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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Paramount progress: On with the show

With every setback David Weil endures on the road to a new Paramount Theater, words of encouragement and offerings of support pour in tenfold -- a $50,000 check here; a letter from a little boy reading "Thank you," there. Foundation...

Chilly week takes toll on area crops

With lows falling into the mid- to upper-20s during Easter weekend in both Wayne and Duplin counties, farmers and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents have spent much of the past week assessing the damage to the counties' crops. And while...

Forum will put focus on Latino issues

The state's unprecedented surge of immigrants in recent years has prompted local officials to organize a regional symposium on Latino issues next month. Area community leaders are being invited to participate in the discussion, which will be May 7 at...

Wayne Dems choose Quinn as party chief as campaigns begin

The Wayne County Democratic Party has elected Bronnie Quinn as its new chairman. About 60 people attended the 2007 convention held Saturday in the Wayne County Courthouse. Quinn replaces Gaspar Gonzalez, who served one term as chairman. Other officers chosen...

Taking care of the Earth

Kheyonna Hightower recycles everything at home and collects soda bottles to help preserve the environment. The 7-year-old and her mother, Ebonnie, were among those who took part in the first Earth Day celebration at the Wayne County Public Library on...

Duplin health department asking for salary hike for its nurses

Duplin County's health department isn't in dire straits and contrary to some rumors, it isn't faced with the prospect of closing its doors. But, director Ila Davis said, it is in need of help. Currently she's faced with three nursing...

Goldsboro doctor running for Academy's top post

Dr. Dave Tayloe of Goldsboro Pediatrics is one of two candidates vying for the presidency of the American Academy of Pediatrics later this year. He was among eight interviewed the last weekend in February, he said, before the national nominating...

Educator earns posthumous award

From staff reports Ann Erwin Spicer, who taught at Wayne Community College until her death in January, has been posthumously honored for her contributions with students. Ms. Spicer was selected as the N.C. Association for Developmental Edu-cation's 2007 Outstanding Develop-mental...

Wayne Christian seniors unearth time capsule

Former Wayne Christian School teacher June Brown calls her students from 2000 "the best fifth-grade class ever." To make their year even more memorable, she and Donna Little, the other fifth- grade teacher, decided to bury a time capsule the...

Public record

The Goldsboro Police Department is trying to find out who shot into a Goldsboro man's car and sent him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries shortly after midnight Saturday. Masonic Harvey, 24, of Wilmington Avenue was sitting in his 2001...

Historical Association seeks more members

The Wayne County Historical Association is seeking executive committee members to help run the museum. The Association elected Preston Garris to a full two-year term as president and Jane Rustin of the Wayne County Public Library as vice president this...

Public hearings headline agenda

Two public hearings will headline a short docket Monday, as Goldsboro City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at City Hall. The first, a zoning request from Robert Howell, involves property located on...