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Friday, December 21, 2007

Medication program loses grant funding

A program begun four years ago to provide free medication to patients in need will shut its doors Dec. 31, after state officials announced this week funding was denied. Pharmacist Tommy Gibson has directed the WAGES Medication Management Program since...

Man's body found near Goldsboro home

Landscapers found the body of a missing man behind a woman's home on Forest Hill Drive Thursday, police and witnesses say. Masonic Deonte Harvey, 25, of Wilmington Avenue, reportedly ran from police after injuring himself with a "stick-type object" on...

Few big crowds yet

Last-minute shoppers perused the shelves of retail merchants in Goldsboro today, looking for those final Christmas gifts. But there was little of the frenzied shopping locally that has marked the past few weeks. Angela Faison of Goldsboro was at Target,...

Calendar girls dare to bare for animals

The unseasonable 70-degree weather made it hard to think of Christmas earlier this month, but for the two ladies stripping off their clothes at the Stepping Stone Therapeutic Riding Center several Saturdays ago, the warm temperatures were a welcome surprise....

New Board of Elections director hired

Wayne County's Board of Elections office has a new leader. Hired earlier this week by the board, Vickie Reed of Carrollton, Ohio, will start on Jan. 2. It is, said board Chairman Gene Riddle, the end of what has been...

Mount Olive College receives $280,000 grant

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College has received a $280,000 grant that will be used for a new fitness program targeting at-risk families from Wayne, Duplin and Sampson counties. The money, awarded from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, will...

Public record

Thefts reported *Carlina Cobb of Kay Jewelers on North Berkeley Boulevard reported Wednesday that a three-stone 1-1/2 carat gold ring worth $4,000 was found to be missing during an inventory, police said. *Kenneth Abel Jr. of Southern Drive, Dudley reported...

Johnston County animal control program

Ernie Wilkinson, director of the Johnston County Animal Services, will present a program on "Animal Ordinances, Dealing with Nuisance Animals and Animal Control Assistance" at the Jan. 3 Agribusiness Breakfast at the Parkside Cafe at 2176 Highway 70-A in Pine...

Early evening fire destroys home

A Thursday evening fire in the Piney Grove community left a family's home completely destroyed, the fire chief in that community says. Elroy Fire Chief Steve Mozingo said a 4:30 p.m. fire at 406 St. John's Church Road caused $300,000...