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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Suspected bank robber apprehended

A suspect wanted for bank robberies, including an attempted robbery of the Heritage Bank in Fremont, has been captured in Asheville after a standoff with police. The Asheville Police Department received information Tuesday that a man wanted for bank robberies...

Cotton pickin' good crop

Shayne Paul watches as a hopper full of freshly picked cotton is dumped in a packer in a field farmed by Michael Lancaster near Airport Road in northeast Wayne County on Tuesday. Agriculture officials say Wayne has about 11,000...

Sidewalk policy under scrutiny

Sidewalk construction again emerged as a contentious topic at the Goldsboro City Council meeting earlier this month as council members continue to wrestle with a site plan modification request from an area church that carries a sidewalk construction requirement....

Crime Stoppers fundraiser Nov. 1

In the 30 years since its inception, Wayne County Crime Stoppers has led to more than $10 million in recovered property and narcotics seized, and helped solve more than 8,000 cases. "The basic concept of the program has worked well...

Murder suspects still being sought

Goldsboro police are still actively searching for two murder suspects, wanted in separate cases, and are asking for the public to assist. Angelo Mandril Burden, 38, is wanted for the murders of Gary Devon Buckom and Donald Lee Mewborn....

Art, jazz to be featured this week in downtown events

Downtown Goldsboro this week becomes a haven for jazz fans as the Arts Council of Wayne County and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. are bringing artists in to celebrate the city's music traditions through Jazz on George and the Arts...

Domestic violence vigil to be held Thursday night

The Wayne Uplift Domestic Violence Program will host its second annual candlelight vigil, "Lights for Change," Thursday to remember victims and honor survivors of domestic violence. The vigil will be held at Herman Park at the gazebo from 5:30...

Home and Garden Expo to be held Saturday at fairgrounds

The Home Builders Association of Wayne County will hold the 2012 Home & Garden Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fairgrounds. The expo highlights the...

Embracing life, showing heaven, giving hope

There have been stories about youths dealing with drugs, alcohol and bullying. There have been stories about families dealing with tragedy and conflict. And there has even been stories about the rapture. But they all have one thing in...

4th is 'first'

A Wednesday morning announcement affirmed that active duty airmen stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are living up to their unit's motto -- that the 4th Fighter Wing is, indeed, "first." Air Combat Command Commander Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage...