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Town parks shut down

The latest executive order issued by Governor Roy Cooper has called for the closure of state parks. Following his lead, Mount Olive officials say Westbrook and Nelson Street Parks are also closed …

Woman jailed on car assault charges

A Dudley woman faces two assault charges after deputies say she struck two people with her car. Authorities arrested 22-year-old Amber Nichole Austin of 419 Potts Road, Dudley, and charged her …

Dudley man accused of shooting at home, inciting fear

A Dudley man faces charges after he discharged a firearm within an enclosure to incite fear and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. Authorities jailed 65-year-old Clyde Melvin Taft of 182 …

Leatham appointed to school board

Wade Leatham has heard the same question many times: “Why are you running for this position?” His answer never changes. “Bottom line, it’s for the kids,” Leatham said. A retired …
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United Way establishes relief fund
GOLDSBORO — United Way of North Carolina established a COVID-19 relief fund on March 20 to assist local United Way organizations …
Carver Alumni cancel 2020 reunion
Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and the mandates for citizens to stay home implemented by local, state and federal …
It’s business as usual despite lockdown
The doors at Mount Olive Town Hall, other town facilities and parks remain locked, but business goes on as usual while residents …
O'Shaniya Melvin hugs a family member after Southern Wayne's graduation last year. Seniors in 2020 are concerned they won't be able to walk the stage in commencement in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seniors concerned about graduation
Administrators and staff members in the Wayne County Public Schools system have been busy answering phone calls and emails since Gov. …
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Investigators file theft charges
Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department have filed more than three dozen theft charges against a La Grange man in …
Trooper Nolan J. Sanders
Wayne County State Trooper dies in wreck
Single-car crash occurred Friday evening
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Forgotten TV shows trigger memory

Matt Dillon, the Dodge City Sheriff of the television show, “Gunsmoke,” of earlier days has pretty much been camping out in my living room. I am pretty sure in the past week and a half I have …

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