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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Their view from the battlefield

Four female members of the U.S. military who have spent extended tours in Iraq and Afghanistan described their experiences at a panel discussion Friday night at the Wayne County Arts Council. The discussion was led by Dr. Laura Browder...

Schools recognize promising students

Exemplary students are not always measured by test scores or points made on the ballfield. Sometimes it's about heart and spirit and simply showing up for class every day to tackle the task at hand. So, four years ago, Dexter...

Officials investigating SJAFB airman shooting

A 4th Fighter Wing airman is fighting for his life at Pitt Memorial Hospital after a shooting at his home late Friday afternoon. Cody Hendrickson, a 23-year-old member of the wing's Component Maintenance Squadron, is currently in critical condition, a...

Traffic stop nets mobile meth lab

MOUNT OLIVE -- A routine traffic stop Thursday morning turned into an investigation of a mobile methamphetamine lab. Three people were charged after Mount Olive police Officer Johnny Joe Gonzales stopped a pickup truck that crossed the center line...

Pikeville puts end to gunfire at spray field

The sound of gunfire should be even more rare in and around Pikeville after town commissioners adopted a new firearm ordinance at a recent meeting. The ordinance, said town administrator Kathie Fields, was approved to keep people from discharging...

Ten girls to compete for title of Miss Eastern Wayne High

Ten contestants will vie for the title of "Miss Eastern Wayne High School 2011" on Friday at 7 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. Theme for the 17th annual scholarship pageant is "Ignite Your Life." Sponsored by the...

Steve Keen named president of Eastern Carolina government panel

Steve Keen, a member of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, has been elected President of the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments. Keen has served as Wayne County's representative to the council since 2009 and most recently served as the...

Seats available for WCC course

It is not too late to sign up for the Foundation of Wayne Community College's mini course "The Fourth Century: Window on the Modern World," set for March 7, 14, 21, and 28. The series will look at this...

Pennies from Angels relocates

People needing help from or wanting to donate to Pennies From Angels will no longer find the charity at Southeastern Medical Oncology Center. Helen Harwood, founder and operator of the charity, has retired from SMOC and is running the organization...

Learning about Afghanistan

John Jarrel has a burqa placed on him by Kathryn Spicer during the "Celebrating Afghanistan" festival at the Wayne Arts Council on Saturday afternoon. The burqa is traditional garb for Afghan women. The event was the culmination of the annual...

Rose Banquet to be held March 1 at Wayne Center

A spaghetti dinner, entertainment, a skit and door prizes will all be part of the 12th annual Rose Banquet March 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wayne Center. Sponsored by the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, the...

Mount Olive set for Black History Parade

Having watched their event grow over the last two year, organizers of the Mount Olive Black History Parade say they are expecting this year to be even bigger and better. Members of the Unity Group, which is putting on...

Johnston Democratic precinct meetings

The Johnston County Democratic Party will hold annual precinct organization meetings on Tuesday, March 1, beginning at 7 p.m., at the polling site in each precinct. All precinct meetings are held at the location of your voting place except for...

GHS debate class gets chance to see tourney

The Goldsboro High School speech and debate class is in Washington right now, getting a chance to see what it would be like to compete in a national debate contest, thanks to the support of the community and the confidence...

Fremont looks to trim 2011 budget

FREMONT -- Town officials discussed strategies for the Town of Fremont to cut costs at a Board of Alderman meeting this past week. An audit presentation reinforced what many residents already know -- improvements are needed in the town's...

Driver's license office closed on Monday

RALEIGH -- All of the state's driver's license offices will be closed Monday for an update of the National Driver Registry. The system update will affect driver licensing transactions around the country throughout the President's Day weekend, but is expected...

Public record

Armed robbery Two male employees at Uncle Yammy's Rib Shack on Spence Avenue were taking out the restaurant's trash when four men, one of whom had a handgun, came from around the dumpster and robbed them of more than...

Businesswomen's club seeking nominations

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club is seeking nominations for the BPW Young Careerist competition. This honor is given to a woman for her personal and professional achievements. To be eligible, the nominee must be...

New coastal boating guide now available

The newly designed, free guide features a map of the state's coastline, along with information about boating safety, museums and parks, boating access areas, recreation, licenses and fishing piers. It also offers a guide to the town of Oak Island,...

American Cancer Society's 'Look Good ... Feel Better' program to be held Feb. 28

When you're undergoing cancer treatment, it's hard to feel normal.. but experts say if you look good, you'll feel better. In fact "Look Good ... Feel Better," an outreach program through the American Cancer Society, has helped nearly 500,000 women...