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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Johnny Grant returns home

When Hollywood's Honorary Mayor hit the stage at Walnut Creek Country Club on Friday night, little did the audience know he would be accompanied by such legends as Eleanor Roosevelt, Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe. Johnny Grant has been the...

Goldsboro presents 'wish list' to DOT

Goldsboro's road planners tentatively approved on Thursday its 2005-06 project priorities for the N.C. Department of Transporta-tion. But some believe this year's wish list is more "wish" than usual. DOT is now operating under a funding formula that penalizes parts...

County must make budget decisions

For the past three years, County Manager Lee Smith has squeezed every penny the county spends and cut 7 percent of the county's labor force to keep from using money from savings. Smith and the county commissioners have managed to...

Chamber project designed to improve workforce

The education committee of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce has adopted a project it hopes will improve workforce preparedness among students getting ready to enter the job market. Last week, the committee decided to create a partnership between the...

Amy Scott to run for Wayne Clerk of Court

Amy Carter Scott, a trial coordinator for Superior Court in Lenoir and Greene counties for eight years, has announced that she will run as a Republican for the office of Wayne County Clerk of Court in 2006. "Our state judicial...

Bartlett tells Duplin waiting on new voting machines wise

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County officials were wise not to rush out and buy new voting machines until new federal standards are in place, says the executive director of the state Board of Elections. Gary Bartlett told members of the county...

Pickle festival draws big crowd

MOUNT OLIVE -- Braving ominous weather warnings, a crowd of about 25,000 gathered downtown Saturday for the 19th annual N.C. Pickle Festival. "This is particularly wonderful because we had all the dire predictions with wind and thunderstorms," said Patti O'Donoghue,...

WCC student wins scholarship for essay

Wayne Community Col-lege student Michael Spriggs is the winner of a statewide essay contest sponsored by Sallie Mae, the nation's leading provider of education funding. In his essay he wrote how participation in Wayne Community College's Minority Male Mentoring Group...

Volunteer Center

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...

Thorne to perform senior recital

MOUNT OLIVE - Anthony Thorne of Wilson will perform his senior recital on Sunday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Laughinghouse Hall music suite at Mount Olive College. Thorne, a vocal pedagogy major who plans to graduate in December,...

Wayne County Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *John Hugh Scott, 62, Daisy Street, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, 11 to 14 months. *Valerie May Hinnant, 32, A Street, possession with...

Sunday Briefly

Stars out today The public is invited to the opening of the Wayne Community College Honorary Walkway this afternoon, when Goldsboro natives Anne Jeffreys and Johnny Grant will be presented with the first "stars" at 2:30 p.m. The free event,...

Students gain scholarships

MOUNT OLIVE- Three area students have been awarded scholarships to Mount Olive College in the fall. Matthew McLamb of Goldsboro, a graduate of Southern Wayne High School, is the recipient of a $4,000 Honors Scholarship, renewable each year. He is...

Student news

Christine Fairchild, a senior chemistry major at Cedarville University in Ohio, received The Creation Research Award in Chemistry during the recent Honors Day program. This award is given to an outstanding senior chemistry major. Miss Fairchild is the daughter of...

Older American's Month to be observed

The Wayne County Services on Aging, WAGES, and the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation will celebrate Older American's Month with a Berkeley Mall Health Fair, a Senior Dance, a Senior Fitness Walk and Picnic in the Park to pay tribute to...

Nurses honored at Wayne Memorial

Wayne Memorial Hospital recognized 13 nurses Thursday night during its annual Excellence in Nursing Award banquet. More than 50 nurses were nominated this year, based on showing concern for others, customer service, fostering teamwork, and striving for clinical and academic...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Nathan Rashan Williams, 27, Odom Avenue, Mount Olive, assault on a female, 19 days. *James Fenell Williams, 52, Slocumb Street, Mount Olive, shoplifting, 10 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation...

James Sprunt awarded biotechnology grant

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College has been awarded a $50,000 biotechnology grant to upgrade equipment and buy supplies for the Agricultural Technology and general science labs. The grant, one of 22 awarded to the state's community colleges in round...

Exchange Club essay winners announced

Winners of an essay contest in conjunction with the annual Youth in Business and Government Day were honored at Wednesday's meeting of the Goldsboro Exchange Club. The 87 high school juniors were invited to write essays on what the day...

Duplin agency planning June trip

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Services for the Aged is sponsoring a trip to a "mystery" destination and then onto Lancaster County, Pa. Seniors will depart from the Senior Center on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:45 a.m. and return on Friday,...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Robert Eugene Pettiway, 27, Cambria Lane, exceeding posted speed limit, not guilty. *Shaunte D. Best, 29, Antioch Road, Pikeville, stalking (two counts) and harassing phone call, dismissed. *Ronald Carey Haithcock,...