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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Committee to hear highway study

Wayne County Manager Lee Smith says an invigorated U.S. 70 could be the catalyst eastern North Carolina needs to attract more business, industry and tourism to the region. On Monday, Smith and other business and government leaders from the counties...

Presents, stockings and hugs

For 5-year-old Marisa, finding a present for herself wasn't her top priority when she stepped across the stage, wide-eyed, to take a look at all the offerings at the annual Empty Stocking Fund Christmas party. "I like Spider Man toys,"...

Mount Olive College has record number of graduates

MOUNT OLIVE -- The largest graduation class in Mount Olive College history was challenged Saturday not to be afraid to take risks in the business world. The speaker, Kim Quinn, a 1988 graduate of the school and president of Prima...

Dancing, physical education combined

Grace Delbridge, Elizabeth Amon and Stephanie Smith have taken jazz, tap and ballet lessons for years. The fifth graders also dance throughout the school year during their physical education class at Eastern Wayne Elementary School. Students at the school learn...

Water levels up, but residents asked to conserve

Heavy rains have saturated much of central North Carolina over the past few weeks, but local officials say water conservation is still necessary -- at least for now. After more than two months of drought conditions upstream and here in...

Panel box may have been cause of fire

An electrical failure in the laundry room on Saturday was believed to have been the cause of an apartment fire at 2100-E Peachtree St., the Goldsboro Fire Department reported. "There was heavy smoke showing," Fire Lt. Carlton Parks said, when...

Wayne considers three new school programs

By PHYLLIS MOORE Officials are considering three proposals for program enhancements in the central attendance area of the school system. At meetings earlier this week of the Board of Education and its Curriculum and Instruction Committee, members discussed offering an...

39 Wayne Community students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Thirty-nine students were accepted into Wayne Community College's Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa during the fall semester. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa members represent the top 10 percent of...

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...

Superior Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Comeco M. Wright, 28, Courtyard Circle, forgery, dismissed; uttering, dismissed. *Raymond Fennell Manley, 39, Shirley Drive, Dudley, larceny (two counts), 15 to 18 months. *Raymond Larry Bodda, 24, Old Grantham,...

Student news

Nine area students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University won 14 scholarships for the 2005-2006 school year. Two students received the prestigious James A. Graham Endowed Scholars Program scholarship, which honors the late...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Ronald McLean, 45, Patton Street, Mount Olive, larceny, 120 days (appealed). *Ymainah Vashon Battle, 29, Patton Street, Mount Olive, larceny, 45 days (appealed). *Ernest Lee Dyson, 39, South Fourth Street,...

News of military personnel

.Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Phillipian R. Stewart, the son of Linda and Lawyer Stewart of Dudley, and his shipmates concluded Annual Exercis 2005, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. The exercise is...

Fire damages five homes in November

A mobile home was destroyed and four other homes were damaged in fires in November, Goldsboro Fire Chief Bobby Greenfield said in his monthly report. No one was injured. Damages were estimated at $67,800. The fires were among 185 fires...

District Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Donald Wayne Graham Jr., 26, Flowers Road, Mount Olive, driving while impaired, 60 days suspended, 18 months unsupervised probation, 24 hours community service, $100 fine and costs; driving while impaired,...