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Thursday, January 22, 2004

Partners in education

Partners in education News-Argus/Phyllis Moore Wayne Community College President Ed Wilson, second from left, watches as East Carolina University deans Dr. Jim Smith and Dr. Marilyn Sheerer sign a partnership agreement with WCC. At right is Debbie Grady, coordinator of...

City has trouble with Homestead land

The city of Goldsboro is running into some problems in getting its land back from Project Homestead, which was supposed to use the land to build houses for flood victims and first-time home buyers. The organization has borrowed money...

Election rematch set for March 23

A rematch between Goldsboro City Council candidates Danny Roseborough and Jackie Warrick may be held March 23. The State Board of Elections has requested that date for the second election. The request goes to the U.S. Justice Department for...

County zoning to expand

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners plans to zone more land this year, particularly around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's flight paths. The commissioners held an all-day workshop Wednesday at the Goldsboro Country Club. They reviewed all county departments'...

WCC forms partnership with ECU

Wayne Community College signed on as a partner Wednesday with East Carolina University to help the county "grow its own" teachers. Wayne Community became the third site for the Partnership East program, designed to meet the increasing demand for...

Jack Best files for county commissioner seat

Walnut Creek Councilman Jack Best plans to try for higher office -- Wayne County commissioner. A Democrat, Best said this morning that he will run in District 6, the seat now held by Commissioner Ken Gerrard. Gerrard, also a Democrat,...

Fire claims life of woman,son

From AP and staff reports HOLLY RIDGE -- An 8-year-old boy and his mother's boyfriend died in a house fire early Wednesday. The mother and another son escaped. The mother, Frances Shelly Bailey, grew up in Wayne County. She moved...

Dental trailer brings help to Duplin children

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County is getting a new tag-along trailer to keep records from the mobile dental program. The county Health Department's dental clinic for children has grown so much it's run out of space for all the records....

WCC Programs Information

Wayne Community College will hold two information sessions for anyone considering entering the dental, medical assisting, surgical technology, phlebotomy, nursing or human services fields. The presentation will cover career opportunities as well as WCC admissions and program expectations. The hour-long...

Waynesborough Commission changes

The Old Waynesborough Commission will soon become an independent, nonprofit organization. Several proposed, long-range plans were discussed at its meeting Tuesday, including separating from the Wayne County Historical Association. The commission has been a component of the association for...

Briefly

Max has a home Max, who has served the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, as a drug dog, has retired. Having reached the ripe old age of 11 -- that's 77 in dog years -- Max is ready to hang up...

Public records

Woman's bond kept at $1 million The secured bond for a 19-year-old Goldsboro woman, accused of being an accessory to the murders of a man and a woman, remained $1 million following a hearing Wednesday in Wayne County District Court....

Pikeville Meeting

PIKEVILLE -- The town board approved applying for a state grant to help revamp the existing Dees Memorial Park during a special meeting Wednesday. A master plan has been developed and includes one phase of renovations during a three-year...

Pilot accreditation program

Wayne County is one of six counties chosen to participate in a pilot accreditation program for health departments. And by 2005, the health director says, all public health agencies must be accredited. James Roosen talked about public health system...

Father-daughter dance

A benefit father-daughter dance will be held Saturday at the Family Y. The dance will be "Sunday best" dress, so the fathers and daughters can dress up as much as they want. This will be the first father-daughter dance...

Correction

In an article about the Wayne County Health Department's Golden "A" awards, a comment included by the department about the criteria for the honor was in error. Restaurants and food stands must earn a score of 95 percent or higher...