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Friday, May 13, 2011

Former longtime fire chief chosen for national award

FAISON -- Glenn Jernigan, former Duplin County sheriff and former longtime chief of the Faison Fire Department, has become the first North Carolinian to receive the National Volunteer Fire Council's Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, presented annually by Scott...

March jobless rate down in Wayne, but up in Greene

Wayne County's unemployment rate dropped by 0.3 percent from February to March, according to the latest statistics from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. Wayne's February mark of 8.5 percent fell to 8.2 percent in March, according to...

Changes to state rules on annexing get first OK

All of Wayne County state representatives voted in favor of the involuntary annexation reform bill Thursday. Sponsored by Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, the bill is the first major overhaul of annexation rules that have been in effect since 1959....

Injured airman identified

The 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces airman who was injured early Sunday morning in Afghanistan has been identified by the Air Force. Staff Sgt. Ben Seekell is currently being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for injuries sustained when...

Copper hunting: Vacant houses are one of first places thieves strike

As the prices of precious metals have risen, so, too, have the frequency of metal thefts. In the past four months alone, Goldsboro police have received more than 80 reports of metal thefts. Most involved thieves stripping copper and...

Sheriff's office holding lost bikes

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is preparing to clear nearly 25 bicycles from a storage area. The bikes have been found abandoned throughout the county. Some of the bikes have been in the possession of the Sheriff's Office for...

Student arrested for filing false kidnapping report

Mychayla Sariah Allen, 16, of Woodcroft Drive, was arrested Thursday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for filing a false report to a law enforcement agency. Ms. Allen, a student at Charles B. Aycock, is accused of fabricating a...

Mental health advocates voice concerns

Just over a year ago, Anna Boyd would have lacked the skills and self assurance to speak before a crowd. She was front and center of nearly 100 people last week, though, as she pleaded with state Sen. Louis...