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By David Rouse
Published in News on January 22, 2004 2:02 PM

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 his sniffer, yielding to the younger dogs on the force.

The question was, where would he live?

On Tuesday, the county commissioners accepted a request to settle Max's living arrangements.

He will get to go home with his handler, sheriff's officer Mike Cox, to live out his retirement.

New businesses

For those of you who have been wondering what will go in the parking lot in front of the United Artists Cinema on Berkeley Boulevard, it was revealed Tuesday what the new business will be.

The Goldsboro City Council approved a site and landscape plan for Advance Auto.

The store will be on the west side of North Berkeley Boulevard between Graves Drive and Cashwell Drive, across from McDonald's restaurant and in front of United Artists Cinema.

The council also approved a taxicab franchise for James Bunn and two taxicab franchises for Calvin Earl Daniels.

Christian history class

The Foundation of Wayne Community College will offer a lecture course on the early development of Christianity.

Arts and Humanities Program Director Bill Brettmann will lead the four-week course starting Feb. 3. It will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 206 of the Dogwood Building on campus. The course will survey the first 400 years of the development of Christianity, showing the diversity of beliefs and practices which existed alongside what has come to be regarded as "orthodoxy."

There is no charge for the class but the textbook, "Lost Christianities" by Bart Ehrman, will cost $15. The book will be available at the foundation office and at the first class.

The number of participants is limited. To register, call 735-5151, extension 360, and leave a message with the program title, your name and telephone number.

AFA scholarships

The Scott Berkeley Chapter of the Air Force Association has an Aerospace Education Foundation Spouse Scholarship available.

Applicants must be a spouse of Air Force active duty, Air National Guard or Air Force reserve. Thirty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in March.

Requirements include a 3.5 GPA or higher, proof of acceptance into a regionally accredited community college or university, a two page double-spaced essay describing academic and career goals and two letters of recommendation.

Applications are available in the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base education office or at www.aef.org under financial aid, scholarships. The deadline for applications is Jan. 30.