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Monday, August 1, 2011

Dr. Burkette Raper dies of cancer at 83

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. W. Burkette Raper, who was instrumental in the early development and later growth of Mount Olive College, died early today at home. He was 83. Raper served the college for more than 50 years, more than...

Miss N.C. stops in Goldsboro to raise funds for children

By now, it may be old news that Goldsboro native Hailey Best was crowned Miss North Carolina 2011. But for those in the audience at the Paramount Theater Sunday afternoon, it was like they were hearing it for the...

Expert: There are options for hanging planes in a museum

Although the city has said it will bide its time and examine all of its options with its newly purchased 14,000-square-foot building on Ash Street, there have been discussions all the while about turning the former bank building into...

Commission will discuss paving plans

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will hold a public hearing on the Department of Transportation's proposed $1.345 million secondary road paving program for the county. The hearing will start at 9:15 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the...

7-year-old killed when SUV crashes

A 7-year-old boy was killed in a single-car accident Sunday afternoon after a vehicle carrying a Seven Springs family left Emmaus Church Road at a high rate of speed and struck a pecan tree. Jordan Perez Vasquez, who was...