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Saturday, March 12, 2011

In Buddy's honor: Brother to perform at fundraiser to fight disease

Growing up, brothers Buddy and Kevin Palaganas shared a passion for music. "We loved jamming together, that was our time," Kevin said. They initially favored percussion instruments, until Kevin reached college and shifted to the classical guitar. "(Buddy) came to...

Rockets set to return Tuesday

Hundreds of members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 336th Rocketeers are expected to return to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Tuesday -- marking the end of a six-month tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- family members confirmed this weekend. While...

Military couple sought for dream wedding contest

The deadline for Operation Happily Ever After has been extended until April 9 for the opportunity for a free dream wedding for one military couple. Operation Happily Ever After, the brainchild of retired Air Force veterans Wayne and Angie...

Progress Energy ready for transport of big equipment

Periodic traffic delays of anywhere from three to seven hours can be expected along some southern Wayne County roads over the next several months as Progress Energy begins transporting large pieces of equipment to its new $900 million power...

Braswell Lecture scheduled for March 24 at MOC

Linda S. Suggs will be the guest speaker at the 2011 Braswell Lecture at Mount Olive College scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Southern Bank Auditorium. The title of Suggs' presentation will be, "Critical Issues Confronting...

Fremont tests new wastewater spray field

FREMONT -- Fremont officials conducted an initial test Wednesday on a new waste water management system that is expected to save the town nearly $115,000 a year. The new system includes a 43-acre spray field that absorbs treated sewage water...

Wayne Republicans elect leaders, debate issues

Fractures were evident Saturday morning even as Republicans from the national to the county levels were preaching unity at the 2011 Wayne County GOP Convention. More than 200 people gathered at the Wayne Center early Saturday as the party talked...

Basketball benefit to raise money for remodel

With efforts under way to build a new handicap-accessible room for David Burke at his parents' home, the youths of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church are stepping up to help raise funds for the project. On March 19,...

Republicans elect chairman

The Wayne County Republican Party met at the Wayne Center on Saturday, March 12, 2011 to hear speakers, make resolutions and vote for new leadership. Bob Jackson was elected the Wayne County Republican Chairman....