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Monday, April 16, 2012

Circus arrives in town

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will put on two shows today, starting at 4:30 this afternoon and again at 7:30. The shows will be repeated on Tuesday. The circus bills itself as the world's largest under a...

County to weigh marriage bill vote

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning could be facing a large crowd when they discuss the Defense of Marriage state constitutional amendment. That discussion will follow three public hearing at 9:15 a.m. including one on whether or not the county...

70 jets mark World War II achievement

Nearly 70 years after members of the 4th Fighter Group destroyed more than 100 German aircraft in a day, the aviators charged with carrying on their legacy set out on a mission to commemorate what transpired April 16, 1945....

Salvation Army plans purse fundraiser

Ladies, get your walking shoes on and your charge cards ready for the Salvation Army's jewelry, purse, shoe and bake sale Saturday. The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army building at 610 N....

Man dies after being shot in city

A Pikeville man died after being shot on Wayne Avenue early Sunday morning. Brandon Marquett Phillips, 37, of 107 Stone Cutter Drive, died from his injuries after emergency surgery was performed at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Police responded at about...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies *Clayton Lee Gay reported the theft of two TVs, valued at $1,150, from his home in the 500 block of New Hope Road. A witness, Charles Albert Browning, reported he saw a dark car drive away...

First responder nominated for national award

FAISON -- Glenn Jernigan, retired Duplin County sheriff who spent 36 years with Faison Fire and Rescue, is one of six finalists in a national competition honoring the work of first responders. The public will choose the $10,000 grand-prize...

4th's jets take to the sky

Airmen with Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's 4th Fighter Wing are paying homage to their World War II predecessors today with the launch of 70 F-15E Strike Eagles that will destroy more than 1,000 targets across North Carolina. On...