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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Board still studying liability release

A controversial policy designed to protect the school system in case a student is injured while on a field trip is still under review by the school board's attorney, while school officials are also weighing concerns about another requirement that...

Prices will affect some city projects

Strolling down cracked, deteriorating sidewalks might become more commonplace across the city as increased fuel prices have pushed the cost of construction materials sky-high, city officials learned this week. Effective this month, the cost of asphalt and concrete will increase...

Wayne relief effort nets $125,000

Some took hammers to their piggy banks. Others gave a pint of blood. They did it on the Internet, at the office and in home-room. A few even walked to City Hall one September morning in the rain. Wayne County...

Volunteers can make a difference

Wayne County residents are making a difference at home this week during the annual Make A Difference Week campaign. The event is sponsored nationally by the Points of Light Foundation and USA Weekend magazine and locally by Volunteer Wayne, United...

Elizabeth Rowe at State Fair

For some livestock show competitors at this year's North Carolina State Fair, having one animal to shepherd around the ring will be enough. Elizabeth Rowe, 13, of Dudley will guide five goats during her stay in Raleigh -- although not...

Collision remains under investigation

A collision in which a bicyclist was killed Thursday night on U.S. 13 South remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol. Douglas Alan Harrell, 21, of 147 Hood Drive was riding north at about 9:16 p.m. when his bike was...

Candidates forum Tuesday in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- The public is invited to attend a candidates forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Senior Citizen's Center at 711 N.W. Center St. in Mount Olive. The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the forum...

Wednesday early dismissal day in Wayne

Students in Wayne County Public Schools will be dismissed early on Wednesday in order for teachers to attend staff development workshops. This is one of ten days set aside in the school calendar for student early dismissal. Additional minutes have...

Wayne native Edwards honored

Matthew Edwards, Ph.D., a professor of physics at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in Huntsville, Ala., received the Emerald Honors Award in Research Science at the Minor-ities in Re-search Science Conference in September in Baltimore. A 1965 graduate of Central...

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...

Veterans Day parade planned

Wayne County's 2005 Veterans Day parade will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, in downtown Goldsboro. It be-gins at 11 a.m. Organizer George Carberry said the event will pay special tribute to the National Guard Reserve and active duty military...

Superior Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Larry Donnell Jones, 43, South Sycamore Street, Fremont, first-degree child rape, 335 to 411 months (new sentence); indecent liberties with a minor, 25 to 30 months (new sentence); lewd and...

Student news

George Reeve Silver Jr. of Goldsboro was awarded the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine by St. George's University during a ceremony held at the Head-quarters of the United Nations in New York City. Dr. Silver plans to continue his...

School lunch menus

The following are breakfast and lunch menus for Wayne County Public Schools for the week of Oct. 17-21. Monday --Breakfast: Blueberry Pop Tart. Lunch: Baked chicken nuggets with fresh-baked roll, ham and cheese on a bun, whipped potatoes with gravy,...

Museum undergoing revitalization

Wayne County Historical Association officials are working to modernize the museum, now in its 18th year in the old Goldsboro Woman's Club building. "We're turning it upside-down, so to speak," said Louis Marriner, Jr., Historical Association president. "It's been the...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Robert Harold Ray Jr., 47, Radford Drive, Goldsboro, driving while license revoked, 15 days active, 120 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation and costs. *Sandra Tolbert Denton, 38, Indian Springs...

Military news

Michael M. King has been promoted to the rank of senior master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. King, a personnel programs superintendent, is assigned to Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. He has served in the military for...

Goldsboro Fire Dept. puts out eight major fires

The Goldsboro Fire Department put out eight major fires that resulted in about $77,850 in damages in September. Two residential fires occurred Sept. 6 at homes at 1203 Harris St. and 102 Brookshire Drive. The Harris Street fire was referred...

Diane Kester wins honor

WINSTON-SALEM -- Dr. Diane Kester of Goldsboro was presented the North Carolina Librarian's Association's Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization's 56th Biennial Conference in September in Winston-Salem. Kester worked as a librarian in the Wayne County schools before earning her...

Author Catherine Guess will give concert, sign new book

Author/composer Catherine Ritch Guess has selected Goldsboro and the neighboring areas of Farmville and Snow Hill for the setting of her latest novel, "'Tis So Sweet," the first of a seven-book series all set in the local area. "'Tis So...

Artist Cheryl Hooks will exhibit works at Arts Council

"Meditations, Our Defining Symbols" opens Oct. 23 at the Arts Council of Wayne County. The exhibition includes about 75 works including acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings as well as a number of photographs. Artist Cheryl Hooks describes her images as...

District Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Mohssen Almojadid, South Slocumb Street, communicating threats, not guilty. *Frank Aguirre Jr., 22, Bryant Circle, assault on a female and communicating threats, not guilty. *Laurence Nicholas Hatem Jr., 43, Dawson...

Public record

Investigations The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the following crimes: *Travis Levon James of West Mulberry Street told police he was shot in the leg during an argument around 3 a.m. Saturday while he was on a sidewalk. He said...