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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Shutdown affects SJAFB

The commissary went dark. The men and women charged with training the military's future F-15E aviators were grounded. Many of the civilians who work on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base were furloughed. The government shutdown came home to Wayne County...

County in line to get $6 million grant

A nearly six-year quest to establish a veterans' cemetery in Wayne County is one step closer to becoming a reality following Tuesday's announcement that the state is expected to be awarded a $6 million federal grant for the project. Local...

Man shot in leg after dispute in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive man, known locally as "Bo," faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after shooting a man the locals call "Coot" in the leg with a shotgun...

First-time pie bakers awarded

Alan Ledezma was so sure that he wasn't going to be taking away an award from the pie baking competition at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair on Tuesday that when they were being handed out, he was sitting out in...

Seniors show off talents at the fair

Jesse Lumpkin likes the sound of the mandolin being played during the theme song to the movie "Dr. Zhivago," so that's what he chose to do at the senior citizens talent contest at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair on Tuesday....

Cyclists making stop in Goldsboro

Droves of bicycle riders will be pedaling into Goldsboro on Thursday during the 15th annual Cycle North Carolina ride from the mountains to the coast. The ride is held annually to promote physical fitness and health and provide an economic...

Trial set for man charged in son's murder

A trial date has been set for a 22-year-old accused of murder in connection with the death of his son. In a bond hearing in Wayne County Superior Court Tuesday, Judge Arnold O. Jones agreed to a reduction in...

Fair attendance on pace for record

DUDLEY-- Good weather is helping the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair see record crowds this year, fair manager Eddie Pitzer said Tuesday. "The weather has been good and the forecast looks great for the rest of the week," he said....

School board gets first look at proposed budget

The Wayne County Board of Education held a called meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss the 2013-14 uniform budget, scheduled to be voted on at the regular meeting next week. The session gave the full board additional time to review...