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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Eyes on the sky: America's military close up

Amanda Thompson had never met a fighter pilot before. So when her father, Mike, introduced her to a member of the 335th Fighter Squadron at the Wings Over Wayne air show Saturday, the 4-year-old put one hand over her face...

Tora! Tora! Tora! hits SJAFB skies

Olivia Shaw was only 5 years old when Japanese fighters attacked Pearl Harbor. But Saturday, as smoking replicas of Zeros, Kates and Vals circled the skies over the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line, she closed her eyes and...

Angels fly; Knights fall; Eagles roar

At close to 3 p.m. Saturday, Noah Taylor looked at his mother, Patty, and said it all. "Mom, did you hear that? The Blue Angels are about to fly," the 9-year-old Goldsboro native said. "Here we go." The Navy's precision...

Officials say engine vibration might have caused facade slip

Building and maintenance crews were left scrambling as a piece of fiberglass paneling from the Wayne County Courthouse's clock tower came crashing to the ground Friday as jets zipped through the sky in preparation for Saturday's Wings Over Wayne air...

Class of 2007 claims 489 WCC diplomas

Wayne Community College celebrated firsts, lasts and futures during its annual commencement exercises Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, 120 adult high school graduates and 250 general educational development (or GED) students received diplomas. During ceremonies held Saturday morning, another...

More than 370 graduate MOC

More than 378 graduates tossed their mortar boards Saturday as Mount Olive College bid farewell to the Class of 2007. The school's 53rd spring commencement also added another number to the record books -- more than 3,300 students enrolled at...

Dryer listed as cause of fatal fire

A clothes dryer has been ruled the cause of a massive house fire on Memorial Church Road in Fremont Monday that killed an elderly woman and her granddaughter. Wayne County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Shawn Harris and State Bureau of Investigation...

Rosewood teacher is county Art Educator of the Year

JoAnn Smith, an art teacher at Rosewood High School, has been named the 2006-07 Zeno Spence High School Art Educator of the year for 2006-07. Forty-two artists from Wayne County Public Schools were also recognized at the 16th annual Community...

Public record

Armed robbery Goldsboro police are searching for a man who robbed Kangaroo convenience store at 1601 Ash St. at gunpoint and left with an unknown amount of cash. Doreen Olsen, a store clerk, told police that a man entered the...

Pikeville Town Board says tax hike could be likely next year

PIKEVILLE -- The Town of Pikeville's Board of Commissioners said they will not only have to watch every dollar they spend during the next fiscal year, but also prepare themselves and the town for what appears to be an inevitable...

Neighborhood meeting Tuesday at Harding St. YMCA field

Residents of Teakwood and Mimosa Park will have an opportunity to voice concerns, raise questions and offer praise to Goldsboro officials Tuesday, as the first in a series of city-sponsored neighborhood meetings is scheduled for 6 p.m. on the Harding...

Mental health advocates pleased by legislators' attention to issue

Despite facing a budget proposal more than $100 million short of what the state Department of Health and Human Services says it needs, and the state House Committee on Mental Health Reform just now getting around to looking at legislation...

Jaycees banquet Monday

The Goldsboro Jaycees will hold their annual Distinguished Service Awards banquet Monday night at First Baptist Church in Goldsboro. The awards banquet, which begins at 6:30 p.m., honors local residents who have volunteered their services to the community. The awards...

Goldsboro to be featured on radio program

Goldsboro Wayne County Travel and Tourism announced this week that Goldsboro is going to be highlighted in the May 20 edition of NC Spin. NC Spin, a Raleigh-based radio program, is carried on stations statewide and deals with hot-button issues...

GHS teen punches teacher

A student and a Goldsboro High School teacher were injured in a brief scuffle that erupted in the classroom between two students Thurs-day. Samuel Exum III, 18, of Brock Street, allegedly became belligerent after a statement made to him by...

Dinner to benefit Princeton girl undergoing rare surgery

PRINCETON -- Lara's Worley's mother thought she was playing when she fell to the floor two years ago, her arm over her eyes. Neva Worley tried to move her daughter's arm. It wouldn't budge and Lara was foaming at the...

Central High Alumni reunion May 25-27

Central Alumni and Friends will observe its 35th Annual Homecoming May 25-27. Central High classes of 1937, 1947, 1957 and 1967 and Eastern Wayne classes of 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007 will be honored. A banquet will be held Friday,...

Business honors Edgewood teacher

Donna Countryman, a teacher at Edgewood Community Developmental School, has been named the 2007 Sam's Club Teacher of the Year. Representatives from the local store surprised Mrs. Countryman with the award, presenting her with a check for $1,000 for her...

Belfast's Gibson selected as Beginning Teacher of the Year

Angela Gibson, a math teacher at Belfast Academy, was named the 2007 Beginning Teacher of the Year for Wayne County Public Schools during ceremonies Friday at H.V. Brown Center. It is the fourth year for the recognition, presented to educators...

Aycock DECA students take first

Stephanie Davis and Brittani Schultze, seniors at Charles B. Aycock High School, earned first-place honors and a $1,000 cash award during the DECA 2007 International Career Development Conference held recently in Orlando, Fla. In the DECA/Otis Spunkmeyer Learn and Earn...

Anthropologists honor MOC's Dyer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Christopher L. Dyer of Goldsboro has been approved to the status of Fellow with the Society for Applied Anthropology. He is the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of anthropology at Mount...