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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Students remain hospitalized

One of two Greenwood Middle School students injured Friday by a vehicle while walking to school remained in critical condition Saturday night. Carson Thomas and Mackinzie Wessels, both 13, were hit by a 1995 Ford Explorer driven by Luis...

Discussions continue on animal shelter

Local residents hoping for a new animal shelter in Wayne County are beginning to see signs of hope that their dreams could become reality this holiday season. Concerned Citizens of Wayne County, a local group pushing for a new shelter,...

He could not leave friends behind

Goldsboro native U.S. Army Maj. Christopher Plummer didn't stop to think about danger when he heard the blast as he and members of his joint reconnaissance patrol made their way through the Logar Desert in Afghanistan. He didn't stop to...

Committee considers mapping area systems

Municipalities and sanitary district officials from across Wayne County met last week and formed a committee to study ways they could help one another. Held at the B&G Grill on Ash Street, the first meeting of the Wayne County Utilities...

Mount Olive College celebrates alumni weekend

MOUNT OLIVE - Pat Jones Meier received her associate's degree from Mount Olive College in 1975, when it was a two-year school. This weekend marked her first time returning for an alumni homecoming. "This year when I got the little...

Airmen help makes dreams come true

Leslie Watkins sat patiently at the visitors' center at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday morning between her two very excited sons, Joseph, 6, and Joshua, 11. Neither child appeared to be anything but a rough and tumble boy. "Joseph...

Local officials set sights on drunken drivers

As the holiday season approaches, Wayne County law-enforcement officers are urging people planning celebrations to remember to choose someone to stay sober for the drive home. The statewide "Booze It and Lose It" campaign against drunken drivers started Friday and...

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...

Trash schedule changed

From Staff Reports Some city services will be operating on a holiday schedule this week, as officials and residents observe Thanksgiv-ing. Gateway bus service will not run on Thanksgiving Day. Service will resume Nov. 25 and officials have requested that...

Superior Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Christine Wade Smith, 50, North Beston Road, LaGrange, communicating threats, mistrial declared and charge dismissed. *Phillip Joseph Goff, 18, Daw Pate Road, Pikeville, breaking and entering (two counts), six to...

QuickBooks workshop at Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College Agribusiness Center and the Golden LEAF Foundation will offer a two-day QuickBooks Pro workshop on Dec. 6 and 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $150 per two-person team, which includes...

Additional charges filed

A former day-care worker is facing additional charges of child molestation as a result of an investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Demarlo Jemalle Armstrong, 19, whose mother owns Sunshine Day Care Center, was charged Thursday with sexual assault...

Military news

A Goldsboro native has received the prestigious Robert F. Gibson Marine Aviation Command and Control Officer of the Year Award. Capt. Kenneth M. Karcher, MAWTS-1, command, control and communications speciast for the Aviation Development, Tactics and Evaulation Department, received the...

Franklin Baking raises $5,000 for victims of Katrina

Franklin Baking Co. raised $5,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina with a barbecue at the business last week. The bakery sold almost 1,000 plates of barbecue at the event, which raised money for the Flowers Foods Disaster Relief Fund....

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Leroy King, 47, Green Valley Drive, driving while impaired and driving while license revoked, 18 months (appealed); unauthorized use of a vehicle, 90 days (appealed). *Tavares Donell Bynum, 27,...

Parade deadline Nov. 28

MOUNT OLIVE -- The deadline to sign up for the Mount Olive Christmas Parade is Nov. 28. The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the parade and members report that 65 entries are signed up so far....

Art Market open until Dec. 23

The Arts Council of Wayne County's Holiday Art Market has opened and will remain open through Friday, Dec. 23. Hours will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as during the following events: *The opening reception...

Public record

Four children treated after wreck Four children were slightly injured Friday when a car slammed into the car in which they were riding, according to Goldsboro police. The children, 7-year-old Samuel Grady, 5-year-old Nathan Grady, 9-year-old Aaron Grady and 10-year-old...