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Sunday, September 9, 2007

2007 N.C. ABC scores categorize 32 schools

Rankings for the 32 Wayne County Public Schools have been made on the heels of the ABCs/AYP results, announced Thursday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. As the annual test score composites are tallied, the status of each school...

Plans are under way for 2007 fair debut

Fair food and festivities are less than three weeks away -- and the rodeo is back on the ticket. Fried dough, funnel cakes, caramel apples, cotton candy and a full scale of family attractions will fill the schedule for the...

Baddour could be post office namesake

For Philip Baddour Sr., a man who spent all of his adult life working and serving in downtown Goldsboro, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield is offering what those who knew him are calling a "fitting tribute" -- the potential naming of...

Farmers look for alternatives to keep cattle fed this winter

Come December, Johnny Weaver will be out of stored feed for the 18 cross-bred cows he raises in Kenly. But agronomists think there is still hope for herds of grazing livestock like Weaver's -- if local farmers turn to lower-quality...

WCC will host forum on environmental contracting

The N.C. Military Business Center and Wayne Community College are hosting an Environmental Contracting Forum Thursday. The forum will bring together representatives from military installations and federal and state agencies to discuss environmental products, procurement and sustainability issues. Military installations...

Museum's USO exhibit now has Johnny Grant photos

There is only one week left to remember the USO at the Wayne County Museum. The exhibit ends Sept. 17. The museum, which is located at 116 N. William St., was originally the Woman's Club building, which was rented out...

Golf tournament benefit planned for Kitty Askins

The annual Kitty Askins Golf Tournament will be Sept. 27 at the Walnut Creek Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Kitty Askins expansion fund. The four-player superball event will have shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., entry fees...

Festival set for this Saturday at Cherry Farm

Those who want to know a little more about farming will have their chance this weekend at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems' Fall Festival. The event, which is set for Saturday, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at...

Public record

Missing man found dead A man reported missing from Kinston was found dead of natural causes in a hotel room, police said. Goldsboro police were called to check on a room at the Irish Inn on Sunburst Drive, police said....

Park group gets grant to help with trails

Goldsboro's Parks and Recreation Department is one step closer to having enough resources to complete plans to create a new park at Stoney Creek. The department recently received notification that the city has qualified for the Recreation Trails grant, which...

Habitat planning groundbreaking this week in city

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne and First Baptist Church of Goldsboro will break ground Wednesday at 9 a.m. at 1305 Franklin Court. First Baptist Church of Goldsboro has been a strong advocate and supporter of Habitat since the affiliate began...

Girl Scout leader honored

Vivian Wharton of Goldsboro received the Girl Scout Silver Seagull Award from the Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina. A longtime supporter of Girl Scouting in the Wayne County area, Mrs. Wharton has played a key role in helping to...

Duplin County residents will be able to speak out on animal control policy

Beginning Monday, Duplin County residents will have their first chance to publicly air their feelings on the proposed new animal control ordinance, as the first of five meetings will be held at Rose Hill Town Square in Rose Hill at...

Drive under way for donated school supplies

SunCom Wireless at 225 N. Berkeley Blvd. will be collecting donations of school supplies for Wayne County elementary school children at the store through the end of September. Community members are asked to donate school supplies such as staples, tape...

Chili cookoff to benefit soup kitchen

A chili cookoff, the Really Chili Challege, will be held Sept. 29 to raise money to help the Community Soup Kitchen. The competition will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the site of the Center Street Jams...

Boy Scouts to recruit at schools

Representatives from local Boy Scout units will be visiting Wayne County schools during the months of September and October to give boys an opportunity to join. Parents are invited to attend the special sign-up meetings. Meetings will be held as...