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Monday, February 4, 2013

Air show plan getting look

Wayne County will still have an air show this May, despite concerns that potential Washington-ordered budget cuts would ground the annual event. 4th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Jeannie Leavitt told event planners this morning to push forward with preparations...

Patrol concerns: short on manpower

Deep state budget cuts in back-to-back years and an unsustainable attrition rate are thinning the ranks of the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the problem is particularly acute in the troop that includes Wayne County. First Sgt. Jeff Gordon, the...

Man, 49, to face sexual assault charges

A Pikeville man was arrested Friday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office on charges of sexual offenses against a minor. The abuse, investigators say, began when the victim was 6 years old and continued until she turned 12. Donald Scott...

Middle school career fair seeks participants from trades

The more professions represented at a career fair for middle school students, the better awareness about the local job market, organizers say. And one area they would especially like to have on hand at next month's event is small businesses,...

Commissioners to hear Mount Olive highway needs

Mount Olive's long-range transportation plan, which, among other things, calls for upgrading U.S. 117 to freeway status, will be presented to Wayne County commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. The presentation will be made by Carlos Moya and James Upchurch of...

Raecher to be Shriners' voice

George Raecher of Goldsboro has been appointed to the Sudan Shriners Divan as the assistant recorder, and to a second term as the director of public relations and editor of the Sudan Red Fez. Newly elected Sudan Potentate Ken...