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Shooting turns into murder

A Saturday shooting became a murder investigation when the victim, Edward Lee Brewington, 46, died Monday at Pitt Memorial Hospital. Brewington, who was disabled, was found at his home on Mill Dam Lane about 10 p.m. Saturday by Wayne...

Mount Olive, state honor longtime city clerk Arlene Talton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Arlene G. Talton who has served as city clerk here for 46 years Monday night was presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine -- the state's highest civilian award for distinguished public service. Mrs. Talton, who...

De-annexation bill gets OK from Senate

Goldsboro city councilmen were largely united in their outrage Monday over legislation filed by state Rep. Efton Sager, R-Wayne, to deannex portions of Goldsboro incorporated into city limits in 2008. The bill, filed last week and co-sponsored by Rep....

Wanted: 27,000 parking spaces by April

In a city where finding enough parking for people attending a show at the Paramount Theatre can be a challenge, one could be forgiven for thinking it impossible to find 27,000 available spaces. But with the 2011 Wings Over...

School board speaks out against charter schools

Wayne County Board of Education drafted and Monday night unanimously approved a resolution opposing Senate Bill 8, No Cap on Charter Schools, citing potential disparities in funding and accountability. Board member Rick Pridgen introduced the resolution in response to reports...

Senate approves change to annexation

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Senate approved a bill Monday night that would put a moratorium on municipal annexations across the state. The vote was a victory for opponents of annexation, including the residents of the Salem Church Road...