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Survivor strong

A teenage girl breaks down when, after flipping through a scrapbook she created for a school project, she reaches the page dedicated to friends and family members she has lost to cancer. "That's my hero -- my Grandma Baker," she...

Shelter creates new list for help

Wayne County Animal Control Director Vickie Falconer said she is neither surprised nor disappointed that only a handful of people have signed up thus far for a revamped and more structured program that will return volunteers to the shelter for...

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for study

The 2013 Relay For Life will offer more than a venue for fundraising, fellowship and storytelling. Thanks to the American Cancer Society, the thousands expected to attend -- and participate -- in the event will also have an opportunity...

Taking aim

The written tests had been taken, graded and passed. Only the paper targets stood between the test takers and a concealed carry permit. From the moment the pistol is drawn from its holster, raised to the ready position and the...

Board to have first evening meeting

Wayne County commissioners will begin their three-month experiment with holding their first-of-the-month meetings in the evening on Tuesday. Held on the first Tuesday of the month, the May 7, June 4 and July 2 sessions will begin with an agenda...

'Hillbillies'

Jackie Brown, left, and Mollie Doll head up an incline during the "Hillbilly Hike" obstacle course run Saturday at Stoney Creek Park. Scores of competitors turned out for the muddy 5-kilometer challenge. Proceeds will go to Homes for Our...

Mount Olive College Class of 2013 starts next chapter

Despite the unseasonably cool afternoon breeze, the 59th commencement at Mount Olive College Saturday warmed the hearts of 1,426 guests as they joined faculty and staff in congratulating the graduating class of 2013. Dr. Philip Kerstetter spoke proudly of the...

Man shot after dispute over card game

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Durham Lake Road early Saturday. Yakima Dwain Battle, 20, of 124 S. Running Deer Road was shot once in the buttocks and suffered a graze wound to his left arm....

Duplin teachers named Kenan Fellows

Five Duplin County teachers have been named 2013-14 Kenan Fellows. They will tackle summer research projects in a variety of fields including curriculum design, renewable energy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and agriculture. * Ben Littell, a science teacher at North Duplin Jr.-Sr....

Council to talk budget

The Goldsboro City Council will meet Monday at 5 p.m. in room 206 of the City Hall annex to discuss the city's 2013-2014 budget as well as an offer to purchase the building and property at 2406 E. Ash St....