said every day between now...

Two arrests made in heroin seizure

Messenger Staff Writer Mount Olive police have arrested two subjects in connection with a heroin drug seizure that took place last week. Sam Donzell Wood, 48, of South Leslie Street in Goldsboro was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin, conspiracy...

Police hunt for suspect in city home invasion

An unknown subject fired shots into a residence at 308 West Spruce St. at 5:53 a.m. Saturday. The suspect then reportedly entered the residence and fired additional shots. Ruby Gayle Dixon, 33, was shot once in the foot. The...

Elderly men target of scam in Mount Olive

Mount Olive police are warning residents to be wary of a woman in town reportedly befriending elderly men and asking them for money. Police have received several reports that a white female, estimated to be in her 40s, is...

Public record

Shots fired into GATEWAY office Goldsboro police are investigating vandalism at the GATEWAY dispatch office on North Madison Avenue in which someone fired a weapon into the building. According to police someone fired three shots through the end window of...

Student essays point to dangers of drugs

Wayne County middle school students recently participated in an essay contest sponsored by the Wayne County 4-H Prevention Program. More than 840 students in grades 5-8 wrote about why it was important to be drug free. Winners were chosen at...