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Monday, January 17, 2011

Senate Republicans: Democrats' input will be welcome

With Republicans taking control of the state Legislature for the first time in 112 years, nowhere will the change in leadership be more evident than in the Senate. In the House, former Speaker Joe Hackney will still be leading...

Man stops a train in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Clark Pridgen, 52, of John Rose Lane was arrested Sunday around 3:30 p.m. after standing on railroad tracks near the intersection of South Center and Pollock streets in Mount Olive, forcing an oncoming train to come...

Remembering Dr. King's dream

For Mayor Al King, the continuation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream is about toning down violence in America. "We need some adults in this country to stand up and address an issue -- firearms, weapons, violence," he said....

Churches beat goal for Kitty Askins chapel

MOUNT OLIVE -- A group of area residents that had hoped to raise $100,000 over a three-year period for the Kitty Askins Hospice Center's $4 million expansion project has surpassed its goal in less than nine months. The fundraising efforts...

Youth Legislative Assembly March 11-13

RALEIGH -- The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office of the North Carolina Department of Administration will accept applications through Feb. 11 for the 41st annual Youth Legislative Assembly to be held March 11-13 in Raleigh. Registrations will be accepted on...

Duplin ServSafe training available

Duplin County Cooperative Extension and Duplin County Environmental Health are collaborating to provide the nationally recognized ServSafe training for food managers and their staff starting April 19. ServSafe is an 18-hour food safety certification course developed by the National Restaurant...