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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Tears, hugs and memories mark day as seniors claim diplomas

The dictionary defines commencement as simply "to start." On Friday and Saturday, more than 1,100 high school seniors across Wayne County crossed a threshold and began their journeys into adulthood. The county graduation ceremonies began last weekend with Faith...

High school graduates profiled

PATRICIA OWEN During her four years at Charles B. Aycock High School, Patricia Owen, like many athletes, found ways to push herself past pain to reach her goals. A top-ranked tennis player and also an accomplished piano player, she ranked...

Lt. Col. sets F-15E record

Serving his country has made Lt. Col. Mark Mouw a record-setter. The former commander of the 335th Fighter Squadron just passed his 4,000th flight hour in an F-15E Strike Eagle earlier this month. He is the only known pilot with...

11th juror seated in Lane murder trial

An 11th juror was seated Friday to hear the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane, who is accused of killing 5-year-old Precious Whitfield. With the original pool of more than 100 potential jurors exhausted, Judge Gary Trawick said jurors...

Dillard archive room opened

A special room at the Dillard Cultural Center now serves as a time capsule for alumni from Dillard and Goldsboro high schools. The archives room opened Friday, coinciding with the 50th anniversary weekend celebration of Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni and Friends. Photos...

Central High welcomes home former grads

The 33rd annual Central High School Alumni reunion celebration will wind up today after a weekend full of events. A dutch breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. at the Crossroads Cafe. At 5 p.m., an awards program and gospel...

Boys and Girls clubs plan big summer

The Boys & Girls clubs of Wayne County are planning a big summer for children. Daily activities include games room stuff like ping pong, billiards, foosball, air hockey and board games. The members also do arts and crafts, educational programs,...

Wayne school bus drivers honored

From staff reports Wayne County Public Schools honored bus drivers from all 31 schools recently for their safety behind the wheel and service to the school system. Schools superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor and Board of Education members were on hand...

Public Record

'Booze It, Lose It' More than 94 violations were issued late Friday and early Saturday at a "Booze It and Lose It," checkpoint put up by Goldsboro police, Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies and the state Highway Patrol on U.S....