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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Man stabbed

An altercation that began when a man's girlfriend was allegedly groped inside a local nightclub led to a vicious assault early Saturday morning, according to a Goldsboro Police Department report. Marquis Chardon Thomas, 27, was beaten and stabbed by three...

Volunteers, wing honor 916th airmen, families

Parker Mann would not be defeated. In his mind, he had accomplished his mission -- firing a ball, successfully, at the target on a dunk tank set up on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base -- and yet the Air...

Shooting supect arrested

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Dudley man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Goldsboro woman and firing a rifle into an occupied house was arrested Friday at about 6:30 p.m. in Kinston after officers surrounded a hotel where...

His dream was a wish his heart, faith made

Dr. Burkette Raper's legacy lies with the students whose lives he changed, Mount Olive College alumni and others said last week as they mourned his loss. Raper died Monday and his funeral was Thursday. While paying their respects, many...

Meet the new guy: New Goldsboro city manager Scott Steven starts work Monday

Scott Stevens says that if you were to ask his mother, she would tell you how surprised she was at where he ended up. It's not that she never thought Stevens had the potential to lead a city --...

Pair arraigned for murder

The Goldsboro husband and wife arrested Thursday for killing the man's sister could face the death penalty. Gary Metzger, 54, and Ann Metzger, 34, were each charged with murder Friday morning in connection with the death of Jean Metzger...

Rose Raper: Taking her place, always right by his side

MOUNT OLIVE -- "I feel like half of me is gone," Rose Raper said softy Saturday morning as she reflected on the passing this week of her husband of almost 60 years, Dr. Burkette Raper. "But let's talk about him."...

Malpass Brothers to perform at WCC

The Malpass Brothers, Christopher and Taylor Malpass, will be performing a concert at Wayne Community College on Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m., just a week before the band travels out of the country to perform in Northern Ireland. The...

Write-ins to decide some municipal elections

Write-in votes, just as they have for years, will decide who will fill the three seats on the Eureka Town board up for election this November. No one filed for any of the soon-to-be vacant slots. But Eureka isn't...

County Health Board will eye cleaning concerns

Insects in bathroom stalls. An undetermined odor in the elevator. Cigarette butts and chewing gum littering the entrance to the county Health Department. There are many housekeeping challenges at the building that houses services catering to the county's health needs,...

New cancer room opens at Wayne hospital

Susan Sutton remembers many parts of her battle against cancer, but one of the most vivid is how cold her bald head got when she was trying to sleep. It was a little hurdle in a pretty tough fight,...

Back home again: Former ambassador Eikenberry and wife, Ching, look back at Afghanistan

RALEIGH -- It wasn't until they were back in the United States, eating at Courtney's Restaurant in Raleigh, that Karl and Ching Eikenberry realized just how stressful their lives in Afghanistan had been. But after two years of hearing...

Bentonville 'Second Saturday' program Aug. 13

FOUR OAKS -- Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will present a Second Saturday forum on Aug, 13 with a diverse panel of guest speakers. The patchwork of history topics includes 19th century quilts and textiles, the state's Civil War Death...