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Sunday, May 2, 2004

Family traces roots to origins of bustling crossroads area

In 1889, a man came to Wayne County with his family to begin a new life. Now more than 100 years later, his descendants are celebrating a piece of county history. The Adams family is commemorating more than 100...

Adamsville exhibit planned at Wayne museum

To commemorate more than 100 years of history of the Adamsville community, there will be an exhibit at the Wayne County Museum. It will begin with a reception June 13 and run until Sept. 1. The exhibit will be...

Sykes takes command of 916th Wing

Col. Paul J. Sykes had spent 29 years in Charleston, S.C., and now he has a new home in Goldsboro at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Sykes assumed command of the 916th Air Refueling Wing on Saturday from Col....

Wall of Firsts honors pioneers

More than 50 black pioneers were honored Saturday night, during the first Imani weekend celebration, for their faith, motivation and determination while serving as local, state and national leaders. Imani, which means faith, was the name given to the...

Joe Hackett runs for school board

Joseph Hackett, who ran for a seat on the school board two years ago, says the same problems exist today within the school system, prompting him to run again in the November election. Hackett filed for the at-large seat...

Church fires SJAFB priest; some say it is retaliation

By RICHARD N. OSTLING AP Religion Writer The Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, the most ardent champion of priestly sex abuse victims among America's Roman Catholic clergy, has been fired by his archbishop and is currently forbidden to lead public Masses....

WCC To hold graduation ceremonies

Wayne Community College will hold two commencement exercises next week. Adult high school and General Educational Development diplomas will be awarded Thursday, and college students will graduate Friday. Both ceremonies will be held at 6:30 p.m. on campus. In case...

Crowd of 500 expected at Cancer Survivor's Banquet

Cancer survivors will be treated to food, fellowship and fun May 13 at the 11th annual Cancer Survivor's Banquet. It will start at 6 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Sunburst Foods will provide a light meal. Entertainment will...

Wayne Christian student illustrates book

Wayne Christian High School senior Lewis Braswell has illustrated a children's book. His art teacher at the school, Susan Stout, said Lewis has a natural talent for art. His strength was in pencil drawing, and he painted an eagle,...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Duplin board to discuss school buildings

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education will discuss school building needs on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the school administration building. School board Chairman Doc Brinson said the board has been discussing problems of overcrowding, racial imbalance...

Wayne County Court News

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Timothy Patrick Crowley, 32, Pikeville-Princeton Road, Pikeville, larceny and possession of stolen goods, not guilty. *Jennifer McIntyre Bryant, 28, Audubon Avenue, larceny from the person (habitual felon), 122...

Briefly

Winn-Dixies to stay The three Winn-Dixie stores in Wayne County are safe at this point from being in the group of 156 stores and three distribution centers that the company plans to either sell or close this year, according to...

Student news

Eight students have been invited to participate in the 2004 Governor's School Summer Program. Attending from Charles B. Aycock are Jennifer A. Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Jackson, Fremont, and Anem Waheed, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Waheed...

Senior Games competitors feted

The Senior Arts Follies entertained about 60 people Friday who participated in the Wayne County Senior Games. The Golden Tones sang their own words to "My Favorite Things," like "when the pipes leak, when the bones creek." Other acts...

Public Records

Day care owner faces sex charges A man advertising that he was opening a day care in his home was arrested Friday and charged with two felony counts of a first-degree sex offense with a child. Teddy Faron Sanders, 34,...

Postal carriers to look for food Saturday

The Local Letter Carriers Food Drive will be held Saturday. The drive is part of a national effort by more than 1,500 NALC branches in the United States to fill local food banks. Local letter carriers hope to collect 22,000...

Council to meet Monday

The Goldsboro City Council will vote on the following items during its Monday night meeting: *A request to rezone the east side of North William Street between Industry Court and Tommy's Road from General Business to I-5 General Industry. *A...

Correction

Correction It was stated in an article in Thursday's paper that the city's current maximum sewer assessment is no more than $17 per square foot, due to an editing error. The assessment is based on front footage, and the fee...

Blackman named 'Songplugger of Year'

Sherrill Blackman has been honored as "Songplugger of the Year" at Music Row Magazine's annual awards ceremony. He is the first recipient of this award given in recognition for the hard work and dedication behind matching the right song with...

Sprunt College presents awards

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College staff and faculty recently honored several dozen students for their participation in various programs and activities during the fifth annual Student Awards Ceremony. Students were awarded for participating in the Student Government Association, Phi...