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Sunday, November 6, 2005

Business seminar at WCC

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College will offer a free seminar entitled "Pricing Strategies for Small Business" at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 in Room 104 of the new Walnut Building on the college's main campus in...

Thousands watch as Seymour Johnson shows off aerial maneuvers

Little planes, big planes, gray planes, colorful planes, planes with propellers and planes with jet engines -- all this and more headlined the annual Wings Over Wayne Airshow Saturday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The noise of plane engines...

Hog in the sky

It might not look like other sleek jets used by the U.S. Air Force, and the name "A-10 Warthog" does not quite have the same ring as "F-15 Strike Eagle." But when you are in a battle, seeing an A-10...

Educators work to improve reading scores

For schools like Wayne County's Carver Heights Elementary, the battle not only to increase reading scores, but to improve students' reading skills, begins the moment a boy or girl enters the classroom. Teachers and administrators at Carver Heights say demanding...

Pikeville sets sights on alcohol sales vote

Pikeville residents will decide Tuesday if they will allow the sale of malt beverages and unfortified wine for off-premises consumption in town. As written, the referendum would allow sales by convenience and grocery stores, but not bars and restaurants. The...

Mayoral hopeful addresses felony marijuana charge

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive mayoral candidate Gilbert Usher said Friday he has changed his life since he was convicted of felony possession of marijuana in 1995. He said he was going through a separation from his wife, who is...

Man spotted at Rosewood stole checks

The owner of the car a man drove to Rosewood Elementary late last week has said he was never at the school, but that he will help identify the man whom school officials saw in the hallways. Wayne County Sheriff's...

Communities show gratitude to veterans

PRINCETON -- A Congressional Medal of Honor winner thanked all veterans for their service and then warned that eternal vigilance was the price that all Americans must pay to remain free in the war on terror. "I can think of...

Wine tasting benefit Nov. 12

The 11th annual Benefit Tasting of Wines will be held Nov. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Herman Park Center. There will also be a silent auction. Sponsoring this year's event are HealtHabit and Billie's Backstreet. Proceeds will go...

Sheriff's Office looking for owners of property

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is trying to find the lawful owners of seized property in accordance with state laws. The property has been held for at least six months and those with a claim to it have 30 days...

Relay for Life gets new Web address

The Wayne County Unit of the American Cancer Society will do something new for its annual Relay for Life next May. It will operate Relay Online, a web-based tool that will make fundraising for the event easier. Income Manager Sharina...

Public records

Information sought on fatal collision The Highway Patrol is seeking information on a fatal collision involving a bicycle and a tractor-trailer truck Oct. 13 on U.S. 13 South. Douglas Alan Harrell, 21, of 147 Hood Drive, was riding north at...

Project Hope volunteers to meet on Tuesday

Project Hope is gearing up for another Christmas season, accepting donations and signing up to man the collection point on Fridays. Yvonne Sutton founded Project Hope in 2002 to gather personal items and toys for those who would otherwise not...

Two try to keep seats in Princeton

PRINCETON -- Two veteran incumbents face the challenge of a newcomer on Tuesday for two seats on the Princeton Town Board of Commissioners. David Starling, 41, will seek his fourth four-year term, and Larry Withrow, 66, will seek his second,...

Museum has new director

Janet Clayton has been named the new director of the Wayne County Museum by the Wayne County Historical Association. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Ms. Clayton moved to Goldsboro in 2002, joining her mother and sisters here. "I think I'm...

HOGs turned Santa Claus

Hundreds of needy children in Wayne County will have a merrier Christmas the eighth annual H.O.G. Toy Run from Smithfield to Goldsboro. More than 900 riders of shiny motorcycles -- many of whom are members of the Harley Owners Group,...

Ninth Fair Share finalist chosen by United Way

Simon Styron has been selected as the ninth finalist in the United Way Fair Share Challenge. He is employed with Home Health and Hospice. The Fair Share Challenge is sponsored by Goldsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Anyone who gives their fair...

Bloodmobile schedule

Following is the November Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: *Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Red Cross chapter house at 600 N. George St. -- by appointment only -- by...

Volunteers cleaned up 13 miles of waterways

A total of 314 local volunteers cleaned 13 miles of Wayne County's waterways during last month's annual Big Sweep, said Barbara Byers, coordinator for the annual event. Volunteers cleaned up trash at 17 locations and collected 85 bags of trash....

Vegetable and ham soup nets team Stewfest prize

ALBERTSON -- The Rev. Johnny Pickett won first place in the cooking competition Saturday at the second annual Jamboree and Stewfest in Albertson. The winning entry was an old fashioned homemade vegetable soup made with fresh homegrown vegetables and country...