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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Agencies take look at 2005 'promise'

It's been nearly two years since Wayne County was identified as one of the 100 best communities for young people in the country. That honor, announced in September 2005, was made possible through America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth....

Legal Aid still faces high need, low funds

With more than 15,000 Wayne County residents living at 100 percent of the federal poverty level and another 22,000 also eligible for legal services from Legal Aid North Carolina, the agency's resources are being pushed to the limit. And just...

Area leaders react to plan for Medicaid

After years of watching their budgets buckle under the weight of ever-increasing Medicaid costs, Wayne County officials were holding their breath as they waited for the state General Assembly to give final approval to a budget agreement that would begin...

Author's dream turns into literary career

Diane Wolfe has loved science fiction since picking up her first book, "The White Dragon" by Anne McCaffery, as a young teen. "It made me say, 'I want to be an author. I can see my name on a book,'"...

Tourism becoming more important to Wayne economy

The impact of tourism as an economic engine in Wayne County still lags behind the contributions of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and agriculture, but over the last decade it has been growing steadily. According to numbers released last week...

Unemployment rate in Wayne not a concern, official says

From May to June this year, Wayne County's unemployment rate rose half a percentage point to 5.1 percent. But Bill Pate, manager of the Goldsboro branch of the N.C. Employment Security Commission, said that not-seasonally-adjusted increase is not something to...

Mary Rhoe appointed to state Human Relations Commission

Mary Rhoe of Goldsboro has been appointed by Gov. Mike Easley to the state Human Relations Commission. She will serve a three-year term on the commission, which is charged with providing services and programs aimed at improving relationships among all...

Public record

Assault, robbery A Goldsboro man was robbed Friday night after he gave a cigarette to a stranger and the three men accompanying him. Victor Carson Jones of North George Street said he was leaving a store at 622 N. Madison...

Girl Scout council changes announced

The Girl Scouts announced last week the appointment of Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair as CEO of the new Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines organization. Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines will merge with the Girl Scout Council of Coastal...

Fremont library book sale Aug. 4-5 to help save branch

FREMONT -- The Fremont Friends of the Library will hold a book sale Aug. 4-5 to help raise money for the library building renovation project. The book sale has been preceded by a two-month long book drive to give the...

Epicurean Club to sponsor Sickle Cell telethon Aug. 25

The Epicurean Civic Club of Goldsboro has set the goal for its annual sickle cell campaign at $100,000 and are hoping the public will support the effort to help combat the disease. September has been designated as National Sickle Cell...

Dulcimer concert, workshop

A dulcimer concert will be held Aug. 4 at First Baptist Church at 125 S. John Street at 7 p.m. Performers will include the Flat Mountain Dulcimers and Maureen Sellers, a well-known dulcimer instructor and performer from New Albany, Ind....