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Monday, March 31, 2014

Fighting cancer with clippers

Rosalie and Chad Cobb have helped raise more than $100,000 in the five years they have been organizing the local St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser for children's cancer research. They would not be deterred by rain Saturday. Tents erected outside...

Music makers

Wayne County Public Schools' All-County Band Fest 2014 was held Thursday at Dillard Middle School....

Longtime professor dies at 97

MOUNT OLIVE -- Lorelle Franck Martin, the much-beloved and founding member of the Mount Olive College faculty, died early Sunday following a period of declining health. She was 97. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8...

County will add to loan request

Wayne County commissioners not only will apply for up to an additional $1 million through North Carolina's Eastern Region, they will consider setting aside some of the funds for county projects. Earlier this month commissioners applied for, and received...

Joyner found guilty

Guilty of first-degree murder. After nearly five hours of deliberations that began Thursday afternoon and resumed, after a three-day break, this morning, a jury returned a guilty verdict for Leonard Joyner, 23, in connection with the 2012 murder of...

Commission to take look at department mergers

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will hold a public hearing on the proposed consolidation of four of the county's volunteer fire service districts. Under the proposal, New Hope and East Wayne fire service districts would merge to become New...

Driver killed in car crash

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 23-year-old Mount Olive woman died in a one-vehicle wreck early Sunday morning just north of town. Crystal L. Grant of Jurney Street was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. 117 Alternate about three-tenths of...

Guilty

Leonard Eugene Joyner has been found guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping for his role in the Sept. 9, 2012, death of 16-year-old Kennedy McLaurin Jr. For complete details, see today's News-Argus....

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...