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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lost fuel tank - No injuries from Strike Eagle drop

Carteret County News-Times, Dylan Ray photo Jet fuel and marsh water are siphoned from a hole left after a fuel bladder from a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base F-15E Strike Eagle detached and landed in the Morehead City subdivision...

The Angels will fly

There will still be Angels in the skies over Goldsboro and Wayne County May 12. Fourth Fighter Wing officials confirmed this morning that the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Team, plan to perform at Wings Over Wayne as...

Pigs might have eaten recalled pet foods

Officials with local hog operations, Goldsboro Milling in Goldsboro and Murphy-Brown in Warsaw, said today that salvaged pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was not used at any of their farms. "We're double checking our entire system to make...

Health Department officials concerned about maintaining staffing levels

Retaining employees in the Health Department is a growing concern, prompting officials to consider whether salary incentives are the answer. Kevin Whitley, director of environmental health, said turnover in his department is an ongoing problem. "Over the last two years...

Convicted murderer up for parole after 16 years for Mount Olive beating

A High Point man convicted of beating a Mount Olive man to death with a two-by-four in June 1990 will soon become a free man after serving only 16 years of a life prison sentence. Larry Buckram, 53, is set...

College president receives award and portrait

On the heels of having his replacement announced earlier in the day during a meeting of the State Board of Community Colleges on the Wayne Community College campus, retiring President Ed Wilson was honored as recipient of the Order of...

Amnesty Day at landfill Saturday

The Wayne County Commissioners have declared Saturday, April 28, as Amnesty Day at the Wayne County landfill on South Landfill Road. From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., the county will waive the normal tipping fee for all county residents. The...

WCC Foundation scholarship application deadline April 30

New and returning students who plan to attend Wayne Community College in the fall 2007 semester may apply for Foundation of Wayne Community College scholarships through the end of April. Scholarship applications are available in the Foundation office in the...

Language students to perform Thursday

Students in two Wayne County Public Schools' programs will be featured in showcase events open to the public, both on Thursday. The Second Language/ESL Performance Competition will be held in the Goldsboro High School auditorium from 9 a.m. until 1...

DOT workshop on widening N.C. 41

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a workshop on Thursday to present information and receive questions concerning the proposed widening on N.C. 41 to a multi-lane road. The workshop, which will be held in the Wallace Elementary School...

Johnston Democratic officers elected

SMITHFIELD -- The Democratic Women of Johnston County held their April meeting jointly with the Johnston County Democratic Party Annual Convention at the Johnston County Courthouse on April 19. New officers were elected: Sarah Anderson, president; Dr. Carolyn Ennis, first...

Chamber seminar on stress May 8

In today's fast-paced world, business owners and their employees are having a hard time managing the hurdles and stress of their everyday lives. During the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's next Lunch and Learn seminar on May 8 at the...

Bus drivers advance to state competition

Two local school bus drivers placed in the district school bus "ROAD-e-o" competition held recently in Clinton and will advance to the state competition May 9-10 in Raleigh. James Shepard, a bus driver for Tommy's Road Elementary School, earned second...