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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Wrestling with mental health reform: A whole new world

Some people say North Carolina's mental health system is broken and that the old methods worked better. Others say the reforms set in motion in 2001 just need more time to work -- that after all, it wasn't until July...

County will eye shelter contract

Beginning with their briefing session at 8 a.m. and formal meeting at 9 a.m., the Wayne County Board of Commissioners will be faced with a decision on the future of county's new animal shelter Tuesday. The building, which is planned...

Residents can share their views

Looking to further open the lines of communication with county residents, the Wayne County Commissioners will begin holding a series of six town hall-style meetings on Thursday. "It's something the board wants to do. We've got a lot of things...

Schools prepare to open doors to families

Students of all ages are readying for the return to classes this week, from attending open houses in Wayne County Public Schools, to area colleges opening their doors for the fall semester. Wayne Community College officials said Friday that preliminary...

Still fighting for each other ...

Kris Kraft Brewer once broke her leg fending off bullies for her brother on a schoolyard playground in Groveville, N.J. An easy decision for a sister who loved her brother. So, it wasn't hard for Karl Kraft to decide what...

Butterfield discusses war, health care, future

When he agreed to meet with Goldsboro city officials, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-District 1, might not have been expecting Mayor Al King to react so passionately to his usual speech on the war in Iraq. On the other hand,...

Health Department targets obesity, HIV tests

Wayne County Health Department staff are keeping pace with the needs of the community, Health Director James Roosen told its governing board Wednesday. Roosen discussed several projects and advancements being made. He also gave an update on recent response to...

Public record

Wanted Christopher Dale Mooring is wanted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office on two felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny and possession of stolen goods. He also is wanted for failing to appear in court in Carteret County....

New shelter program helps create families

Curious George cowered when spoken to and shivered silently as Jodi Head bathed him. She took him straight to the veterinarian for shots -- still shivering, still scared. But when the terrier-mix opened his eyes the next morning, he had...

Dant to be promoted to colonel

Goldsboro native Lt. Col. Daniel "Danny" Dant was recently selected two years "below the zone" for promotion to colonel by the United States Air Force. Dant currently leads the 4th Space Con-trol Squad-ron at Hollo-man Air Force Base, N.M. The...

Cherry Farm festival to be held September 15

The state Center for Environmental Farming Systems at Cherry Hospital will hold its 2nd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the CEFS Small Farm west of Goldsboro. More than 1,000 people interested...

Caseys finalists in cookie jingle contest

The father-daughter musical team of Daniel and Samantha Casey have been chosen by Nabisco to be among the 10 finalists for the Oreo & Milk Jingle Contest. Voting for the winner starts on Aug 24 and runs through Sept 4....