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Sunday, November 27, 2005

United Way extends campaign

"We're in trouble." That's the message United Way Campaign Chairman Jane Rustin is putting out to Wayne County residents. This year's campaign has been extended until the middle of December. Ms. Rustin said it was supposed to end on Thanksgiving...

Traffic fines will go up on Dec. 1

The cost of penalties for speeding and other traffic violations in North Carolina is going up Dec. 1. Fines for most minor traffic offenses will be increased for those drivers who pay off the tickets instead of appearing in District...

New Eureka board faces same problem

EUREKA -- A new board of town commissioners will start its term next month dealing with Eureka's sewer problems. Townspeople hope they can find a solution to the infiltration and inflow woes, which have plagued the aging system and driven...

New Hispanic community center opens

The Hispanic Community Development Center in Dudley has relocated, with plans to expand more than just its office space. Now located at 309 Potts Road, the center will contain a conference room, two offices, and reception area, nearly tripling the...

Health board donates stipends for scholarships

Members of the Wayne County Board of Health have agreed to donate their monthly stipends to launch a scholarship fund for students participating in the Health Department's annual essay contest promoting teen abstinence. Board member Donna Edmundson introduced the idea...

Families begin holidays seeking just the right tree

Three-year-old Logan Charlton stood amid the forest of Christmas trees and tried to decide which one was his. Logan and his family were at Teri-Jim's Christmas tree farm in Dudley on Friday, taking care of that most important of all...

Campaign seeks to boost morale of troops

You don't have to have a family member stationed overseas in order to feel the urge to brighten the holidays for an airman or soldier. While mothers, wives and other family members flood the post office with gifts, others also...

Winston-Salem science building dedicated to Goldsboro native

WINSTON-SALEM -- Winston-Salem State Uni-versity recently dedicated a new $12.1 million science building in honor of Dr. Wilveria Bass Atkinson, a longtime WSSU faculty member, science education advocate and multi-million dollar research grant recipient, and namesake of an endowed chair....

Wayne agency receives 24 azalea plants

The Wayne Opportunity Center has received 24 azalea plants to use in its beautification project. The award is part of the annual Azalea Celebration, a North Carolina beautification program. The plants will be used to enhance the appearance of the...

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...

Student news

Paige S. Bazemore of Goldsboro, a senior at Barton College, was awarded the John and Betsy Graves Scholarship and was also named a North Carolina Nurse Scholar recipient this fall semester. The John and Betsy Graves Nursing Scholarship is a...

Public record

Meth lab found, two men arrested Wayne County sheriff's deputies charged Shannon Clyde Grimes, 24, of Wilson and Brian Allen Gardner, 27, of Stantonsburg with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and methamphetamines, and manufacturing methamphetamines after the...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *David Wallace Jones Jr., 36, Elizabeth City, driving while license revoked, 90 days suspended, 12 months supervised probation, $100 fine and costs. *Zeltrice Renee Seaberry, 17, Orchard Run Drive, Mount...

Military news

Terri D. Cummings has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the new soldier the...

Junior Leadership Class has 19 students

The Wayne County Junior Leadership Class for 2005 is made up of 19 high school students who have demonstrated high academic progress with a desire to become involved in their community. Membership in the class is open to high school...

Guatemalan Consulate to visit area

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Guatemalan Consulate will visit the Mount Olive area on Dec. 3 and 4. The consulate will be in the Murphy Center at Mount Olive College from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days and will provide...

Fifth-grader at Carver named to state honors chorus

From staff reports A Wayne County fifth-grader was recently chosen to be part of a state honors chorus. Demarcus Kelly of Carver Elementary School in Mount Olive was among 200 elementary students from across the state. The group sang earlier...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Bernard Harding, 50, East Kornegay Street, Mount Olive, communicating threats, not guilty. *Sherrill Guy Bryan, 60, Deborah Lane, improper passing, not guilty. *Alyssa G. Nicholas, 18, Stoney Hill Road, communicating...

69 violations are cited at checkpoint

Officers from the Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Probation and Parole conducted a checkpoint on U.S. 117 near Mount Olive Friday night as part of the "Booze It & Lose It" campaign....

13 inducted into honor society

KENANSVILLE -- Thirteen students at James Sprunt Community College have been inducted into the Beta Epsilon Chi Chapter of the international honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. To qualify for induction, students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average....