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Reported copper thefts *A man reported to authorities on Thursday that 30 feet of copper gas lines were cut from gas tanks to bulk barns on his father's property on Van Smith Road in Seven Springs. *A man on...

New Bern homeschool group looking for balloon

A group of students from the Riverbend Baptist Homeschool co-op are looking for help from people in Wayne County. The New Bern area students launched a weather balloon this past Thursday into near space as part of a science...

Search continues for missing boy swept away by Neuse River water

KINSTON -- Authorities continued to search today for the body of 10-year-old Henry Javregui after the boy drowned Sunday in the Neuse River in western Lenoir County. Search teams from several counties are involved in the search, using sonar...

Two local blood sponsors recognized at regional luncheon

Charles B. Aycock High School and Wayne Memorial Hospital were two local blood drive sponsors recognized at an awards luncheon last week in Wilmington. They were among eight sponsors who received awards for their blood drives in 2010. The...

United Church Ministries holds annual Walk for Hunger

The 28th annual Walk for Hunger was held by United Church Ministries on Sunday. More than 200 walkers and runners came from 19 member churches. Lee Lamb of Salem United Methodist Church ran the distance in 36 minutes. Mark and...

Burger restaurant changes name to prepare for national expansion

MOUNT OLIVE -- Andy's Burgers Shakes and Fries, known for its unique mixture of 1950s decor and employees who run to open the doors as they greet customers, will get a new name as the company moves outside the borders...

Early fire destroys Belfast building

Fire destroyed the old Belfast school gymnasium on U.S. 117 North early this morning. The gym has not been occupied since 2009, when it served as Belfast Academy. The Wayne County Public School system had been using it for storage....

Dancing with Stars brings in $77,000

By all accounts, Dancing Stars of Wayne County was a huge success. Judges' scores and both online and in-person votes the night of the March 26 event were all tallied, with Tyler Barwick, president of Mount Olive Area Chamber of...

Mayor defends $50,000 for air show

Mayor Al King knows there are those who have scoffed at the city's decision to contribute $50,000 toward the Wings Over Wayne Air Show scheduled for this weekend. But King says the investment will bring long-term payoffs for the...

A message for the president

A few weeks ago, Stormie Holish and Ashton Tygart were content to be on the sidelines at Wayne Early/Middle College High School. That was before their video -- aimed at getting President Barack Obama to speak at graduation ceremonies next...