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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Defense rests

The defense has rested it case in Leonard Eugene Joyner's first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping trial. For more information, see our "Live from the courtroom" coverage on www.NewsArgus.com and Thursday's News-Argus....

The witnesses

State Witness No. 17: Jerome Butts -- Butts told the court that he is 20 years old, but was only 19 the day Kennedy McLaurin Jr. died. He testified that back then, he was, in Assistant District Attorney Matthew Delbridge's...

College: Numbers are up for year

Technology and health-related programs at Wayne Community College, as well as continuing education, continue to draw high enrollment numbers, WCC President Dr. Kay Albertson told the college board of trustees Tuesday night. Spring enrollment for the curriculum programs has...

The state rests

A photograph of a smiling Kennedy McLaurin Jr. was the last thing a Wayne County jury saw Tuesday before the state rested its case against one of the men charged with murder in connection with the 16-year-old's Sept. 9,...

County: School board's proposal won't fly

The Local Government Commission has rejected Wayne County's plan to build two new middle schools through an operating lease agreement with developer Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of SfL+a, an action that could delay the schools' planned August 2015...

Rep. Bell to speak at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE -- State Rep. Larry Bell of Clinton will be the speaker Thursday night for the University of Mount Olive annual Braswell Lecture Thursday. The free event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Raper Building's Southern Bank...

Greenup named Young Careerist

Rhonda Wells Greenup has been selected as the Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club Young Careerist Representative. Competition was held during the Wayne-Duplin BPW's monthly meeting on March 6, 2014, at Ribeye's Steakhouse in Mount Olive. Judging was based on...

Crime of the Week

On Monday, Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. an unknown male described as Hispanic, approximately 509, 170, skinny build, entered the Friendly Mart located at 2212 Indian Springs Road at the intersection of Emmaus Church Road with a sawed-off long gun,...

Annual reading battle in progress

Wayne County Public Schools' elementary students will test their reading skills this week in the district's eighth annual Battle of the Books competition and for the first time will have the opportunity to advance to the regional level. The...

Joyner takes the stand

Leonard Eugene Joyner has just taken the stand in his first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping trial. For all the action unfolding in the courtroom, follow our 'Live from the courtroom' feature on www.NewsArgus.com or follow us on Twitter @newsarguscops...

Live from the courtroom -- Joyner on trial

Follow all the action unfolding in Courtroom No. 1, as the state attempts to convince a Wayne County jury that Leonard Eugene Joyner is guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in connection with the 2012 death of 16-year-old Kennedy...