Log in

Sign up

April 17, 2011 archives

View Archive

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thunderbirds perform special show for Make-A-Wish guests

His eyes and mouth wide open, Dimitri Streit slapped the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line and began to laugh. "Thunderbirds. Thunderbirds," he screamed, pointing toward the sky. "Go. Go. Yay." The 4-year-old was among dozens of children who,...

WCC student helping clean up after quake, tsunami in Japan

Amber-Jolene Parish won't be attending her graduation ceremony at Wayne Community College next month because she's busy with clean-up efforts after the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It's been an "interesting last few weeks," said the student in the...

Residents watched clouds swirl, hail, but no real damage in county

Local officials used words like "lucky" and "blessed" Saturday night after a line of storms moved through North Carolina causing a trail of damage, but largely leaving Wayne County untouched. "I've got some reports of tornados, but nothing confirmed yet,"...

Making his wish come true

Katie Henry remembers when teachers used to worry about her little boy. "They called me and said he wouldn't talk -- that all he would do is make these sounds," she said. "They really thought something was wrong with him."...

Winds shut down show

Marisa Polk only had a few seconds to make a critical decision. "I didn't know whether to hold my hair to keep the wind from blowing it in my face or cover my ears," the 11-year-old said, moments after an...

Leap of Faith

"Do you mind if I curse?" It was my only response after United States Army Golden Knight Joe Abeln finished his final instructions for our tandem skydive Friday. We'd already gone over what to expect and how everything was going...

Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk to be held downtown May 4

The 15th annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilies, will be held Wednesday, May 4, starting with registation at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 204 E. Chestnut St. at 9:30 a.m. The...

Grantham fifth-grader preparing for career in show biz

When Rayce Gibson was barely a toddler, he was already showing signs of becoming a performer. The fifth-grader at Grantham School remembers when his taste for the arts began. "I watched a musical called 'Cats.' I was interested in,...

Pickle Festival planning continuing

MOUNT OLIVE -- The first of several pre-events leading into the 25th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival to be held April 29-30 and May 1 got under way Friday. The Mount Olive Rotary Club/Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce...

Man shot during fight at strip club

A Mount Olive man is recovering at Pitt Memorial Hospital after being shot at a Wayne County strip club this weekend. Officials said Brandon Casey Manuel is in fair condition after he was involved in an altercation inside Teasers...

Indictments released by Grand Jury

The Wayne County Grand Jury handed down 103 true bills in April. Of the true bills, 62 individuals were indicted, including nine habitual felons. Of the charges, 96 were theft, burglary- or fraud-related; 45 were drug-related; and at least 19...