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Sunday, July 2, 2006

Initial Cherry vote encourages Kerr

A "long shot" bill that N.C. Sen. John Kerr III, D-District 5, introduced at the General Assembly in May is one step closer to bringing a new psychiatric facility to Goldsboro, Kerr said Saturday. The legislation, which was introduced by...

'Streets' sting brings arrests of eight men

In four hours Friday, Goldsboro police officers arrested eight men during the third phase of "Operation Clean Streets," a news release from the department said. Members of the Goldsboro Police Department's Operations Division concentrated their efforts on complaints of prostitution...

Residents to contest annexation outcome

Less than one month since a judge ruled in favor of the city of Goldsboro, Good Neighbors United, a group opposed to the city's decision to annex the neighborhoods along Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads, will appeal the verdict....

Fourth's festivities begin

PIKEVILLE -- The town of Pikeville continued a nine-year tradition Saturday as the Pikeville Lions Club sponsored their annual Independence Day Festival. The day-long program, which included several events, games and ceremonies, culminated in the late evening with a fireworks...

Near and far, holiday fun easy to find

Fourth of July revelers will have plenty of chances to celebrate the nation's birthday in Wayne and Duplin counties this week, with fireworks displays, celebrations and other special events highlighting the holiday. Goldsboro residents can catch the fireworks display at...

Duplin budget creates uncertainty for teachers

KENANSVILLE -- Budget constraints may force some Duplin County educators to look for work outside the county, school officials said. Duplin Schools passed an interim budget, mindful that they would not have final numbers by the beginning of the fiscal...

County recycling efforts to intensify

Wayne County officials will make a push to increase recycling in the coming year, but it will be up to local residents to take the first step toward a cleaner community, they say. The county plans to hire a recycling...

About 600 Wayne students to attend summer classes at 2 middle schools

About 600 Wayne County children will attend public summer school this year as the school system works to improve test scores in reading and math. Wayne County Public Schools' "Focused Intervention" program will be offered at two schools in the...

Retiring educators recognized

Educators and staff retiring from Wayne County Public Schools were recently honored during an appreciation reception held at the Goldsboro Country Club. Assistant superintendent Marvin McCoy presided over the event for the retirees and their families. Board of Education Chairman...

Public Record

Break-ins/thefts *Fat Cat Pawn and Jewelry, located on 117 South, reported a break-in Friday. An employee said he responded to a call from the store's alarm company and upon arrival at the scene, noticed damage to the side door and...

NC Community FCU honored

GREENSBORO -- NC Community FCU, headquartered in Goldsboro, earned statewide recognition for its community service at the 71st annual meeting of the North Carolina Credit Union League in Pinehurst in June. NC Community received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award...

More at Four applications are now being accepted

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County is currently accepting More at Four applications for the school year beginning in August. Classes are located in public schools, Head Start and child care facilities. More at Four is a free state-funded...

Fifty pounds of marijuana seized

A routine traffic stop on U.S. 70 West on Friday led to the discovery of an estimated $117,600 worth of marijuana in a sport utility vehicle. Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Maxwell, a retired state Highway Patrol sergeant, spotted the...

Kayla Shivar elected president of state Future Farmers of America

Kayla Shivar, a recent graduate of Spring Creek High School and a rising freshman at North Carolina State University, has been elected president of the North Carolina Future Farmers of America. Ms. Shivar, who plans to study agricultural education, will...

Interest in Wayne Civil War history is increasing

Interest in the Civil War continues to grow, historians say, and Wayne County's role in the war is being put on display to convince travelers the county is worth visiting to see the sites where Union and Confederate troops once...

Holiday garbage collection, bus schedules adjusted

Goldsboro and Wayne County will shut down operations Tuesday, as staff and elected officials observe Independence Day. Most city and county offices will be closed and some services will be delayed. Goldsboro City Hall and the Wayne County Courthouse will...

Downtown Goldsboro development group seeking new board members

The board of directors of the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. is seeking new board members from within the community who share an interest in improving downtown and making it a viable part of Goldsboro. The board of directors is an...