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Friday, September 9, 2005

Refugee couple find a party far from home

It wasn't anything fancy, Regina Baker's 34th birthday party. A cake from Wal-Mart, a couple of gifts, a shaky rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song from strangers she had just met Thursday morning. But that was enough to move the...

Local officials keeping eye on Ophelia

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Wayne County and Goldsboro officials are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Ophelia, which was down-graded early today from hurricane status. Mel Powers, the emergency management coordinator for the county, said local...

Red Cross calls for more blood donations

What was already a dwindling blood supply due to summer vacations has now become a desperate situation due to Hurricane Katrina. The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross has put out a plea to residents to come out...

New collection point for hurricane relief

A new collection point for donations for hurricane victims as well as a prayer vigil for those suffering from the aftermath of Katrina are among the ways Wayne County residents are offering their support for Mississippi and Louisiana. Houser Associates...

Public records

Man robbed A man was assaulted and robbed Thursday of $120, a cell phone, a wallet and personal papers in the 700 block of Randolph Street, Goldsboro police reported. Treaver Vontroy Newsome, 35, of Dudley told officers that he had...

Egyptian chefs learn how to cook turkey

FAISON -- Five Egyptian chefs investigated turkey production Thursday and checked out Joani Babcock's turkey thigh rigatoni at Southern Exposure. The executive chefs from several hotels throughout Egypt are on a two-week tour of the United States' culinary culture. Their...

After-school programs offered

Wayne County 4-H is accepting enrollments for its after-school programs in elementary and middle schools. The programs are designed to enrich children's lives educationally, socially, culturally, emotionally and physically while also providing a safe and familiar setting, said Polly Allegra,...

Gateway back on schedule

Gateway bus service will resume it's normal schedule Saturday, said system director Stephen Wright. With money saved this week by cutting back certain services, Gateway has the resources necessary to run its typical weekend service, Wright said. Due to high...

Youth baseball clinic Sept. 17

Local youths will once again have the opportunity to learn new baseball skills or hone old ones at the 4th annual Take Me Out To The Ballgame baseball clinic. It will be held Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon...