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Sunday, April 8, 2007

Carson Thomas takes his next step toward recovery

Nearly 18 months after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street outside Greenwood Middle School, Carson Thomas is back in school. A lot has happened since the November 2005 accident that sent him and eighth-grade classmate Mackenzie Wessels...

Legislators explain Senate's vote on slavery apology

It wasn't an apology born out of guilt, Wayne County members of the General Assembly said, nor was it an apology made under duress. Rather, they said, Thursday's Senate apology for slavery and segregation was made because it was the...

Student who died was on way to get prom tux

Friends and family said goodbye Saturday to the Princeton High School senior who died Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 70 West and Old Cornwallis Road not far from the Wayne County line. The funeral for James Stuart Cook,...

County grand jury sends up charges

A convicted sex offender accused in a rape and in sexual assaults on several women will soon have his day in court. Rodney Levon Williams, 35, of Frank Street, was indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury Monday on 22...

City Hall work expected to start sometime in May

Renovation and restoration of Goldsboro's original City Hall is expected to begin next month, officials said. Assistant finance director Kaye Scott said financing for the $4 million project was approved Wednesday by the Local Government Commission. BB&T will manage the...

Group honored for work on crime

Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers was honored with a special award in Asheville last month for the organization's efforts to get criminals off the streets. The 2006 Productivity Award for programs with a population between 100,000 and 199,999 was presented during the...

Free childbirth classes planned

A six-week series of free childbirth preparation classes is scheduled to begin April 24 at the Partnership for Children office, 800 N. William St. The classes, from 6 to 8 p.m., will provide information on prenatal nutrition; stages of pregnancy;...

Volunteer of the Year shares gift of her time

Cornelia Grundmeier has been behind the counter at the Community Soup Kitchen for more than 10 years -- once choosing to seek a part-time job rather than give up her weekly volunteer work. That's how important her work there is...

New re-enactors sought for new battles this spring

Civil War re-enactors are seeking new recruits to dress up and pretend to do battle. The 27th N.C. Regiment, Co. D is looking in central and eastern North Carolina for soldiers to join up for the spring campaign. The 27th...

Habitat for Humanity sets informational meeting date

MOUNT OLIVE -- Partners for Habitat in Mount Olive will sponsor an informational meeting April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Mount Olive Senior Center Building, 711 Northwest Center St., Mount Olive. Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne and Partners for...

Author will speak to Friends of the Library

Author and humorist Celia Rivenbark will be the speaker at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Wayne County Public Library. The meeting will be April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the Main Library,...

Duplin board puts freeze on disputed supplements

KENANSVILLE -- With concerns about the distribution of supplements for school personnel being voiced again this past week, the Duplin County Board of Education took a step to try to diffuse the tension that situation has created. Voting unanimously, the...

Community ceremony urges residents to stop child abuse, neglect

Wayne County residents united this past week to challenge their community to make child abuse and neglect prevention a 365-day effort. The WAGES/Wayne County For Children Council sponsored the event, which was held Thursday on the steps of city hall....

Entries sought for abstinence essay contest

Area high school students are again being invited to weigh in on the benefits of abstinence in preventing teen pregnancy. The fifth annual abstinence essay contest, sponsored by Wayne County Health Department and the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention,...