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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tax reval causing car tax confusion

The reduction in the county's property tax rate from 76.4 cents to 70.25 cents per $100 worth of value appears to be creating some confusion when it comes to county vehicle taxes. The tax rate for vehicles is the...

Wayne son writes on CIA Afghan tragedy

Journalist Joby Warrick's entrance into the Afghan city of Khost was aboard a helicopter full of pardoned Taliban who didn't look or sound as repentant as they professed to be. Warrick's arrival in the volatile border region next to...

Immortalized in linen

The names date back to World War II -- members of the 334th Fighter Squadron family represented on a tablecloth that, for decades, has found a home in a display case on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. And when the...

City set to open Park Avenue ... soon?

The road to a resolution of the months-long Park Avenue issue has cleared. Figuratively, at least. Parks Superintendent John Albert said Thursday morning the bollards that were installed in January to keep the road closed while allowing for pedestrian...

Bringing their hero back home ... at last

Carol Reitmann locked her car doors as a group, led by an Air Force chaplain, made its way across a parking lot on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. She wasn't ready to receive the news she felt certain they had...

Missing yes, but not ever forgotten

Don Totten doesn't need to attend a service at Arlington National Cemetery to say goodbye to Maj. Tom Reitmann. In a way, he sees his old friend every day. He relives the feeling of despair that overcame members of the...

Move-in day at Mount Olive College

Mount Olive College is expecting to house nearly 800 students in campus housing this year. Move-in week, which kicked off Saturday and included a reception at the home of college president Dr. Philip Kerstetter, will continue today and Monday,...

Storms blow through, pour rain on Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A quick-moving and violent storm swept across the town about 1 p.m. Friday dumping more than 2 inches of rain in less than 10 minutes while powerful winds took down trees and power lines, leaving portions...

Wayne Community College set to kick off fall humanities programs

A veteran songbird with Goldsboro ties, a study of Cleopatra and a film series on the history of Christianity make up the fall schedule of Arts and Humanities programs at Wayne Community College. Sally Spring, who was born in...

Floars working to memorialize son with motorcycle run for children

Allen Floars lost his 17-year-old son, Jacob, in an automobile crash in October 2010, and there is not a day that goes by when he does not think of that painful loss. But this year, he is going to...

Public record

Bag taken at library Charles Allen Moore, 29, Woodview Drive, reported the theft of a number of items from a bench at the Wayne County Public Library on East Ash Street. The items taken and their values were book bag,...