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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Convention center still possible

City and county officials say Wayne County needs a place for large gatherings and that a new convention center for the county is not out of the question -- or off the agenda. Lack of seating has already been a...

Seven Springs christens new veterans monument in town

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Members of the Seven Springs Historical Society honored heroes from two wars nearly 100 years apart on the town's Civil War battlesite Saturday. The stone monument will stand at Whitfield Cemetery and honor soldiers from both the...

Area man will face charge in '05 attack

A Dudley man has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on a charge of attempted murder and four other men have been indicted in robbery cases. Dennis Cleveland Young, 23, of Athens Drive is accused by Goldsboro police...

Man runs from stop, dies when car hits house

From staff reports Investigators are looking into a Friday night crash that left an unidentified Hispanic man dead after he allegedly ran from a Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputy's traffic stop. Sheriff Carey Winders said Deputy Jason Hill was traveling...

Trees for county's needy children have plenty of names to choose

Christopher, 5, wants toy cars and trucks, while DaShonae, 7, would love to get a Barbie doll. Zsanequia would like a sewing machine, while JaThomas, 9, is hoping for sports items. These are just a few of the wishes Wayne...

Program will reward farmers for using conservation techniques on their land

Many farmers and landowners in eastern Wayne County will have a chance to benefit from a new conservation program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Conservation Security Program provides financial incentives, including cash payments, to farmers who practice...

Red Cross honors volunteers for their work with disasters

Dora Perry received one of the Red Cross' highest honors for disaster services at a recognition ceremony Thursday at the local chapter. She was presented the Mary Norwood Award for being the Wayne County chapter's volunteer of the year. "Dora...

Leadership Wayne County class learns about history, agribusiness

Members of the 2005-06 Class of Leadership Wayne County have learned about everything from their county's major historical spots to the role agribusiness plays in the local economy since beginning a series of educational sessions in October. Leadership Wayne County...

Travelers won't be home for this holiday

Instead of staying home in eastern North Carolina for the holidays, some local residents are traveling throughout the world for Christmas. Although many individuals traveling for the holidays planned their trips in April, Eileen Conekin, a travel agent with All...

WAGES honors local volunteers

WAGES Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion program officials said thank you to nearly 200 volunteers for the contributions they made this year to Wayne County's seniors and children. The annual Christmas recognition luncheon was held Thursday in the O'Berry Center...

Kenansville board has questions about annexation proposal

KENANSVILLE -- The Kenansville Town Board wants to talk with the Duplin County commissioners about the proposed annexation of Duplin Commons. Kenansville Mayor Betty Long said the town board members want to discuss with county commissioners several issues they have...

Public Records

Robbery An unknown subject robbed a 50-year-old Goldsboro man at gunpoint as he was walking from his car to his house 11 p.m. Friday. Xi Fang said a black male in his 20s wearing a black jacket and gray pants...