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Sunday, April 1, 2007

O'Berry marking its 50th birthday

O'Berry Center celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, with an array of activities and events planned to commemorate the occasion. The state-operated facility, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, has a distinguished history of providing quality services and innovative programs,...

Livestock show, sale coming in mid-April

Following one of the most successful years in its history, local children and farmers are gearing up for the 59th Annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale. The sale, which will be April 11-12 at the Wayne Regional Fairgrounds,...

Growing up as a mother

At 14, Anna Gurganus thought she had such "a humdrum life" she couldn't wait to get out of high school. But that was before she became pregnant and married at age 15. Suddenly, any plans she had came to a...

Daffodils take over in Fremont

FREMONT -- Kelly Williams had been waiting for weeks to celebrate the end of winter. You don't want to scare the warm weather away with premature skirt wearing and trips to the beach, she said. But Saturday afternoon, the sun...

Dilapidated houses, vote on shelter on city agenda

Goldsboro Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra is expected to recommend two dilapidated houses for condemnation Monday evening as Goldsboro City Council members are scheduled to hold their first meeting of the month. The properties, located at 703 Holly Street and...

Fremont police get new taser

Fremont police Chief Ron Rawlings knows the small town he serves doesn't have the resources to put more officers on the street. So, he decided to give them more fire power. Rawlings asked the Fremont Town Board to purchase a...

Network will offer help for families

Cindy Jackson is the mother of a special needs child. But when Molly was born three years ago, they did not have the support and information that is available today. "We came home with a piece of paper. We relied...

Top choral students to perform Tuesday

Wayne County Public Schools' choral students in grades 6-12, will perform in the 2007 All County Choral Festival Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Dillard Middle School. Choral directors from each middle school and high school selected students to participate for...

Tommy's Road class learns about Korea

A group of Tommy's Road Elementary kindergarten students is using a Learn and Serve grant to show their support of Seymour Johnson airmen currently deployed to Korea. Lori Smith, a Tommy's Road Elementary kindergarten teacher wrote for the grant and...

Public record

Gasoline drive-off Employees at the Trade Wilco Hess on New Hope Road told Goldsboro police officers Friday that an unidentified man filled his vehicle with $8 in unleaded gasoline and left without paying. No description of the car was available...

MOC students meet, thank donors

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nearly 600 students at Mount Olive College are receiving scholarship money to help cover such needs as tuition and books, with an estimated $2.4 million given out this school year. During the college's annual scholarship banquet, recipients...

Eleven county students chosen to attend Governor's School

Eleven area students have been selected to participate in the 2007 Governor's School this summer. Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program in the nation for academically/intellectually gifted high school students. Open only to rising seniors, exceptions are...