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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Council will eye rezoning requests

Goldsboro City Council will have its final meeting of the month Monday at City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda for the evening will cover more than 20 issues, including five matters scheduled for public hearings. During a public hearing,...

Volunteers say they will still be there when needed

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rescue volunteers are still answering calls when the alarm sounds -- when they can. They're also meeting and competing -- when they can. Their numbers are fewer today, and the meetings are less formal, said Mount Olive...

Mount Olive re-meets new chamber chief

MOUNT OLIVE -- The welcomes started coming early for new chamber president Gena Knode, who was introduced to the community during an open house last week at the chamber office in downtown Mount Olive. Chamber board member Sandy Facello said...

They had tickets to ride, learn

Horse riders and enthusiasts gathered Saturday at the fifth annual Eastern Carolina Regional Horse Festival at the Wayne Regional Fairgrounds to learn about proper care as well as more tricks of the trade. The festival, which is hosted by the...

ABC class covers rules for serving to drinkers

About 60 owners and managers of restaurants and bars in Wayne County recently received a refresher course on how to deal with the drinking public. "We wanted to put the word out that the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the...

Firefighters pick Howell for top award in county

When Jack Howell, the Wayne County fireman of the year, was growing up, he always wanted to be a firefighter. Now, after 38 years with the fire service, he has lived his dream -- and seen a few changes along...

Rotary clubs will welcome six Danish visitors

Six Danish Rotarians will make Goldsboro their first stop on a tour of North Carolina later this month. They are part of a Rotary International program, Group Study Exchange. Coordinator Phil Baddour said they are here to learn about North...

11 students from Wayne County to attend N.C. Governor's School

Eleven area students are among those who have been selected to participated in the 2006 Governor's School session. Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically/ intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which...

Students can now register online for some WCC courses

Wayne Community College students now can register online for continuing education courses by using the college's Web site. School officials said the students previously had to go to the campus to enroll in a class at the Continuing Education office....

Job fair at armory March 29

The Workforce Development Council in collaboration with Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, WAGES, Wayne County Department of Social Services, Wayne Uplift and Vocational Rehabilitation, will hold the eighth annual March to Work Job Fair on March 29 at the...

Jaycees seeking nominees for awards

The Goldsboro Jaycees are accepting nominations this month for outstanding citizens in several categories. The nominees for the awards will be recognized locally and will be eligible to compete at the state level. The Outstanding Senior Citizen award honors a...

7,000 homes to lose power early Monday

Progress Energy officials said about 7,000 residents in the New Hope, Central Heights and Miller's Chapel Road areas of Goldsboro would experience a brief power outage Monday morning about 4 a.m. The outage will last from 30 second to a...

More than 75 businesses represented at job fair

MOUNT OLIVE -- More than 75 businesses and 11 graduate schools were represented at the annual Mount Olive College Career Fair recently. Students had the chance to network, practice interview skills, and discuss job opportunities, summer internships, and co-ops at...

Boys and Girls Club Youth of Year earns $1,000 scholarship

MOUNT OLIVE -- Goldsboro High School senior Hameka Canady received a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice Tuesday after being named the 2006 Boy's & Girl's Club Youth of the Year. This is the first year the club...

Seventeen more teachers complete National Board Certification

Wayne County Public Schools has announced 17 more teachers who have earned National Board Certification. The newly certified teachers were recognized during Monday night's school board meeting and presented with $500 checks from the school system. Board member Thelma Smith...