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Sunday, September 5, 2004

Frances should miss Wayne County

Beach communities should be prepared for dangerous surf conditions. The North Carolina mountains are preparing for flooding. But in Wayne County and much of eastern North Carolina, Hurricane Frances so far is a non-event. As of Saturday night, the National...

Sale of APV Baker final

State and Wayne County officials announced Friday that the purchase of APV Baker by Turkington Industries has been competed, thanks to $600,000 in state and local grants. Turkington, a privately held company with headquarters in Lancashire, England, received a $300,000...

A tale of two soldiers -- Larry Carr

A convoy of four U.S. Army National Guard soldiers travels through the open desert in northern Iraq. They had just started a four-hour trip to another base to see if other soldiers in the brigade needed anything. The 140-degree July...

A tale of two soldiers -- Derek Durham

Sgt. Derek Durham has changed in many ways over the past year. He has seen his fellow soldiers badly hurt and even killed while defending the United States. One word comes to his mind when he recalls his deployment to...

Agencies gear up for recycling

Wayne Opportunity Center and Keep Wayne County Beautiful are gearing up to provide a paper recycling program in Wayne County schools. The program is designed to reuse the paper in the schools, reduce the amount being dumped in the landfill...

City agenda for Tuesday meeting

The Goldsboro City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers of City Hall. Items on the agenda for Tuesday night's meeting include: *Setting a public hearing for a contiguous annexation petition. Isaac J. and Brenda M. Mozingo...

Commissioners meet Tuesday

The Wayne County commissioners will hear an update Tuesday on the Parkstown redevelopment project. The county received a $700,000 state grant last year. That money has been used to relocate some residents of LaGrange Road, Parkstown Road and Sam's Lane...

WCC Foundation launches busy year

The Foundation of Wayne Community College has elected its officers for 2004-2005. A.H. "Hank" Crawford Jr., a certified public accountant with Pittard, Perry and Crone Inc. will serve as chairman. C. Monroe "Jack" Best Jr., owner of Best Commercial Development...

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...

Vitamins can help prevent birth defects

Wayne County has one of the highest rates of neural tubal birth defects in the eastern part of the state. And in North Carolina, which has some of the highest numbers in the country, up to 70 percent can be...

Teacher traveling to Tokyo

Doris Ginn, a fourth-grade teacher at Eastern Wayne Elementary School, will spend three weeks in Japan, having been selected to an international travel program. Ms. Ginn, Wayne County's 2002 Teacher of the Year, will be traveling to Tokyo with 200...

Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Denton C. Young, 22, Athens Drive, Dudley, injury to personal property, not guilty. *Sylvia M. Evans, Athens Drive, Dudley, injury to personal property, not guilty. *John Phillip Wade, 47, U.S....

Briefly

Red Rose Tea celebration WAGES Foster Grandparents and their cohorts across the nation will toast a cup of Red Rose tea on Friday at 10 a.m. in a symbolic tribute to past successes and future triumphs of the program. The...

Student News

Two Wayne County students will find college a bit easier to afford this year thanks to scholarships awarded through the North Carolina 4-H program. Rebecca Lee, 18, daughter of Greg and Tammy Lee of Goldsboro, won two scholarships, a $1,000...

Pietropaolo joins MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ryan Pietropaolo of Four Oaks has joined the faculty of Mount Olive College as assistant professor of mathematics. Pietropaolo earned his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from State University of New York at Geneseo, his...

Essay contest planned

"What Freedom of Speech Means to Me" is the theme for the Fleet Reserve Association's annual essay contest. The contest is open to all students in grades 7-12 in the Wayne, Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson schools systems, private schools in...