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Web site can track sex offenders

Wayne County residents can click on the Sheriff's Office web page and instantly see if any registered sex offenders live near their home or their child's day care or school. The Sheriff's Office is the second in North Carolina to...

Salvation Army kettle campaign comes up short

The Salvation Army 's 2005 kettle campaign came up almost $30,000 short. The goal was $70,000, but a little under $41,000 was raised, Salvation Army commander Maj. Andrew Wiley said. In 2004, the campaign raised a little more than $70,000....

Doctor: Patients still confused by drug plan

Changes in prescription drug plans offered through Medicare have got many scampering to untangle the information in time to take advantage. WAGES, Wayne County Services on Aging, and the Social Security Administration are several agencies that have been holding seminars...

Holocaust scholar discusses 'Night' as part of Wayne Reads

Reading Elie Wiesel's "Night" isn't easy, but then again, it is not supposed to be. That is the message that Holocaust expert Dr. Steve Gowler left with the more than 180 people who packed the Wayne County Museum on...

General performs re-enlistment ceremony

Nine local reservists renewed their commitment to the U.S. Air Force Reserves Saturday in front of their national commander. Lt. Gen. John Bradley, commander of the Air Force Command at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, administered the Air Force...

For Chinese, today begins Year of the Dog

If you sweep your floor today, you could be destined for an unlucky year. And make sure to wear plenty of red. As people around the world celebrate the Chinese New Year, many superstitions and traditions will guide them through...

New County property, liability insurance approved

Wayne County's Board of Commissioners has approved a new bid for the county's property and liability insurance, kept the business in the county and saved some money.. The county's current insurance was due to renew Feb. 1. The commissioners approved...

Bicyclist rides cross country to raise diabetes awareness

From staff reports Ernest "Sonny" Neupert is determined to ride diabetes into the ground. After 10 months and more than 8,000 miles of cross-country cycling, Neupert, 65, stopped briefly in Goldsboro on Friday, catching a little rest before continuing on...

Rose Banquet Feb. 15

Local youths will be treated to a free spaghetti dinner, entertainment and a drama skit at the annual Rose Banquet to be Feb. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wayne Center. The Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention...

Rep. Jones seeks tougher immigration laws

Rep. Walter Jones is urging congressional leaders to create tougher regulations to curtail the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States. Jones said federal officials are not doing enough to prevent illegals from entering the country. They cost taxpayers...

Public records

Two hurt in wreck Two people were injured and both cars were demolished Friday in a collision at West Ash Street and the new U.S. 117, Goldsboro police reported. One driver, John Delton Underwood, 49, of East Hillsboro Street, Mount...

Parents can have car seat checks

From staff reports Wayne County Safe Kids chapter through the Partnership for Children of Wayne County will host free car seat checks next month. Held in conjunction with Child Passenger Safety Week, the events will take place the week of...

Children can design 100 Best poster

Children all over the county are participating in a poster contest to help celebrate Wayne County being named one of the nation's 100 best communities for young people. The 100 Best Communities Committee has sent out the call for posters...