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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Nitrogen runoff fee increase delayed

Wayne County industries and developers worried about paying much higher costs for building in the county will not see higher nitrogen runoff fees -- at least for now. Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, said Friday he has worked out a compromise...

Don't panic; it's just a test

A portion of Elm Street will be closed Monday as an exercise meant to build relationships between Seymour Johnson Air Force Base personnel and local law enforcement will be conducted. The exercise, known as Orbit Comet, will involve local, regional,...

Park plan takes new direction

Funding issues have led Stoney Creek Park Committee members in a new direction. Thursday, the committee will meet to continue discussions involving the possibility of changing the structure of the group. Goldsboro Recreation and Parks Director Neil Bartlett said the...

Breaking gangs' grip

Steering children away from the dangers of gang life can be a daunting task. Goldsboro police Officer Willie Thomas said he is up for the challenge. This fall, more than 800 seventh-graders will attend a new gang awareness class --...

GPD: Teens are experimenting with gang behavior

To the naked eye, they might look like subtle twists of the fingers or jerks of the hand, but to gang members who understand their meaning, hand signals can be a symbol of camaraderie between affiliates or a declaration of...

A house done in one week

Cecilia Menley and her son, Bradley, are busy settling into their new house this weekend. After all, it has been a busy five days -- especially since that is how long it took to build their new home. The Menleys...

A friend from across the pond

For her 90th birthday, Nancy Kelly decided she would do more than blow out candles on a birthday cake. She decided to leave her native England and come "across the pond" to Wayne County to visit her friends -- Barbara...

Some graduates have shared their lives since kindergarten

MOUNT OLIVE -- Amid all the pomp and circumstance of graduation can always be found the giddiness of students readying to go out into the world and make it their own. For 119 students at Spring Creek High School on...

Girl Scout Troop 100 members earn honors

Eight members of Senior Girl Scout Troop 100 recently received Gold Awards at a ceremony at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The Gold Award is the highest award given by the Girl Scouts. They include Sarah Compton, Mary Frances Gourley,...

Public Record

Drug arrests Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Squad seized cocaine with potential street value of $10,400 and marijuana with an estimated street value of $750 that resulted in the apprehension of two Goldsboro men. After an investigation by the Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug...

Graduates embark on varied paths

ROSEWOOD -- Valedictorian Jamie Mills challenged the 120 members of Rosewood High School's Class of 2006 Friday to follow their dreams, no matter what they are. A crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered at Branch Pope football field to...

Goldsboro grads prepare to step into 'real world'

Tears and cheers filled the gym at Goldsboro High School during commencement ceremonies for more than 160 graduates Friday night. Valedictorian Shaconda Johnson challenged her classmates to take what they learned at Goldsboro and move on to the next step...

Eastern Wayne class exhorted to realize its potential

On a muggy North Carolina evening, 258 seniors at Eastern Wayne High School left their many yesterdays of childhood behind and stepped into the first tomorrow of adulthood. Some will go on to college. Some will answer their country's call...

Determination, hard work bring rewards to savor

MOUNT OLIVE -- Four years of determination, classwork and, of course, tests culminated Friday night in turned tassels and diplomas for the 217 graduating students at Southern Wayne High School. More than 500 family, friends and faculty watched in the...

Aycock seniors arrive at bittersweet milestone

PIKEVILLE -- The small black ribbons pinned to powder blue graduation gowns spoke volumes about the Charles B. Aycock Class of 2006. As the graduates crossed the football field and took their seats, some knew their special night would be...