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Sunday, September 11, 2005

MERCI Center prepares supplies

Susan Brown of Richmond, Va., sits just inside the warehouse door at the Marion Edwards Recovery Center Initiatives (MERCI) in the Rosewood community. It is Saturday morning, and she, 14-year-old daughter Hannah, and their new friend, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Parker...

Red Cross training draws a crowd

Ernest Triplett knows firsthand what it is like to see your home covered by flood waters. So, when he saw the suffering and the sorrow on the faces of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, he just couldn't sit there and...

School's fundraiser a 'rousing success'

A barbecue plate sale to benefit survivors of Hurricane Katrina was a rousing success, organizers said Friday. Donna Hopewell, career development coordinator at Eastern Wayne High School, said the fundraiser had to be expanded because of response from the community....

Foster Grandparents honored at Red Rose Tea

WAGES' Foster Grandpar-ents were honored for their contribution as volunteers working with children on Friday. The 11th annual "Red Rose Tea" was held at First African Baptist Church, with several dignitaries on hand to pay tribute to the 120 senior...

Indictments handed down by Grand Jury

A 33-year-old man has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on charges of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree rape. Roger Lamonte Sutton of Hinnant Road, Pikeville, also was indicted on two counts of first-degree kidnapping and assault with...

'Bellies and Butts' designed to help youngest victims

Following up on their plea to the public last week for help for victims of Hurricane Katrina, city officials are planning a new fundraiser. The city of Goldsboro will partner with Oldies 107.9 Wednesday to secure donations for hurricane victims....

Goldsboro Ballet to present 'Love of Dance' today at 3

The Goldsboro Ballet will present "Love of Dance" today at 3 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. Cost is $10 at the door. A silent auction will be held for an hour before the show and during a...

Wayne County Historical Society celebrates anniversary

The Wayne County Historical Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a reception today at the Wayne County Museum. The event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served and music...

Volunteer 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...

Tutors needed

The Wayne Community College Literacy and Basic Skills Program needs volunteers to tutor adults in literacy and life skills. The program will hold free training to certify volunteers as Partnership Approach to Literacy tutors. Training will be done in four...

Wayne County Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Anthony Earl Rivers, 17, South Center Street, Mount Olive, armed robbery, 38 to 55 months. *Joseph Daniel Figgins Jr., 25, Emmaus Church Road, Dudley, assault inflicting serious injury, assault on...

Student picked for UNC Honors Study Program

Erika Marie Stallings, a 2003 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School and a Morehead Scholar, has been selected to participate in the UNC Honors Study Abroad Program in Cape Town, South Africa. She will intern at the Institute for Democracy...

N.C. Wesleyan homecoming events begin Sept. 30

ROCKY MOUNT -- Homecoming at North Carolina Wesleyan College this year will include more activities than ever before. Nearly 1,000 alumni and their families are expected to attend events between Friday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 2. Weekend activities will...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Kenneth Earl Grady Jr., 34, Mills Road, Mount Olive, assault on a law-enforcement officer and injury to real property, 150 days. *Michael Patrick O'Brien, 35, Nahunta Road, Pikeville, driving while...

Bryson Bateman to speak on India

The public is invited to the noon lecture and discussion about India on Monday, Sept. 19, at Wayne Community College. Retired physician Bryson Bateman will give the lecture about his travels in India through a Rotary Internat-ional cultural exchange. The...