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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wounded Warriors

Last month, 4th Fighter Wing Staff Sgt. Ben Seekell was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device went off under his feet just outside of the Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, perimeter. He and his partner, his working dog, Charlie who was injured...

Working Dogs

Video Postcard to Staff Sgt. Ben Seekell from his comrades at the 4th Fighter Wing Kennel....

A new battle: 4th Fighter Wing Staff Sgt. Ben Seekell fights to face a new life

WASHINGTON -- He considers himself one of the lucky ones -- the young father of three whose life was forever changed more than a month ago just outside the Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, perimeter. He rejects the notion that he is...

Event celebrates fathers

Adam Patton began celebrating Father's Day on Saturday afternoon with a unique activity not typically seen this time of year -- watching his 4-year-old daughter Savanah fly a kite. As her Barbie kite gained momentum and wafted higher, Patton...

Goldsboro residents can now deannex

Special to the Messenger Homeowners living in the Buck Swamp and Falling Brook areas of Goldsboro have finally got what many of them have long been working toward -- the chance to get out of the city limits. Annexed into...

Arts Council building on City Council agenda

The Goldsboro City Council will decide Monday if the city will go through with its intention to purchase the soon-to-be-former building of the Arts Council of Wayne County. The budget amendment to allow the city to pay $500,000 for...

Titan coach, former players remember, pass along lessons of respect to youth

Joined by three of his "Titans," Herman Boone, the former high school football coach who inspired the Walt Disney film "Remember the Titans," came to Goldsboro Saturday with a message for its youth: respect. Sponsored by Dennis Peele, a...

Pediatric leader urges child water safety

After two children were admitted to the hospital after nearly drowning during the past week, Dr. Dave Tayloe of Goldsboro Pediatrics issued a reminder about the importance of water safety. They were separate incidents, the physician said, but were...

Wayne commissioners to revisit budget, taxes and cuts

A county budget leaner by $1,492,005 and minus a proposed 2.35-cent increase in the tax rate will be the subject of a Tuesday morning public hearing before the Wayne County commissioners. The hearing on the $158 million budget will...

Camp Killowatt offers youth studies in alternative energy

Camp Killowatt, a summer day camp for middle and high school students interested in alternative energy, will again be offered at Wayne Community College, thanks in part to a $15,000 grant from the Progress Energy Foundation. The program is designed...

Accident shuts down U.S. 13; driver trapped

A one-car accident Saturday morning on U.S. 13 South sent the driver by helicopter to Duke Medical Center. The condition of Wendy Bass Noll, 37, of Spring Branch Road was unavailable at presstime. She was pinned in her car,...