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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NAACP brings school query to county

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning discarded their normally stoic acceptance of public comments made during their meetings to question county NAACP education chairman Charles Wright after he declined to identify schools used in his presentation that he said illustrated...

Safety check day will include food, fun, deals for families

Bennie Grady remembers when he and other first responders arrived at the scene of a fatal crash -- how the driver of a mangled vehicle left behind a frightened 3-year-old in the back seat. He relives the experience of watching...

Getting set to make their voices heard at ballot box

Samantha Price, a junior at Southern Wayne High School, helped set up a table for voter registration outside the cafeteria Tuesday before hanging a sign encouraging students to stop by and sign up. She hadn't planned to register herself,...

Public record

Woman, 87, assaulted Jennifer Lauren Rouse, 29, of Diddy Bo Lane in Kinston, was arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriffs Office Wednesday after allegedly robbing a women inside of Andy's restaurant on N.C. 111 South. According to a Goldsboro...

Riding shotgun

Everyone wants a better view, and this dog enjoying a cruise down Berkeley Boulevard is no exception. With keen ears and more than a million scent receptor cells in its nose and the roof of its mouth, it's no...

Crossings, cleanup on city agenda

A short presentation on railroad crossing closings highlighted the City Council's work session Monday night as Planning Director Randy Guthrie briefed the council members in advance of a meeting for the public scheduled for Thursday. An informational workshop on...

Hands-on history workshops at Wilson museum

WILSON -- On the first three Saturdays in October, the North Carolina Museum of the Coastal Plain will be hosting hands-on history workshops in historic gardening, blacksmithing, and spinning and weaving. Each workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until...

MOC Bridge Builders dinner set for Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will hold its annual Bridge Builders Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24. The dinner will take place at 6 p.m. in the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center on the Mount Olive College campus. The...

Mount Olive College students' work chosen for art show

Tami Foy Grady knows the pain of losing a loved one to war and she has depicted that pain, along with the strength that comes from that loss, in a self-portrait she's titled "War Affected No. 6." The 26-year-old...