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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Who is paying their bills? You are.

Wayne County taxpayers paid $78,200 to pay the medical expenses and housing costs to keep an inmate at a Raleigh prison facility. His bill for one month cost about $3,500. Another offender racked up a $5,000 bill to cover his...

County will be short on Medicaid

Wayne County could soon be one of several counties vying for state funds to offset increasing Medicaid costs. Of the nearly $7 million budgeted for Medicaid last year, Social Services Director Judy Pelt said the county has enough left to...

Business incentives get look from state

State Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, doesn't like them. Wayne County Development Alliance President Joanna Thompson and Wayne County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Bell aren't fans either. Even Harrell Everette, a Goldsboro lawyer and member of Gov. Mike Easley's...

Madeline shares NYC debut

Madeline Edwards used to sit in front of the TV watching "Sound of Music" -- and singing along. Now, she is one step closer to stardom. Madeline, 11, a sixth-grade student at Eastern Wayne Middle School, performed live Tuesday morning...

Even now, his heart is with his unit

Forget about the wheelchair -- Michael Russell would rather be in humvee in Iraq. Replace the doctors and specialists lining his bedside daily with his "brothers" in the Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team -- that is the private's simple wish....

City gets new site query for shelter

A public hearing regarding the proposed future site of the Wayne County Animal Shelter will be among the issues discussed Monday as Goldsboro City Council members will conduct their final meeting of the month at 7 p.m. in the second-floor...

Town sets sights on late taxpayers

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Several Seven Springs residents might see their names in the newspaper if they don't pay their property taxes. The Seven Springs town board voted Wednesday night to give the delinquent taxpayers one more chance before submitting their...

Wooten honored for his achievements with homestyle fete

Fremont native Jamie Wooten laughed as he listened to letters from Hollywood celebrities and old friends. He watched with joy as local performers sang and danced. And he couldn't believe it was all for him. A tribute to Wooten was...

Wayne fares well at music festival

Four Wayne County schools recently participated in the North Carolina Middle School Vocal Solo/Small Ensemble Festival in Greenville, earning either excellent or superior ratings. Students from Eastern Wayne Middle, Norwayne Middle, Rosewood Middle and Rosewood High schools attended the music...

Walk for Hunger March 25

The 24th Annual Walk for Hunger will be held Sunday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m., starting at Herman Park. The event is sponsored by United Church Ministries to raise money to help the needy. Help is distributed during emergencies, not...

Southern Wayne water flushing

The Southern Wayne Sanitary District will be flushing hydrants March 21-23 and March 26-30, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. During this time, customers might notice a slight discoloration of their water due to the iron particles stirred up in...

Relay for Life fishing tournament at Waynesborough

The Mount Olive First Baptist Church Relay for Life team and E-Z Mart Bait and Tackle are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Olivia Whaley Fishing Tournament at Waynesborough Park on March 31. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society....

Piano recital Tuesday at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College Recital Series will present Oni Buchanan in concert on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Rodgers Chapel. Buchanan, a concert pianist and a published poet will be performing her "Poetry in Piano" program, which...

Eastern Wayne students attend Model UN

Four Eastern Wayne Middle School students were among representatives from 38 schools across the U.S. and western Africa who recently attended the UNA-USA Middle School Model United Nations Conference in New York City. Participating in the simulated debate at the...

Early-Middle College High School seeking applicants

Wayne Early-Middle College High School, one of Wayne County Public Schools' eight schools, is accepting applications for its freshman class, which will be added in the fall, as well as rising juniors. The high school, launched in the fall of...

Students battle to be best in reading trivia competition

Wayne County Public Library hosted its first elementary level "Battle of the Books" competition on Friday pitting fourth- and fifth-graders from four elementary schools against one another. Competition was fierce, said Shorlette Ammons-Stephens, children's librarian, with only nine points separating...