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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Not guilty

Less than an hour after two words rocked a Wayne County courtroom, two of the men found not guilty in the 2008 shooting of a local store owner celebrated their freedom with family members and friends.Joshua Davis and Quentin Kenon...

Investigator grilled on crime scene processing

Moments after the state rested its case against the three men accused of shooting a Goldsboro convenience store owner in 2008, the defendants addressed the court. But the jury was not present when Joshua Davis, Quentin Kenon and Rashard Oliver...

Jeffreys to receive annual Distinguished Service Award

The Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America has announced that it will present its annual Distinguished Service Award to George Jeffreys. The presentation will be made at a banquet June 5 at the Walnut Creek Country Club....

Wayne Community College student wins state award

Karen Peralta, a medical assisting student at Wayne Community College, was recently presented an academic excellence award by the N.C. Community College System. This award recognizes one student from each of the state's 58 community colleges as exemplary in...

Church, leaders join for luncheon, prayer

Faith Free Will Baptist Church's men are once again pairing with local community and business leaders to provide support through prayer. This will be the 21st year that the church has done a National Day of Prayer event. It will...

Commissioners get close look at jail woes

Some of the ceiling tiles in the Wayne County Jail have been damaged by leaks so many times that they are no longer being replaced, leaving gaps in the ceiling. "No telling how many times they have been replaced," Wayne...

Sixth book is most personal for North Drive teacher, author

Gregg Brown has always been shy about meeting new people. So when he attended an educator's conference at Atlantic Beach several years ago, he was admittedly nervous but compelled to step out of his comfort zone, he said. "It...

County jobless rate falls in March

Wayne County's unemployment rate tumbled from February to March, along with 97 other counties in the state, although two nearby counties bucked the statewide trend. The slight increases in Greene and Wilson counties -- both counties saw a 0.1...

Website to connect volunteers to groups

A local mechanism to connect volunteers with needy agencies has received a shot in the arm in the form of an updated website as Volunteer Wayne debuted its new look online last week. The new site boasts an ability...

Leadercast set for Friday at Mount Olive College

Tickets are still available for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast Friday at Mount Olive College. Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga., to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Mount Olive College. The local...