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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Opening a whole new world

In his native country of Colombia, Alcives Perez worked in economics. Now he has a job at Butterball. Hugo Cruz, a police officer in El Salvador, currently works for a sanitation company, cleaning equipment. Kpoti Adjovi relocated to the U.S....

Citizens say 'no' to closing of road

Residents of the Zion Church Road community east of Mount Olive were successful Tuesday in convincing Wayne County commissioners not to recommend dead-ending their road. To help persuade commissioners, one resident, William Farmer, has agreed to donate the land necessary...

Wayne County Reads begins year

When Tommy Hays began writing his novel "The Pleasure Was Mine," he didn't set out with the specific goal of creating a story to inspire readers who were dealing with a family member with Alzheimer's. He just wanted to...

Public record

Handgun assault Anthony McNair reported that while he was walking in the 300 block of South John Street about 8:15 p.m. Monday, a man in a black mask pulled up on a blue moped, removed a pistol from his coat...

$104 million bypass contract awarded

A $104.4 million contract has been awarded to Barnhill Contracting Co. of Tarboro to design and construct the eastern leg of the U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass. The contract for the western, and final segment, of the bypass is scheduled to...

Woman injured in crash

A Dudley woman is in critical condition this morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital after she was involved in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon about a mile north of Mount Olive. Anne Wells, 59, of Pacific Place, was taken to...

Bell makes N.C. House candidacy official

John Bell IV made official Tuesday his intention to seek the state House District 10 seat. While no announcement has been made by the incumbent Republican Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Kinston, Bell said he fully expects him to seek...

Mount Olive College to host Faith and Rural Life conference for second year

Agriculture and religion are the inspirations behind the second annual Faith and Rural Life Down to Earth Ministry at Mount Olive College, which community members and students of all ages are invited to attend. The idea for the event,...

Investigation leads to Fremont drug arrests

FREMONT -- A man was arrested recently following a two-month long investigation into alleged drug activity taking place at his Fremont home. Fremont police conducted a search warrant at the home of Tamarice Hill, 32, at 603 E. Vance...

Wayne County Public Schools gains 10 board-certified teachers

Ten teachers in Wayne County Public Schools have joined the ranks of those with National Board Certification. The newly certified employees bring the district's total number of teachers and counselors to 181. Earning certification is a stringent and time-consuming...