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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Wayne ready to get back to business

After hearing Seymour Johnson Air Force Base escaped the Pentagon's ax, local business leaders quickly turned their attention to the future. "I was expecting good news, and got it," said Henry Smith, chairman of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce....

Public hearing on budget is Monday

Goldsboro City Council members are still discussing how they feel about the city's proposed budget for 2005-2006. City residents will have a chance Monday night to get into the conversation. A public hearing on the $41 million spending plan will...

Grantham Couple lives with cancer

GRANTHAM - Sandra Castle says she has been husband Jack's biggest cheerleader and caregiver since they met while working at Shepherd College in West Virginia 16 years ago. So when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, her...

Relay for Life a giant success

Amid tears of joy, lots of applause and cheers of victory, Dr. Lee Adams announced that this year's Relay for Life raised $560,000 by the closing ceremonies Saturday. The goal was $500,000. "I wouldn't doubt that we'll end up with...

Wayne Memorial wins with 'Fired Up for a Cure'

Wayne County people were "Racing for a Cure," "Corralling a Cure" and "Helping Build a Cancer-Free Society" at this year's Relay for Life. Those were some of the themes of the 105 campsites on the Wayne Community College campus. The...

Mother, daughters celebrate their victories over cancer

Pat Reboli and her two daughters take part in Relay for Life in Goldsboro each year. But, unlike most of the participants, the three of them have a common bond -- they have all had cancer. Daughter Patty Spears, 46,...

Duplin to hold Relay for Life beginning Friday

Hundreds of people throughout Duplin County will gather at James Sprunt Community College on Friday for the annual Duplin County Cancer Relay for Life. The relay, which will begin at 7 p.m., will run all night and into Saturday morning,...

WCC Honor Society wins 18 awards

Wayne Community Col-lege's Honor Society has captured 18 awards. Upsilon Chi, the college's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa -- the international honor society for two-year colleges -- was presented 18 awards at its annual regional conference. This year's haul topped...

Waterline flushing to continue

The city of Goldsboro is beginning a new phase of flushing its waterlines overnight. The affected lines include those along U.S. 70, 10th Street, Norwood Avenue, 12th Street, Wendell Street, Pleasant Drive, Lockhaven Court, Lockhaven Drive, Pineland Drive, Handley Acres,...

Volunteer Center has 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...

Tommy's Road receives physical education grant

Tommy's Road Elementary School has received a $2,500 grant to enhance its physical education program. The grant, from the American Association of Health, P.E., Recreation and Dance, was awarded to Sheila Wolfe, a physical education teacher who is now the...

Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Jose Manuel Diaz, 27, Timothy Street, Dudley, trafficking in cocaine, 70 to 84 months active and $100,000 fine (appealed); maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping and selling cocaine,...

Student selected for program

Emily Mitchell, a fourth-grade student at Northwest Elementary School, is one of 360 academically talented students who have been invited to participate in the National Young Scholars Program June 26-July 8 at James Madison University in Harrison-burg, Va. The program...

Student News

Sarah-Davis Cagle has received the Appalachian State University Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award. This Leadership Award is presented by the ASU Club Council which represents 200 campus-wide student clubs and organizations. The 2002 graduate of Eastern Wayne High...

Scholarship applications sought

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College is accepting applications for the Herring Scholarship for academic year 2005-2006. The application deadline for first priority consideration is June 6. The Herring Scholarship provides support for financial needs of a diverse spectrum of...

Public Record

Investigations Wayne County law enforcement agencies are investigating these reports: *Vicky R. Stamatis, an employee of Best Gas and Grill in Dudley, found Friday afternoon that someone had thrown a cinderblock through the windshield of her Ford Escort while she...

Princeton student wins contest

Eden Nethercutt, a 7th-grade student at Princeton School, won the North Carolina Soil and Water Speech Contest held in Raleigh recently. She is Johnston County's first state winner since the speech competition began 25 years ago. Miss Eden competed against...

Mother of five children among JSCC graduates

KENANSVILLE -- Family and friends celebrated the graduation of more than 500 students of James Sprunt Community College programs last week. More than 200 of the graduates, dressed in the traditional cap and gown, attended the graduation ceremonies and took...

Mount Olive Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Peter Marshall Taylor, 48, Covington, Ga., larceny and communicating threats, 45 days. *Chrystal Melvin Adams, 44, Stanley Chapel Church Road, Dudley, driving while impaired, 60 days suspended, 18 months...

Military news

Army Pvt. Mendell L. Williams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in...

JSCC starts summer schedule

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College began its summer operating schedule last week. Under the schedule, the college will be open Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be closed on Fridays. The summer schedule will continue...

Nursing scholarship honors Wayne residents

GREENVILLE -- A scholarship has been established at the East Carolina University School of Nursing in honor of longtime educator Eldean Pierce and her husband, Hal, both residents of the Rosewood area. Eldean Pierce, who started teaching at the school...

Duplin libraries offer summer reading times

Duplin school children will explore Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds through programs and books at the public libraries. The 2005 summer reading programs are open to children age 3 to 12, and families are invited to join the Read-To-Me programs....

District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *David Elwood Davis, 29, Ridgefield Drive, Dudley, assault on a female, not guilty. *Douglas Devon Broadie, 28, Third Street, assault by pointing a gun, not guilty. *Christopher Boone, Larchmont Drive,...

Crop acreage reports due Monday

The deadline for making crop acreage reports for fall seeded crops is Monday. Producers are reminded that this year officers are required to enter the planting date for each field. Visit the Wayne County Farm Service Agency office for more...

Briefly Sunday

Water board meets The board of trustees of the state Clean Water Management Trust Fund will meet today and Monday at Wayne Community College. The board will start work today with committee meetings at 1:45 p.m. and will continue with...

Jack Amirian dies

From staff reports Jack Amirian, owner of Amirian's Fine Art and Framing and a long-time supporter of downtown Goldsboro, has died. He was 51. Goldsboro police found Amirian's body at his home on Cashwell Drive at 3 p.m. Friday, reports...