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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Friday storm spins off 1 tornado

Michael Bryan wasn't sure whether it was a tornado that destroyed a vacant mobile home on his property Friday on Jordans Chapel Road, but on Saturday, the National Weather Service confirmed that one touched down within five miles of...

Pierce to focus on drugs, school resource officers

Newly appointed Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce has not yet fully settled into his new office. The walls are bare. A single plant sits beside his desk. And he is still getting the hang of the inter-departmental telephone system....

Schools say no to design/build

The design/build method of construction is not the best way to build new schools, and the county commissioners who voted Tuesday ordering that method used to build new schools at Grantham and Spring Creek, need to rethink the issue,...

Woman to face cruelty charges

The owner of the Wayne County stable where two horses died in late January and a third had to be euthanized has been charged with five misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. The charges were filed Wednesday against Avalon Stables...

Saturday forum focuses on 'prison industrial complex'

As of Wednesday, the Wayne County Jail housed a total of 203 inmates, 143 of them black males. Of the 1,739 people on probation or parole in Wayne County on Jan. 31, 1,083 were black -- 790 of them...

Parade in Mount Olive celebrates black history

Blank faces, fancy footwork and frenzied stick-flips are the norm for A&T State University's all-male drum line, known as Cold Steel. And for some in the band, their participation in Mount Olive's Black History Parade on Saturday was a...

Fremont approves solar farm

FREMONT -- The Fremont Board of Aldermen last week approved a zoning change allowing solar farms to be built in its residential-agriculture zoning areas. The request came from Strata Solar, a Chapel Hill-based solar farm company. The zoning change allows...

'Cure for the Colors' fundraiser April 25-26

Southeastern Cancer Care "Cures for the Colors" fourth annual walk/run marathon fundraiser will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25-26. Southeastern Cancer Care's goal is to assist patients in eastern North Carolina with food, utilities, gas, prescription drugs and...