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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wayne student nominated for Air Force Academy

Travis Paul, a senior at Wayne School of Engineering, has been nominated for admission to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo., by U.S. Senator Kay Hagan. He is one of six students from eastern North Carolina...

Murder trial ends in mistrial

After nearly four hours of deliberation, the jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Windsor Ingram deadlocked 11-1 Friday. Ingram, 24, had been charged in connection with the September 2007 shooting death of Tomorris Njai Raynor in Mount Olive....

Wayne Arts Council part of national study of impact of arts on economy

The Arts Council of Wayne County announced it has joined Arts & Economic Prosperity IVTM. The research study, which is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, America's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, will evaluate the impact spending...

Democrats ready for new session -- without a majority

For a decade, state Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson, has been in the majority party, and for at least half of that time, he has held a leadership position. This year, however, as he enters his sixth term representing Sampson...

Reunion planned for those who saw the crash

A reunion will be held Feb. 8 for many of the people who, 50 years ago Monday, were involved in the 1961 B-52 crash. Three airmen were killed and five escaped when the aircraft fell Jan. 24, 1961, carrying two...

The bomb -- One click from Armageddon

In an instant, it was as if Wayne County had never been anything but a thick, red haze hovering above a smoldering crater that stretched for miles. The land around Ground Zero was ablaze. All signs of life had been...

AKA Debutante Pageant is Saturday

The Epsilon Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will sponsor its 57th Annual Debutante Pageant on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Dillard Middle School gymnasium. The theme for this year's event is "Colors of the...

'A Country, A People' - Photo exhibit on Afghanistan opens at Arts Council

Her eyes fixated on those of a young woman donning Air Force blues, Lew Rose extended a hand. "I just love your work," she said, looking, for a moment, over Senior Airman MacKenzie Lang's shoulder at one of the photos...