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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mount Olive College cancels Friday classes, Saturday graduation

With Hurricane Irene expected to at least bring heavy rains and possibly more to Wayne County on Saturday, Mount Olive College officials announced late Wednesday their decision to postpone their planned graduation ceremonies. The college's 58th annual summer commencement,...

Airmen take last few steps in Ruck March to Remember

VIRGINIA -- He wasn't wearing an Air Force uniform. There was no 35-pound ruck sack strapped to his shoulders. But when Pete Page began marching alongside members of the 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron Wednesday afternoon, passers-by took...

Air Force evacuates planes from projected storm path

The approach of Hurricane Irene has convinced Air Force officials at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to evacuate approximately 60 F-15E Strike Eagles and seven KC-135R Stratotankers to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana today. Planes started leaving this...

Local and state officials keep close eye on hurricane's path

Wayne County officials are watching and waiting and making preparations as Hurricane Irene draws closer to the North Carolina coastline. "We are still monitoring the situation," said Blair Tyndall, county EMS and safety director, speaking on behalf of county...

Students head back to classes

Taylor Gay sat atop a table in a kindergarten classroom at Northeast Elementary School this morning, leg swinging back and forth as she waited for the moments to pass until the start of class. The fifth-grader was fine now that...

Annual sickle cell fundraiser canceled

The annual Sickle Cell Anemia fundraiser planned for Saturday at Berkeley Mall has been canceled, according to the Epicurean Civic Club, which sponsors the event. It had been scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., featuring singers,...