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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Iraq debate begins

President Bush delivered his new plan for Iraq to a divided nation Wednesday night, but among eastern North Carolina's congressional delegation, most felt it was a failed speech. "I felt the president is trying, but frankly, it was weak," said...

Residents agree, disagree with president about next steps in war against terrorism

President George W. Bush apologized Wednesday in a primetime address for mistakes that have been made in Iraq and vowed to correct recent failures there with a new strategy more in line with victory. Janice Thompson and other Wayne County...

Duplin chief of schools outlines his goals

KENANSVILLE -- With a new year starting and about eight months in Duplin County under his belt, school superintendent Dr. Wiley Doby is trying to put Duplin County Schools on a new direction. On Tuesday, he brought a new vision...

Local Boy Scouts see increase in members

Forging a strong relationship with the public school system has helped the Tuscarora Boy Scout Council reach out to more boys than ever before, Scout officials say. When Scout Executive Harold Keller came to work for the council a year...

Local fiddle player loses bid for national show

Local fiddle player Samantha Casey, 10, lost out in the first round of competition in the CBS News talent contest, "Living Room Live ... Kids!" The show announced this morning that Kaleena Hutchins of Melbourne, Ark., who played the "William...

Public records

Investigation Goldsboro police logged a third arrest in a breaking and entering case that occurred in December. Investigator Dwayne Bevell arrested Marcus Gerald Johnson, 20, of Brazil Street, on charges of breaking and entering and larceny. He was jailed under...

Two charged in theft

Two Goldsboro men face charges after they allegedly borrowed their employer's truck, robbed of its valuables and then abandoned it. Jeffery Hardy Sutton, 39, of U.S. 13 South, and Michael Louis Nenni, 35, of D & W Circle, were charged...

Youth horse clinic February 3

A half-day clinic designed to help young people and adults excel as competitors and coaches in 4-H, FFA and collegiate horse judging contests is Feb. 3 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The early registration deadline for the...

Small business loan seminar

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will hold another seminar next week for local small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them understand and apply for small business loans. Sue Malone, president of Strategies for Small Businesses, markets the Small...

Rep. Jones' D.C. office moves

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Third District Representative Walter B. Jones has announced the new location of his Washington, D.C. office . Congressman Jones welcomes correspondence to this new office address. The new Washington, D.C. office address is: Congressman Walter B. Jones,...

Pikeville approves grant application

The Pikeville Board of Commissioners approved the submission of a grant proposal that could help pay for major improvements to the town's park and community building. The board's action Tuesday night culminated four months of work by the town's parks...

GATEWAY schedule

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority will operate on a holiday schedule Monday for Martin Luther King Day. The bus service will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The van service will be available Monday, but appointments must be made by...

Gaming expo at WCC to be held January 27

Phi Beta Lambda, a business club associated with Wayne Community College, will host its second annual Goldsboro Gaming Expo on Saturday, Jan. 27. From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., the college's Wayne Learning Center building will be the site of...

Electronic recycling Saturday at Sam's

Wayne County Recycling Coordinator Simmone Cato is hoping Santa Claus brought residents plenty of electronics last month -- mostly so they can recycle their old electronics Saturday. Residents can drive up and drop off any unwanted electronic equipment at the...