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Monday, December 3, 2012

Local Marines' mission: Lots of toys for Christmas

They have served their country for decades -- on battlefields from Vietnam to Afghanistan. But members of the Marine Corps League's Waynesborough Detachment are shifting their focus to their home county for the next several weeks -- hoping to...

Town to seek airport funding

MOUNT OLIVE -- According to a state study, Yeager Field, the town's airport, has an $8 million economic impact annually on the town and southern Wayne County -- news that town officials want to leverage in hope of securing...

Shots fired; four hit, two killed

A young woman collapses when her emotions get the best of her. She wails and sobs uncontrollably. "No. No," she screams again and again. "Why? God, why?" She knows two people are dead inside the house located a few...

Justice set to swear in new board

North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby Tuesday morning will deliver the oath of office to the five Republicans elected Nov. 6 to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Democrat John Bell was sworn in this morning, as prescribed by...

We need your help to make 600 children's Christmas dreams come true

A century-old tradition of providing toys and treats for needy children at Christmas is in trouble. The Empty Stocking Fund, which has made the holiday brighter for thousands of children over the years, might not be able to help all...

Robotics team has chance to compete

The Roto Raptors, a local 4-H robotics team, has received a $5,000 NASA grant, which will cover the registration fee to participate in the NCFIRST Robotics Competition in the spring. This is the third year Team 3737 will compete...

Senior Center shows off

Lillian Bridgers stands behind a glass door as she leads a tour of the new Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center, 2001 E. Ash St., during an open house last week. The new center has had 223 new seniors sign...