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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Suspect caught from Mount Olive drug raid

MOUNT OLIVE -- A "major player" in the Wayne County drug trade was taken into custody Friday afternoon, Mount Olive police Chief Ralph Schroeder said. Travis Lemont Barksdale, 28, was arrested at a residence on Franklin Street close to two...

Kidney a small price to pay for years of love

A younger Donnie Butts walked hand in hand with his "little girl" along the shore of an under-populated beach. Diane still calls it "our place." Summers at the coast just always seemed to bring out the best in their father-daughter...

9th Air Force commander stops at SJAFB

Two weeks ago, Lt. Gen. Gary North was at a military base in the Middle East, shaking hands with members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 336th Fighter Squadron. So when the 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces...

Scouts talk to the world

Up a dusty road in Four Oaks Saturday, more than 1,000 eager Boy Scouts took to the field at Camp Tuscarora. But this time, instead of just practicing local camping skills, they got to communicate with people around the globe....

Council will tackle water conservation at Monday's meeting

Goldsboro residents should know Monday night if they will be able to continue to water their lawns -- or wash their cars. The Goldsboro City Council has a packed agenda for Monday night's meeting with an expected mandatory water conservation...

Mount Olive Chamber plans candidate forum

The Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Meet the Candidates" Educational Forum at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Senior Citizen's Center in Mount Olive. All candidates running for office are encouraged to attend. The forum is...

Classical concert Monday

The Foundation of Wayne Community College is spreading its cultural wings. On Monday evening, the foundation, in collaboration with First Presbyterian Church, will present a program of classical music at 7 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium. The free event is open...

Youngest legislator visits Eastern Wayne

The state's youngest female legislator visited Eastern Wayne High School on Friday, having been invited by a student who met her while serving as page this past summer. The visit was arranged by Hailey Best, a junior at Eastern Wayne,...

Wheelchair hockey sponsors sought

The North Carolina Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association and the Carolina Fury Powerhockey team is seeking sponsors to help defray the costs of operation. The organization has spaces available on its rink walls for business sponsors for the 2008 season for...

Greene Ag-Fest starts Wednesday

SNOW HILL -- The Snow Hill Lions Club will sponsor its 12th Annual Greene County Ag-Fest this week, starting on Wednesday and running through Saturday. The event will feature rides, food, exhibits and entertainment, including a tractor pull for children...

Salvation Army Stuff-a-Stocking pickup this week

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is again sponsoring its "Stuff a Stocking" project to provide Christmas cheer to needy children. Volunteers are urged to pick up mesh stockings at the Salvation Army building at 610 N. William St. and fill...

'Red Ribbon' Week aims to reduce youth drug use

Students across the county will participate this week in one of the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention programs, as part of "Red Ribbon Week." The event promotes living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and encourages students to be drug free,...

Public record

Locker room theft Someone stole $485 in personal property from a locker room at Central Heights School on Thursday while a game was taking place, Goldsboro police said. Theft R.N. Rouse and Co. officials reported someone crossed over the fence...

Memory Walk draws hundreds

For more than 500 people, Saturday morning was a time to save minds. They were each "taking steps to end Alzheimer's" by participating in the Neuse Regional Memory Walk. Before the walk, inspiration came from a prayer asking for care...

Low-income energy assistance available

The Wayne County Department of Social Services will be taking application for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program Nov. 5-16. Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Social Services office on the...

Concert to raise money for EWHS scholarship

A concert to raise money for the "Just Believe" Scholarship Fund will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at Eastern Wayne High School. The event will feature a number of acts, including national touring award winner ilyaimy from Maryland, Dragline of...

Industry Celebration Week starts Monday

The Wayne County Development Alliance is sponsoring its annual Industry Celebration Week Monday through Thursday of this week, starting with a golf tournament Monday at the Southern Wayne Country Club. The rain date for the tournament will be Tuesday. On...

Fremont won't move mini park

The Fremont Friends of the Library got their wish this week when town officials canceled plans to move a "mini-park" next to the town's library. Town Aldermen voted Tuesday to instead go forward with the Friends of the Library's plans...

League of Women Voters forum Thursday

The League of Women Voters of Wayne County will have a candidates forum for all Wayne County races for the November election, including the sanitary district boards. The forum will be held Thursday from 6:30 p.m until 9 p.m. at...

Alzheimer's caregiver workshops offered

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month and in honor of the event, the Wayne County Services on Aging is sponsoring a free caregiver education series. Three separate training sessions will be held, aimed at helping people who take care of...

Agricultural expo Nov. 19-20 at WCC

An agricultural exposition, sponsored by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, the state Cooperative Extension Service, the Karl Best Agricultural Awareness Committee and Wayne Community College, will be held Nov. 19-20 at the college. The expo starts at 10 a.m....