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Friday, April 30, 2004

State chairman says smaller schools result in better performance

MOUNT OLIVE -- The chairman of the state Board of Education says that small schools should be a priority for communities, but it isn't the state's place to step in and rule on it. Former state Sen. Howard Lee,...

Evans files for re-election; U.S. Rep. Jones challenged

J.D. Evans was most likely the final Wayne County commissioner to file for re-election when he did so Thursday. U.S. Rep. Walter Jones also got a challenger Thursday in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Wayne County. Evans, a Democrat...

Guardian ad Litem volunteers honored

Volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the courts were honored Thursday by district, regional and state officials of the Guardian ad Litem program. These volunteers are so important, said the district supervisor, Colleen Kosinsky, because child...

Meals on Wheels helpers get served

Hundreds of people, so used to spending their lunch hours delivering meals, tried something different Thursday -- being served. WAGES held its annual appreciation luncheon for Meals on Wheels volunteers at the Goldsboro Country Club. On the menu were...

Wayne sees largest crop of teaching scholarships

Wayne County public schools had a record number of students selected this year as recipients of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship. Fourteen students representing all six county high schools and one alternate were chosen for the award, which pays...

Keep Wayne County Beautiful recaps successful events

Keep Wayne County Beautiful just finished a month jammed packed with activities and will soon be gearing up for a new educational recycling program. One of the big events was the biannual Litter Sweep, which was held on April...

National Day of Prayer to be observed here Thursday

"Let Freedom Ring" is the theme for this year's National Day of Prayer, which will be observed on Thursday. The First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St., will hold a service for the community to participate. The chapel will be...

Public records

Man wounded A Goldsboro man was wounded Thursday during a fight in a parking lot, and Goldsboro police say they captured the assailant in a nearby building. Keyshawn Carmichael Jones, 20, of South Best Street was shot while he was...

Mount Olive College graduation set for May 8

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will graduate around 300 students at its 50th spring commencement Saturday, May 8. Graduation exercises begin at 2 p.m. in College Hall. The commencement speaker will be Robert J. Greczyn Jr., president and chief...

Briefly

Sherlock Holmes Film Festival The Wayne County Public Library will be the host of a month-long Sherlock Holmes Film Festival, beginning Saturday. The classic films will run every Saturday at 1:30 and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m....