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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Looking up

Hallie Stanley, right, 6, sits alongside her mother, Lisa, as they watch a Fourth of July fireworks show in Goldsboro late Wednesday night in the parking lot of Berkeley Mall. Residents from all over the county capped off their...

Man, 81, shot in his home

An elderly man was found shot to death early today on Slick Rock Road, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Investigators released few details of the shooting, but neighbors and family members said Ralph Exum Jones, 81, was...

Andy Griffith already laid to rest

MANTEO -- Actor Andy Griffith, who died Tuesday morning at the age of 86, was buried within hours on his estate near Manteo, family and friends said. Griffith, a North Carolina native who made famous the character of Sheriff Andy...

County chief disproves $50 million claim

Blanket statements that the county has nearly $50 million nestled away in its fund balance are incorrect and do not tell the complete story, Wayne County Commission Chairman John Bell said prior to commissioners' recent approval of the county's $159...

Public record

Shooting into occupied dwelling An unknown black man entered a home in Dudley where a card game was being held and shot into the residence. According a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office evidence indicated both a shotgun...

Hundreds expected for reunions in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two local alumni associations are holding weekend-long reunions, beginning today and Friday, to celebrate with friends and family members from near and far. The Carver Alumni and Friends Association kicked off its annual reunion this morning...

Independence Day celebration at Westbrook Park

Shyquell Kornegay jumps at his chance to climb the grease pole at Westbrook Park in Mount Olive during the Fourth of July celebration. A crowd of about 400 people took part in the events, followed with a 15-minute fireworks...

Local lawyer accused in fraud

The North Carolina State Bar has accused another local lawyer of engaging in a scheme to defraud banks by disguising purchase transactions as refinance transactions. Greg Riley, formerly of Orander & Riley Attorneys and Counselors at Law, is implicated...