[noun]: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

Monday, November 10, 2008

Shannon Nicole Adkins

ARCHER LODGE — SHP says alcohol was a factor in the collision of two pickup trucks on Buffalo Road that killed Shannon Nicole Adkins, 18, a Clayton High School graduate very close to her home. Desiree Olsen, 29, also of Clayton, was driving the other pickup and had to be transported to WakeMed. She is listed in fair condition. Olsen has been charged with driving while impaired. Adkins graduated from Clayton High School this year and was pursuing a criminal justice major at Wayne County Community College in Goldsboro.