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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Students earn $15.5 million in scholarships

More than $15.5 million in renewable financial aid will assist recent high school graduates from Wayne County Public Schools heading off to college in the fall. School officials tallied the latest round of scholarships and supplemental funding awarded to the...

Family members and friends of Faro VFD remember what it was like to experience a B-52 crash in their backyard

EUREKA -- It started on the front porch of a small town restaurant -- a conversation meant to unwrap the strife between the residents of a Wayne County farming community and the state of North Carolina. They didn't seem to...

Woman drowns in pool

MOUNT OLIVE -- No foul play is suspected in the Wednesday afternoon drowning of a 20-year-old Mount Olive woman. Wayne County Sheriff's Major Tom Effler said Meghan Beth Roberts was found lying face down in an aboveground swimming pool around...

916th names new commander

By the end of the summer, the 916th Air Refueling Wing will have a new commander. Air Force officials announced late Wednesday that Col. Gregory S. Gilmour, the current commander of Tinker Air Force Base's 507th Operations Group, will...

Public record

Another bomb threat More than three months after the last call, another bomb threat was made at the construction site of the new Cherry Hospital on West Ash Street Wednesday morning. The threat, at least the ninth reported since November...

Cliffs swimming area set to open

Closed for several months for repair work on the dam, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park's lake will open for swimming Saturday. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Park ranger Candace Rose said the lake...