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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Graduates take home millions in awards

Financial aid for recent graduates from seven public high schools attending college in the fall topped more than $3.2 million, officials have announced. When calculated further in terms of renewable grants, scholarships and work-study aid, the 2007 graduating class earned...

Service planned for Friday for boy

Eight-year-old Andre Wilder of Goldsboro was a jokester who always had a big smile on his face. His mother Shenita Wilder-Dancy says he was a sweet child who always tried to make her proud. That's how friends and family will...

Duplin commission, school board talk about teacher cuts

With the Duplin County Board of Education picking a school facilities plan last month, the county commissioners scheduled a meeting Wednesday morning intending to discuss which projects were included and where they might find the money. Instead, the discussion turned...

Thieves capture license numbers, leave resident with check problems

Helen Harwood's trip to a local department store began just like any other Sunday shopping jaunt. But when she and her husband got to the register that day to pay for their purchases, the check reader, which verifies an account's...

County health department sets sights on local HIV testing program

Concerned about undetected cases of HIV in Wayne County, health officials are weighing several options for testing in the community. Health Director James Roosen told the Board of Health this week that he has been investigating ways to identify those...

Computer classroom at MOC named after Quinn family

A computerized classroom at Mount Olive College has been named after some of its long-time supporters. Named in honor of the Milford S. and Reba S. Quinn of Duplin County, the classroom has 24 workstations and a state-of-the-art instructor Sympodium,...

Walnut Creek building new playground

Children living in the Village of Walnut Creek will soon have a new place to spend their summer days. Construction on a new playground facility -- located at the site of the existing one -- will begin early next month,...