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Sunday, March 13, 2005

Bartlett says rebuild Paramount downtown

PINE KNOLL SHORES -- Goldsboro can rebuild the Paramount Theater better than new, Recreation Director Neil Bartlett told the City Council Friday. On behalf of the Recreation and Parks Commission, Bartlett urged the city to reconstruct the historic theater downtown,...

Strategic plan tied to land-use plan

It's no coincidence that the terms "strategic plan" and "land-use plan" are constantly popping up in Wayne County commissioner meetings. The two are inextricably linked. In a recent briefing to state legislators, commissioners brought up local issues that are expected...

Jail commission seeks answers to overcrowding

The Wayne County Criminal Justice Study Commission -- formed in 1998 to find ways to reduce the jail population -- was reconvened Friday for the first time in more than two years, with the jail overflowing again. For about a...

Wayne department heads learn about zero-based budgeting

What's here today could be gone tomorrow. That's what Wayne County department heads are learning during this year's budgeting process as the county implements both zero based budgeting and employee performance standards. "If you want a job added in your...

High-noise areas discussed by council

PINE KNOLL SHORES -- Goldsboro officials are now likely to allow mobile homes to be replaced and houses to be rebuilt or expanded in high-noise areas around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. But the City Council is preparing to take...

News-Argus buys Wayne County Phone Book

The Goldsboro News-Argus announced today the expansion of its telephone directory publishing business, Community Yellow Pages of Eastern North Carolina, with the acquisition of Our Town Phone Directory, Inc.'s Wayne County Phone Book. Hal Tanner III, News-Argus general manager and...

Wayne Country Day teachers prepare for classes

Teachers do more than just stand in front of a classroom. Sometimes they also make sure the classroom is still standing. When a storm swept through Wayne County last week, it caused extensive damage to the roof at Wayne Country...

Wayside Home in trouble

After helping recovering women addicts for more than 20 years, the Wayside Fellowship Home may have to close its doors due to a lack of money. "We are in a financial crisis," said Mary Winn, the home's director. "Unless we...

Volunteer Center opportunities

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 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Teachers attend seminars

CULLOWHEE -- Several area educators have participated in seminars at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Mary L. Hawk of Goldsboro, grades K-5 English as a second language teacher at Eastern Wayne Elementary School, attended a support...

Superior Court report

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Jasper James Jackson, 28, Goldsboro, indecent liberties with a child, 17 to 21 months; indecent liberties with a child, 17 to 21 months. *Robert E. Reed, 47, Patton Street, Mount...

Student news

Twenty-six students joined Wayne Community College's honor society during the spring induction ceremony. The students accepted the invitation to join the Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa members represent...

Fire destroys building

Fire ALBERTSON -- A fire in the Outlaws Bridge community of Duplin County on Friday afternoon destroyed an abandoned frame house and spread to the nearby home of a woman with four children. But no one was at home and...

Public record

Break-ins charged The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has charged a LaGrange man with breaking and entering. Matthew Anthony Bride, 24, of Jeffrey Drive, LaGrange, was charged with two counts each of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property....

Mount Olive Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Shannon Arnette, 33, Northeast Church Road, Mount Olive, larceny, 45 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation, $5 restitution, $100 fine and costs. *Anita Simmons Hall, 29, Kelley Street, Mount Olive,...

MOC career fair held

MOUNT OLIVE -- Seventy-four businesses and seven graduate schools were represented at the annual Mount Olive College Career Fair recently. Students had the chance to meet employers and other students, practice their interview skills, and discuss job opportunities, summer internships,...

Men and women in the military

Army Spec. Tonya D. Wooten has returned to Wuerzburg, Germany, after a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Wooten is regularly assigned to the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Wuerzburg. While deployed in Iraq, her unit provided...

District Court report

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Daniel Michael Stocks, 31, Buttercup Lane, Dudley, driving while impaired, six months. *Rontrakus Rashon Best, 24, Stronach Avenue, assault on a law-enforcement officer, assault, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana,...

Sunday Briefly

Hayden lands a part Alex Hayden of Goldsboro participated in the taping of an episode of the WB television series, "One Tree Hill," this week. He played the role of a car salesman. Hayden used to act when he worked...

Computer class at Boys & Girls Club

MOUNT OLIVE -- A survey of the parents of active members of the Boys & Girls Club showed more than 75 percent of the parents were not computer literate and did not understand the basic function of a computer. "In...

Cardinal Coach wins Duplin business award

KENANSVILLE -- Cardinal Coach Inc. of Warsaw has received the first annual Small Business of the Year Award in Duplin County. The program, sponsored by James Sprunt Community College, the Duplin First Council, the Wallace Chamber of Commerce and the...