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Four Trojans receive all-conference recognition

Seniors Felecity Havens and Jamaal Matin along with junior Jada Bacchus and freshman Michael Brown were acknowledged by Conference Carolinas for their work on the hardwood this season.

Motorcycle involved in crash on Old Mount Olive Highway

Late Monday afternoon Dudley Fire Department along with Wayne County EMS Station 8 Paramedics were dispatched to a traffic accident that involved a motorcycle at the intersection of Old Mount Olive highway and Royal Drive. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with non-life-threating injuries...

Shooting in Dudley sends one to the hospital

A shooting took place last night at 214 Blue Ridge Drive in Dudley where 43-year-old Ronaza Earl Bunn of Dudley was transported to the hospital after multiple gunshot wounds from shooting suspect 20-year-old Nakia Lequan Atkins of Dudley.

Rocio Ramirez acknowledged for receiving American FFA Degree

North Duplin alum Rocio Ramirez was honored yesterday by North Duplin staff and FFA members for being awarded the American FFA Degree. Ramirez becomes only the fifth North Duplin alum to receive the American Degree and she becomes the first female in North Duplin history to do so.
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Counterfeit money being passed again
Two counterfeit $100 bills have been passed at separate businesses here in the last week, and authorities say there are no suspects at …
Calypso woman jailed on theft charge
A Calypso woman has been jailed on several felony theft charges. Arrested by officers with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was …
Newly seated Sen. Perry slams down on health care issues
Newly seated 7th District state Sen. Jim Perry (Rep-Wayne, Lenoir) is already ex-pressing big concerns about health care, particularly …
A work order has already been authorized to fix a flooding problem in the 500 and 600 blocks of West John Street. A drainage issue that floods sidewalks on the north side of the street in that two block stretch was a concern raised by at last week’s town board meeting by District Four Commissioner Dennis Draper. The area is near Mount Olive Middle School and youngsters who walk to school are forced to either walk through the water on the flooded sidewalks or walk in the street. Work to fix the problem is scheduled to begin on April 21.
Sidewalk flooding near school scheduled to be repaired
Work is expected to begin on April 21 to remedy sidewalk flooding on the north side of the 500 and 600 blocks of West John Street. …
First Sergeant Doug Bowens is featured in this photo by his cruiser. He is Wayne County’s new Highway Patrol first sergeant. He replaces First Sergeant John Bobbitt, who was transferred to Fayetteville. Sgt. Bowens, a 19-year veteran with the patrol, relocates here from Granville County.
Wayne County gets new first sergeant
Wayne County has a new State Highway Patrol first sergeant. He is 46-year-old Doug Bowens, 19 year veteran with the …
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Teachers need protection too

Video cameras being worn as routine gear by police and law enforcement officers in departments across the country have proven to provide the evidence to clear officers of wrongdoing or convict them …

Newton Grove hires new police chief

The Town of Newton Grove has looked to someone who formerly called the Sampson County town home. Gregory Warren will take over the job in just a few weeks as he begins the process of moving back …

Methodists may face split over LGBT issues

Carl Lamm announces retirement

The Positivity Project, part three: Who’s behind it?

Commissioners delay vote on Freedom Balloon Fest

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