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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Goal, plus some: Relay teams set new fundraising record

After the 2006 Relay for Life's debut fireworks were over Friday, volunteers knew they had hit their goal of more than a half-million dollars for the battle to find a cure for cancer. Little did they know that they had...

This one is for the children

Among those gathered for this weekend's Relay for Life were some young people who know what it takes to beat cancer firsthand. They walked for themselves, but also to make sure others like them will not have to face cancer...

Sharing thoughts on fixing schools

RALEIGH -- After a day talking with representatives from other schools on Judge Howard Manning's "hit list" that face possible closure, a contingent from Goldsboro High School returned with a common message -- they're not alone in trying to fix...

Officials continue work on flooding

MOUNT OLIVE -- After more than 4 inches of rain fell in 90 minutes in one day last year, Piggly Wiggly owner Moses King found a flood in his parking lot and standing water in his store. This year, he...

WAGES clothing giveaway

The WAGES CSBG Self-Sufficiency Project will hold a Ready for Work clothing giveaway Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the WAGES multi-purpose room at 601 E. Royall Ave. People involved in WAGES programs, including but not limited to...

National Dog Bite Prevention Week observed May 21-27

May 21-27 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The U.S. Postal Service has taken the lead in making the public aware of the need for controlling dogs so that they do not attack people. Despite the popular notion that letter...

EWHS student selected for leadership conference

Gary L. Battle II, a student a Eastern Wayne High School, has been selected to attend the Congressional Student Leadership Conference sponsored by LeadAmerica, at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Student Leadership Conference is a college-accredited invitational leadership...

Upcoming Dillard/Goldsboro homecoming has a giving theme

Counting on all roads leading to Goldsboro, Dillard/Goldsboro alumni are planning another extravaganza for their 51st annual homecoming celebration this weekend. Memorial Day weekend is traditionally packed with activities. Area hotels are typically at capacity as the alumni converge. This...

Ulis Dawson book-signing today

Ulis N. Dawson will hold a book-signing today from 2-4 p.m. at the Alpha & Omega Christian Center at 1210 Clingman St. Dawson is the author of "The Future is Now," an autobiography of his growing up in the LaGrange...

Summer camp for autistic children seeking donations

Kidz Dayz, a summer camp devoted to children with autism or other developmental disabilities, held a fund-raising yard sale Saturday to help defray the costs of the annual program. The organization is a non-profit program designed to help autistic children...

Public Record

Investigations These reports are being investigated by by Goldsboro police: *Michael Smith said two men stopped him while he was riding on his scooter in the 100 block of South Herman Street and tried to steal it. They assaulted him...

Pikeville to dedicate freedom memorial

Pikeville will dedicate the Price of Freedom Memorial on Saturday, the town's God & Country Day. Patriotic ceremonies and gospel music are scheduled for the event at Pikeville Park. The park will be decorated with about 2,500 crosses constructed by...

Performing Expo set for Friday

The African-American Arts Advocates will present Performing Expo 2006 on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Herman Park Center. The show will feature gospel singers, dancers, actors, poets and instrumentalists. A scene from the play "Dearly Departed," will be performed. A...

Norwayne student to attend School of Arts summer session

Jessica Sauls of Fremont has been accepted for enrollment in the summer session of the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. She will study dance. Jessica is the daughter of Danny and Renee Sauls and is a student...

Goldsboro band wins competition

UNION GROVE -- Avalanche, a seven-member band based in Goldsboro, took first place in the Battle of the Bands at the "Rockin' RibFest" in Union Grove on May 12. The grand prize was $500 in cash, a trophy, and goody...

Dillard-Goldsboro homecoming

From staff reports Dillard-Goldsboro Alumni & Friends will hold its 51st homecoming anniversary Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A parade will be held Saturday. Registration forms for the parade may be picked up at 801 Poplar St., or by calling...