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Sunday, October 2, 2005

Anonymous donor asks for 'Shepherd's Song'

When he was just a freshman at Goldsboro High School, State Rep. Phil Baddour played the role of Reuben in "The Shepherd's Song." The year was 1956. Now, more than 49 years later, an anonymous $36,000 gift to Wayne Community...

Portion of highway to be closed

Drivers who travel along U.S. 117 might find a few additional delays in the coming week as work continues on the highway project there, North Carolina Department of Transportation officials announced Saturday. Beginning this weekend and continuing through Wednesday, railroad...

Murderer is up for parole

A Goldsboro man convicted of second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and armed robbery more than 25 years ago is being considered for parole. Gerald Edward Bryant, now 54, was sentenced Dec. 18, 1970, by Judge Elbert Peele of Williamston to...

School system required to offer tutoring

Wayne County Public Schools is among 42 school systems across North Carolina that have been identified for Title I District Improvement, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The school system will be required to perform several corrective actions....

Blessing of the animals

The human beings who brought their pets to St. Francis Episcopal Church's Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning knew why they were there. And maybe, just maybe, the animals did, too. The 32 pets included one newt and a few...

Kids show livestock

Little Haley Edwards didn't seem bothered at all that her hog, which was much bigger than she was, ran across the Open Junior Market Hog Showmanship ring Friday night. In fact, the 6-year-old, who was wearing a little pink pig...

Today at the Fair

SUNDAY + 1 p.m. -- Gates open to all exhibits; Midway opens + 2 p.m. -- Lawn Tractor Pull Contest, Grandstand; Pig Races, near Red Barn + 3 p.m. -- Barnyard Express, near Red Barn; The Almost Amazing Rex, Kidzville...

Youth Empowerment Summit set

WATCH and Communities in Schools is sponsoring a Youth Empowerment Summit for high school students on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Open to 120 students in the six high schools in Wayne County Public Schools, 20...

Ugly furniture contest part of Big Sweep day

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's Keep America Beautiful Committee will host an ugly furniture contest during Big Sweep Free Day, with a goal of removing ugly upholstered furniture from front porches everywhere. The committee is encouraging citizens to take advantage of...

Wayne County Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *George Edward Mayes Jr., 21, Friendship Drive, Fremont, possession of cocaine, three to four months. *Lonnie J. Taylor, 34, Bear Creek Estates, LaGrange, possession of a firearm by a convicted...

Public record

Juveniles charged Three juveniles have been charged with two separate break-ins in the city. On Friday, Investigator G.N. Lynch of the Goldsboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division formally charged a 14-year-old male from Tommy's Road in connection with a residential...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Douglas Randolph Price, 46, Larry Coltren Lane, Mount Olive, driving while license revoked, 120 days suspended, 36 months supervised probation, $600 fine and costs. *Christina Marie Williams, 24, Daly Boulevard,...

Military news

Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher S. Gibson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs...

Kids learn to cook and eat healthy

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County are teaching members that eating healthy can be fun. From eating more healthy foods to being more physically active, the participants in the clubs' "Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids" program are...

Jay Jernigan chosen at audition

Jay Antonio Jernigan, 6, the son of Jay Antonio Jernigan Sr. and Gladys G. Jernigan, was chosen for excellence at a recent audition for the American Modeling & Talent Association, hosted by Touch of Class Models and Talent of Greenville....

Home, Health and Hospice given award during forum

Home Health and Hospice Care, Inc., 3HC, has received the prestigious Transformational Change Leader Award from The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), formerly known as Medical Review of North Carolina, during the fifth annual Ralph E. Snyder, MD, Healthcare...

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair winners

Best of Show awards for the following categories at the county fair were awarded to: *Food conservation -- Patricia Turnage of Goldsboro. *Prepared foods -- Pat Head of Pikeville. *Apparel and textiles -- Sylvia Weaver of Mount Olive. *Needlework --...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Robbie Carroll Gregory, 27, Old Grantham Road, assault by pointing a gun, not guilty. *Stephanie Louise Johnson, 24, Havelock, second-degree trespass, not guilty. *Leron Jani Moore, 24, West Chestnut Street,...

Congressional Medal of Honor winner to speak in Princeton

PRINCETON -- Congressional Medal of Honor winner Walter J. "Joe" Marm of Fremont will be the guest speaker during the third annual Princeton Veterans Day Celebration. Marm, a retired colonel and Vietnam veteran, will speak at 3 p.m. Nov. 5...

Computer classes scheduled

KENANSVILLE -- A schedule of computer classes has been developed for James Sprunt Community College for this fall. The Continuing Education classes are scheduled for both daytime and evening. The round of classes will run from Monday, Oct. 10, through...

Annual Kids Fest Saturday

October is being celebrated as Child Health Month in Wayne County. In recognition, the Wayne County Heath Department is gearing up for its eighth annual Kids' Fest set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. Twenty-seven...