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Sunday, January 20, 2008

No Jackpot Winner

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Saturday night matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 20-23-25-27-28 Powerball: 2 (twenty, twenty-three, twenty-five, twenty-seven, twenty-eight; Powerball two) Power Play: 5 Players matching all...

Annexation

The final chapter in a battle over annexation of property along Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads by the city of Goldsboro was likely written by an appeals court judge, who ruled that a decision in the city's favor should...

Snow problem?

Parts of Wayne County were receiving a dusting of snow late Saturday and forecasters were calling for enough of the white stuff to hit the ground after midnight to leave a white landscape upon sunrise today. The National Weather Service...

Juvenile charged in fire at Wal-Mart

Goldsboro police say a 14-year-old who set fire to a Wal-Mart lingerie rack as a diversion to steal is in custody. The North Spence Avenue retailer also reported far more damage than originally thought -- a total of $300,000 in...

Teens get caught in pawn shop after theft

Three Mount Olive and Grantham teenagers accused of a break-in made things easy on a Wayne County Sheriff's Office detective, authorities say. How? By trying to sell off their ill-gotten goods at a local business while Detective Rick Farfour stood...

County fair brings home state convention honors

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Manager Milton Ingram came home from the North Carolina and South Carolina Convention of Agricultural Fairs in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with his arms full of awards. The most prestigious honor the Wayne County event received was...

Bud Gray announces he's running for re-election

Roland "Bud" Gray, this year's chairman of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, announced Friday that he has decided to run for a second term in office. His reasoning, he explained, is simple. He wants to see some of the...

Public record

Fire department broken into DUDLEY -- Fire Chief Chester Foss of the Dudley Volunteer Fire Department reported that the fire station was broken into on Thursday night and $2,500 in cash was stolen. A book of 500 checks was also...

Wayne County Public Library announces Black History Month writing competition

The Wayne County Public Library will host its first Black History Month Creative Writing Contest for fourth- through sixth-graders and for seventh- through tenth-graders. Participants can express themselves in any creatively written form, whether it be poetry, essay, prose, rap/rhyme...

Volunteer Center

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

United Church Ministries honors volunteers for 2007 efforts

The annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet was held recently at Salem United Methodist Church, hosted by the Men of Salem and the Salem United Methodist Women. Entertaiment was provided by singers Jesse and Pat Kissinger. During a brief business session, Terry...

Scouts race for Derby glory

Ten-year-old Cash Benton took out all of his homemade Pinewood Derby cars for another look Friday night while he got ready for the big race Saturday. The Cub Scout has built a car each year for the past four years,...

WCC honors list announced

Wayne Community College has honored 244 students for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2007 semester, announcing its president's and dean's lists. To make the president's list, students must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours and earn a...

MOC plans "Winter Glitz" February 16

MOUNT OLIVE -- An evening of entertainment and dining is being planned by the Mount Olive College Alumni Association as a fundraiser for student scholarships. Planned for Saturday evening, Feb. 16, "Winter Glitz -- An Evening in Central Park" will...

MOC graduates fron Wayne County

MOUNT OLIVE -- The 54th graduation ceremony at Mount Olive College produced 374 graduating seniors. Of those, 121 were from the Mount Olive campus, 34 were from the Goldsboro location, 61 were from the New Bern location, 70 were from...

Leadership class learns about local education

Members of the 2007-08 Leadership Wayne County (LWC) class spent a day in December learning about education in Wayne County by hearing from local education leaders and visiting the public schools, Wayne Community College, Mount Olive College, and the Wayne...

Humane Society to hold telethon on Saturday 26

Just a little more than a third of the way to its fundraising goal, the Wayne County Humane Society is hoping that for most people, Saturday night will be a quiet one because its members have already made plans. Eager...

City reports handicapped parking violations fixed

Nearly 900 handicapped parking violations at area businesses have been corrected, officials said this week. The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities found many of the violations while doing its survery of handicapped parking in the city in early 2007,...

Duplin County Tourism Authority strategic plan

Hoping to give a direction to the interest and energy created after the Duplin County Tourism Development Authority was formed late last summer, the agency released its new three-year strategic plan this week. Topping its list of goals is the...

DGDC Board of Directors discusses plans for 2008

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Board of Directors met Wednesday to discuss projects and events the organization is planning in 2008. Construction on the three Self-Help homes on South John Street began Jan. 4. Now, if residents drive by, they...

Waste Industries holiday schedule

Waste Industries will be operating on a one-day delay schedule Monday through Thursday for the Town of Mount Olive. The subscription residential or county customers serviced by Waste Industries will observe the same schedule....

City sets holiday sanitation schedule

The City of Goldsboro will observe Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday, Jan. 21. All sanitation services scheduled for Monday will be serviced on Wednesday....