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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Schools examine new security options

Wayne County Schools officials say the district has made several additions to make sure students are safe when they head to class and that even more security features -- like cameras and access control systems -- could be on the...

Proposed biodiesel plant faces new delay

MOUNT OLIVE -- The project is the same, but the investors have changed. The money is still there, but it's going to a different location. It's been two years, but now the town is facing a deadline to spend...

Woman dies after 117 crash

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Faison woman died from severe injuries she received in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 117 Bypass and Lee's Country Club Road Thursday. Mary McCullen Wilson's vehicle was struck by a truck driven by Richard Martin Sweerus...

Couple tackling renovation of one of city's historic homes

Richard and Linda Mechling have been restoring historic homes for years now. From neighborhoods in Atlanta, Wilmington and now Goldsboro, each project is something special, they said. "We're kind of getting the hang of it," Richard said. "And addicted to...

Residents get closer look at Stoney Creek Park plan

Nearly 50 residents showed up at the Herman Park Center Thursday evening to meet with Stoney Creek Park Alliance board members. Some came for an update on plans to revamp the flood-prone park. Others wanted to offer their thanks to...

College plans alumni events

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hundreds of alumni are expected to return to their alma mater next weekend to participate in Mount Olive College's annual Homecoming. The festivities will begin Nov. 17 at 7:30 a.m. with a business breakfast briefing in the...

Duplin to study creating program

Duplin County students interested in studying math, science, technology and engineering may soon have their own specialized study program thanks in part to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The school district recently received a $40,000 grant to study creating such an...

WAGES clothing giveaway Tuesday

The WAGES Community Services Self-Sufficiency Project will hold a 'Tis the Season to be Sharing' clothing giveaway in the WAGES Royall West Common Room at 507 E. Royall Ave., on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Individuals involved in...

Taking time to remember: Local veterans share their stories

The Veterans Day parades are done, the grills are cooling off from a weekend of hot dogs and hamburgers, and U.S. flags have been folded tightly to wait for next year's celebrations. But many who have served in America's armed...

Public records

Shooting The Goldsboro Police Department responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of East Holly Street at about 9:15 p.m. Friday. Demarcus Dawson, 31, was shot with a handgun in a parking lot on that block at approximately 8:45...

Pierce gets recognition from music magazines

Entertainer and inspirational speaker Freddie Pierce was featured in two stories in the October editions of Christian Music Perspective and The Singing News. Pierce, who lives in Wayne County, had songs ranked 40th and 42nd in the top 100 among...

Mount Olive Thanksgiving

MOUNT OLIVE -- The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.,m. at First United Methodist Church in Mount Olive. Dr. Burkette Raper, president emeritus of Mount Olive College, will be the guest speaker for...

Late Milas Kelly Sr. honored for role in establishing Credit Union network

The State Employees' Credit Union's board of directors posthumously honored Milas Dorsey Kelly, Sr. for his role in helping to establish the Credit Union's statewide branch network. Milas Kelly Jr. accepted the award on behalf of his father. The award...

Key Foods will officially take over Wayne Memorial Drive store Tuesday

The Southern Family Markets store on Wayne Memorial Drive will close at 4:30 p.m. Monday and reopen Tuesday morning as a Key Foods store. Ed Farceur at the store confirmed Friday that the store is changing hands. "Tuesday we'll open...

Agricultural leadership program is coming to Wayne Community

Back in the day, local crop farmer Karl Best was considered somewhat of a trend-setter, his widow Lillie now says. "These young farmers, they would stand back when Mr. Karl would try a new piece of equipment or something new,"...

Crime Stoppers telethon taking pledges, votes

It's still not too late to cast your vote for your favorite performer during the Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers 21st annual telethon. Viewers can call in from 1 to 7 p.m. today at 735-9440 and make a pledge. The telethon will...

Farm Service Agency balloting through Dec. 4

Farmers in the Fork, Buck Swamp, Great Swamp, Nahunta and Pikeville townships of Wayne County are urged to cast their ballots in the Farm Service Agency Committee elections being held through Dec. 4. The townships make up Local Administrative Area...