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Thursday, January 17, 2008

County considers fee for false alarms

With sirens blaring and blue lights flashing, Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies responded 449 times in the past three months to alarm calls. The problem was that those 449 trips turned out to be false alarms. The number is of...

Fifth will answer charges in cases

A Kevin Drive man accused of multiple break-ins is among those indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury this month. Scott Alexander Cochrane, 22, Outlaw Road, Dudley, was indicted on seven counts larceny, eight counts possess stolen goods, possess stolen...

Duplin schools to make new plan

KENANSVILLE -- No formal votes were taken, but the Duplin County Board of Education seemed to agree Tuesday night on the need to at least re-evaluate its facility plans. The board's current plan, which was originally adopted in 2005 and...

New construction manager will continue Habitat's mission

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro Wayne County has hired a new construction manager. Former Michigan contractor and long-time house building volunteer Matt Howell started work last week, Habitat Vice President Jackie Gunn said. He has been involved in not only...

Accreditation leader to speak at MOC

A national leader of accreditation in the U.S. will deliver the convocation address at Mount Olive College next week. On Jan. 22, Dr. Belle Wheelan, president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, will...

Parental training offered

Training for parents of children with challenging behaviors will start next month, through a grant being obtained by Partnership for Children of Wayne County. Don Magoon, partnership director, said the pilot study will run for 14 weeks, using a nationally...

Goldsboro photographer recognized

ATLANTA -- The Shepherd Center, one of the nation's leading rehabilitation hospitals, located in Atlanta, has announced that a photographer from Goldsboro has been selected as a finalist in their nationally advertised photography contest. Dr. Rhonda Peters' entry entitled "Aspire"...

Public record

Wal-Mart fire Lee Carpenter of Wal-Mart on North Spence Avenue reported Wednesday night that at least three unknown suspects set a fire in the women's lingerie section, Goldsboro police said. An estimated $20,000 of Wal-Mart property was destroyed in the...

Jazz documentary series at library

The Wayne County Public Library is preparing to play host to a new documentary film viewing and discussion series, "Looking At: Jazz, America's Art Form," which will begin Feb. 2. The program will continue each Saturday afternoon through March 8...

Fremont approves subdivision

FREMONT -- Fremont town officials said rumors had been flying about a new mobile home park, but the town board approved a citizens' request to subdivide her grandmother's property that could only allow four homes. After a little explanation --...

Eastpointe receives $388,400 grant

Eastpointe, the local mental health agency covering Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir and Sampson counties, has received a $388,400 grant that it will be using to help support residents who are homeless, disabled or simply in need of support services. The grant,...

Duplin Agribusiness Council meeting

KENANSVILLE -- The annual membership meeting of the Duplin County Agribusiness Council will be held Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Duplin County Agriculture Service Center across from James Sprunt Community College. The guest speaker for the annual meeting...

Blackbeard lecture Saturday

Legend depicts Blackbeard the pirate as one of the most notorious and horrifying rogues to sail the seven seas. But was he truly a murderous villain, or a hero trapped in the annals of historic change? Why was he able...