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Sunday, March 25, 2007

15,000-square-foot club planned on line

A plan to build a 15,000-square-foot amusement center on N.C. 55 West and Jerusalem Road has some residents concerned. Some fear the facility, which will feature a nightclub, pool, video games, event space, soccer fields and a go-cart track, could...

Group: No shortage of victims of abuse

It's unfortunate, Milton Costen said, but ever since the Wayne Uplift Resource Center stepped up earlier this year to fill the void left when The Lighthouse of Wayne County closed its doors, the demands on domestic violence programs have steadily...

Wayne GOP picks slate of delegates

A sparse crowd gathered for Saturday's Republican Convention at the Wayne Center, where two gubernatorial candidates were among the featured speakers. No resolutions were introduced during the three-hour session. A slate of officers for the Wayne County party was approved....

Smith shares platform for campaign

RALEIGH -- With his family around him and the house he grew up in at his back, state Sen. Fred Smith, R-Johnston, announced Friday that he was running for governor. Looking toward his mother, a house matron at the Borden...

Daffodils ready to bloom next weekend in Fremont

Spring flowers will be in full bloom as thousands gather to attend the 21st annual Daffodil Festival in Fremont this Saturday. Rain or shine, the event, which marks the arrival of springtime, will kick off at 10 a.m. on Main...

Water lines, EMS lead discussion in Duplin

GREENEVERS -- This past week's Duplin County Board of Commissioners meeting was full of disputes. Once the board heard from several residents and businessmen who don't like the county's regulation of water line construction, the tone of the meeting changed...

Duplin wants to get trash agreement with schools

GREENEVERS -- Trash is business to Duplin County Solid Waste Director Bee Barnette -- and he is concerned that some of those potential county disposal fee dollars are headed elsewhere. And the leak is the county's school district. Currently, the...

TransPark training center gets new name

KINSTON -- The conference and training facility at the N.C. Global TransPark is getting a new name. Formerly called the Education and Training Center, the 33,000-square-foot facility will soon be called TransPark Center to more directly associate it with the...

Public record

Recovered property The Sheriff's Office recovered a stolen Caterpillar backhoe last week that had been reported as stolen on March 9 from the construction site of the new Wal-Mart at N.C. 581 and U.S. 70 west. The property was recovered...

Peele named chief of security for N.C. Division of Prisons

Goldsboro native Scott Peele has been named chief of security for the Division of Prisons of the North Carolina Department of Correction. Peele attended Wayne Community College, studying criminal justice and business administration. He began work as a correctional officer...

Open house for new school of engineering Monday night

The county's newest high school will host an open house for parents and prospective students on Monday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Goldsboro High School. Gary Hales, principal of Wayne School of Engineering, called it an opportunity for...

Time capsule marks start of WCC's 50th celebration

The newest building at Wayne Community College officially opened Friday, while the burial of a time capsule also served as the kick-off to a number of upcoming events marking the college's 50th anniversary. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were followed by tours of...

National Boys and Girls Clubs Week observed

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County will celebrate National Boys and Girls Club Week March 26 through 30. Operations Director Sarah Pariso said next week is going to be an exciting time, with thousands of clubs and millions...

Youths present thoughts on future

U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., is asking the state's next generation of leaders what they think about their futures. McIntyre hosted a youth summit Monday in his hometown of Lumberton. "Young people are the future of our great country. We...

Martin Lecture Thursday on environment

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Robert Ian Bruck, professor at North Carolina State University, will be the guest lecturer at the 15th Annual Lorelle F. Martin Lecture at Mount Olive College on Thursdayat 7:30 p.m. in the Southern Bank Auditorium of...

Eastpointe seeking community representative

Eastpointe of Wayne County is seeking a community representative to become part of its Wayne County Collaborative. Composed of various community agencies, service providers, organizations, families and advocates, the collaborative works to promote the sharing of resources on behalf of...

N.C. congressional delegation ranked in effectiveness

North Carolina's congressional delegation spent another busy week in Washington D.C. this week, even as consulting firm Knowlegis ranked every member according the amount power they wield, taking into account political party, committee assignment, seniority and fundraising ability. Sen. Richard...

Organization plans event to raise child abuse awareness in county

Every 15 minutes a child is abused or neglected in North Carolina. Every nine days, a child dies as a result of homicide. The victims range in age from newborns to teenagers. To help stop the abuse and neglect --...

Chamber sponsors seminar on serving Hispanic clients

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is offering a seminar, "Working with the Hispanic Community," from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at the chamber's office at 308 N. William St. The event will be facilitated by...

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

The war in Iraq, which has resulted in an inordinate amount of head injuries for U.S. soldiers, has focused attention on traumatic brain damage, and officials at a Goldsboro facility that works exclusively with such patients, want the public to...