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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Airshow brings $2 million to county economy

More than 67,000 people came to Wayne County two weeks ago for the annual Wings Over Wayne Airshow -- and they left behind nearly $2 million. N.C. Department of Trans-portation tallied the attendance for the Oct. 15 event at Seymour...

143 are registered as sex offenders in Wayne County

Do you know who your neighbors are? More than 143 sex offenders call Wayne their county of residence. Sgt. John Denny of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Support Services Division is charged with registering sex offenders in the county....

Agency to receive $900,000 for youth programs

Smart Choices for Youth Inc. has received a portion of a $900,000 grant to help faith-based and community organizations offer services for Wayne County youths and families over the next three years. Smart Choices was one of only three programs...

Computers will connect law enforcement agencies

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office will be adding a few more bells and whistles to their office computers and patrol cars that will help improve staff efficiency and increase officer visibility. All law enforcement agencies in Wayne County including...

Transformer fire puts Berkeley in dark Saturday

A failed transformer caught fire and tripped a feeder line to 1,000 power customers on Berkeley Boulevard around lunch time Saturday. The outage affected two traffic lights and several businesses, including the Berkeley Mall, on a two-block stretch of Berkeley...

Grantham 13-year-old brings home top hog title

The State Fair Open Livestock Show -- "That's it. That's the World Series, or for us, the Superbowl since we love football," Floyd Sauls of Grantham said. For Sauls' 13-year old grandson, Douglas Williams, also of Grantham, the opening...

County approves Work First program renewal

More than 2,500 people have the skills and education necessary to find a job thanks to the Wayne County Department of Social Services Work First program, local officials say. And with an extension of the program through 2009 recently granted...

Wild horse adoption Nov. 4-5 in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- The U.S. Department of Interior and the federal Bureau of Land Management will hold a special wild horse and burro adoption at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville on Nov. 4-5. The adoption will be held from...

Veterans Day celebrations set for Goldsboro, Princeton

Entries in the Princeton Veterans Day Parade are still being accepted. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, starting at 2 p.m. The Wayne County Veterans Day Parade will be held the same day in downtown Goldsboro, starting at...

Riders will collect toys for children

Hundreds of motorcycle riders will strap on their helmets, climb on their bikes and travel from Smithfield to Goldsboro Nov. 4 to help collect dozens of toys for scores of special children. Shelton's Harley-Davidson Inc. will sponsor this year's...

Public record

Shot by stranger Tenesha Nicole McLain of South Center Street, Mount Olive, was in stable condition Saturday night at Wayne Memorial Hospital, where she was recovering from gunshot wounds. Ms. McLain told Goldsboro police investigators she was standing outside Room...

Operation Christmas Child still seeking shoe box donations

Individuals, church groups, businesses and civic clubs are urged to contribute to the annual Operation Christmas Child campaign sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. The Christian organization distributes shoe boxes filled with gifts to thousands of needy children around the world. In...

Officers suggest safety tips for young ghosts to enjoy Halloween

More than 500 children and adults braved rainy conditions to attend The Lord's Table Fall Festival Friday night. Children dressed like princesses, pumpkins, Spider-Man and other popular Halloween costume favorites pranced around snacking on hotdogs and other goodies. Members...

Scouts get chance to try out jobs of law enforcement officers

Brian Newsome wants to be a patrolman. And although he's only 17, he's already taken a couple of "ride-alongs" with Goldsboro police officers. His first ride-along was on New Year's Eve. Alcohol was involved in a lot of the calls...

Counties tell state what they want on legislative agenda

The start of the North Carolina General Assembly's 2007 long session is still three months away, but lobbying efforts by the state's 100 counties have already begun. Working through the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Duplin County and...

Deadline Wednesday for Mayor's Committee award nominations

Wednesday is deadline to submit nomination forms for the Employer of the Year, Employee of the Year, and the Mayor's Trophy awards, which are given annually by the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilites. The awards will given out Nov....

Churches give $83,975 to MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Original Free Will Baptist churches in Wayne County generated $83,975 in gifts to Mount Olive College, the denomination's private, Christian liberal arts institution. During the recently annual college dinner, 220 people attended and churches presented their gifts....