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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Airport's hangar open for business

Construction is now complete on a new corporate jet hangar at Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport, which county and airport officials said will serve existing industries and bring more jobs to Wayne County. Goldsboro-Wayne Airport Authority members and county commissioners gathered outside...

Building costs headed up for Wayne developers

The cost of building in Wayne County could be increasing soon -- in part because of measures outside anybody's control, but also because of fee increases currently being fought in the state legislature. One set of fees, administered through...

U.S.'s new bird of prey

The F-15E Strike Eagle isn't used to being upstaged on the flight line at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. But when an F-22A Raptor landed at the base Thursday evening, most everybody took notice. Described as "unmatched by any known...

Students honored for their courage

Joey Lanier started school at age 6 with several strikes against him -- attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder, speech deficits, a seizure disorder and behavior problems. Three years later, his problems were compounded when his father died of a massive heart attack....

United Way recognizes Albertson at annual meeting

The United Way of Wayne County gathered Thursday afternoon to celebrate its successful 2006 fundraising campaign and to recognize one of the organization's long-time volunteers -- Dr. Kay Albertson. Mrs. Albertson, who has been involved with United Way for a...

Awards commend children's expressions of unity

When Fourth Fighter Wing historian Dr. Roy Heidicker took the Wayne Center stage Saturday evening, he told 100-plus Wayne County residents that when people come together, great things can happen. "You can do so much as one person," he said....

Duplin residents will have say on school uniforms

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County students may or may not be wearing uniforms when the 2007-08 school year starts in August. Right now, though, the matter is still up for debate and within the coming months, county residents will have the...

Students to describe trip to France

MOUNT OLIVE -- The experiences of seven Mount Olive College students' study-abroad trip to France will be discussed during a seminar on France on Monday at 8 p.m. Rodgers Chapel. Along with their professors, the group stayed in the heart...

Softball tournament raises money for Relay for Life

When Conner Davis stepped to the plate Saturday afternoon, she wasn't just swinging for the fences. Wearing a purple T-shirt with "D. DAVIS" printed across the back, the 12-year-old was swinging for her grandfather, Dick, too. "I'm just thankful he's...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Ernest Woodley Triplett reported Feb. 21 that a man pulled a woman out of his car. When he went to see about the woman, the man jumped behind the wheel of...

Mount Olive teacher to visit Costa Rica

A Mount Olive Middle School teacher will be one of two in North Carolina chosen to travel to Costa Rica next month as part of the Toyota International Teacher Program. Art teacher Karen Helms will receive the fully-funded trip to...

29th Annual Greater Goldsboro Road Run to be held March 31

The 29th Annual Greater Goldsboro Road Run will be held Saturday, March 31, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Pedestrian Plaza on Center Street. The event is a major fundraiser for the Sunrise Kiwanis Club, which supports a number organizations...

Faison restaurant featured in March Southern Living magazine

FAISON --More than a year ago, chef Joani Babcock promised this small northern Duplin County town of mostly teetotalers that if they approved the sale of alcohol on Sundays that her restaurant, Southern Exposure, would be featured in either Southern...

Daniels and Daniels honored by U.S. Corps of Engineers

Daniels and Daniels Construction Co. of Goldsboro was awarded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' South Atlantic Division Outstanding Small Military Contractor of the Year for 2006 at a recent ceremony. Presentation of the award was made Feb. 15 during...

Cinco de Mayo festival deadline is April 1

The Hispanic Community Development Center is seeking volunteers and vendors for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo festival. The deadline for signing up is April 1 for the event, which will be held on May 5 from noon until 5 p.m....

Burning discouraged in eastern counties

Dry, windy conditions across the eastern part of the state have led officials with the N.C. Division of Forest Resources to discourage burning in counties to the north, east and south of Wayne. On Friday, forestry officials issued a red...

Bridge work gets started

State highway officials began construction last week to fix the bridge on Kelly Springs Road, which was heavily damaged during Tropical Storm Ernesto last September. A part of Kelly Springs Road, a road east of Mount Olive that connects Wayne...