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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Clipping to cut cancer

Kids and adults alike gathered to have their heads shaved in the parking lot next to The Flying Shamrock on North John Street to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund childhood cancer research. The event began...

A peck of pickle fun

MOUNT OLIVE -- In the center of Mount Olive beside a cage of hungry brown-haired goats, 4-year-old Kylee Whaley laughs as a clumsy goat thrusts its head through the fence boards and nibbles the food cupped in her tiny...

Officials: Aycock future in hands of legislature

FREMONT -- The irony of Thursday's meeting to discuss the potential darkening of the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace while hundreds of school children ran around the grounds, exploring the historic site's 19th century history wasn't lost on the dozens...

School volunteer becomes a father figure

Daniel Weeks has no children of his own at Goldsboro High School. But for many students there, he has become a father figure. The youth director at Bethel Church spent more than 375 hours at the school this past...

The F-15E's brushes with fame

2004 -- Twenty-one 4th Fighter Wing F-15Es participate in a flyover for President Ronald Reagan's funeral. 2007 -- Former child star Barry Williams, who played Greg on "The Brady Bunch," gets a ride in a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base...

N.C. Pickle Festival also celebrates new citizenship

Surrounded by family and friends, a group of 60 men and women raised their right hands and repeated the pledge of allegiance. But unlike a school classroom or government meeting, the crowd's repetition didn't sound like the standard drawl...

More than 200 walk for MS, raising nearly $30,000

More than 200 people took part in the MS Walk sponsored by the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Herman Park on April 20. Walk MS, presented by Biogen Idec, is an opportunity for individuals...

He did not make it home

A deployed Air Force aviator is caught, by his comrades, watching a video inside a room used for mission planning. His 11-month-old son had just learned to walk. "I think he had just gotten it in the mail," the airman's...

Strike Eagle: The specs

Mission The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather....

A record of success

It's Election Day 2005 and Phil Smith is in the cockpit of one of the F-15E Strike Eagles circling the skies over Iraq. "It was pretty much to let the Iraqi people know, 'Hey. Don't be afraid to go to...

In memoriam: Those who lost their lives in a Strike Eagle

* Capt. Francis "Piston" Imlay -- Imlay, a pilot assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron, was killed March 28, 2012, when his aircraft crashed near a base in Southwest Asia. * Capt. Mark "Pitbull" McDowell -- McDowell, a pilot assigned...

Only minutes left to save 17 comrades in arms ...

The blue sky had been consumed by the kind of gray that seemed to energize the insurgents operating near Coalition positions nestled in a valley not far from the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. A mortar attack had already unfolded -- a result,...

Communities in Schools of Wayne County earns national accreditation

Communities in Schools of Wayne County has received national accreditation and is among the first to accomplish this of the nearly 200 local affiliates in the CIS network in 25 states and the District of Columbia. "Accreditation for us...

Cherry honors volunteer of the year

Six awards were presented Thursday at the 10th annual Volunteer of the Year luncheon at Cherry Hospital. Four were the regular in-house recognitions, explained Tanya Rollins, director of special services, with two additional state awards incorporated this year from...