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Thursday, November 3, 2011

School projects ready to start

Work is expected to begin Monday at Eastern Wayne Middle School, with Norwayne Middle School's project set to start a few weeks later, as the county embarks on a $17.7 million school construction/renovation project. The commissioners, who in September approved...

Lane will file appeal

Eric Glenn Lane, convicted in 2005 of murdering 5-year-old Precious Whitfield, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of his conviction in Wayne County Superior Court. Lane, now 40, was sentenced to death in 2005 after...

Local officials gather for dedication of plant

DUDLEY -- Watching flames shooting from the flare at the Wayne County landfill might be fascinating for most people. But for Methane Power Inc. officials, that flame means money and electricity. The company's power plant that converts the methane...

Former officer at SJAFB to get his third star

A former 4th Fighter Wing officer will soon add his third star. President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. John W. Hesterman III for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general. Hesterman, an F-15E pilot who trained at Seymour Johnson...

Briefcase bomb threat ends with just a fizzle

A small black briefcase left next to a gas line outside a check cashing business prompted the evacuation of stores along Ash Street late this morning -- and a response from the 4th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight. Members...