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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Adventure on the Bering Sea

MOUNT OLIVE -- Sonny Kilpatrick's fish story began in 2007, soon after he decided it was time to retire from nearly 30 years of teaching and coaching at Spring Creek middle and high schools. He was 57. But this was...

Drivers' anger rising as gas prices soar

Want to make people angry? Just bring up gas prices. In the last week alone, they've gone up an average of 20 cents a gallon. And pundits are predicting that by summer vacation months, prices will hover between $4...

State boosts DNA testing

A new state law allows the SBI to create a massive database of DNA taken from people who have been charged with certain crimes. The law, which went into effect Feb. 1, requires all law enforcement agencies in the...

Mount Olive marks month with Black History Parade

MOUNT OLIVE -- Entrants for the third annual Black History Month parade began arriving more than two hours before the 1 p.m. start time. Organizer Ricky Faire, a member of the Unity Group, which sponsors of the event, greeted...

Company: Chicken plant is delayed for year

Wayne County Develop-ment Alliance officials have little to say about last week's announcement that Sander-son Farms is delaying by a year a decision on building a chicken processing plant in eastern North Carolina. Wayne County was supposedly among the...

Taxes not off table in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nothing is off the table where the town's budget is concerned, Mount Olive commissioners said during a Thursday night budget workshop, including the possibility of a tax increase to help the town weather what could be...

Lane twins win on ABC's 'Wipeout'

Twins Gary and Larry Lane came out on top Thursday as the duo won the team family competition on ABC's "Winter Wipeout," pocketing $50,000 in the process. Having filmed the episode for the popular TV game show in November,...