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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bland leaves Scouts $1 million

The Tuscarora Boy Scout Council has received a $1 million gift from the estate of the late Dr. Ralph Bland. Council President Bill Bryan made the announcement during the annual Tuscarora Council Awards Ceremony held Thursday night at Wayne Community...

Maxwell honored by BSA

Thomas Yarboro kept his secret well. His grandfather, Louis Maxwell, thought he was helping the 17-year-old celebrate his special moment of recognition as part of the 2007 Class of Eagle Scouts Thursday night during the 85th Annual Tuscarora Council Awards...

Paying the school bills

EDITOR'SNOTE: This is the first in a five-part series on the school facilities issue -- the next steps, the costs and who is going to pay the bills. Coming this week: School officials react to the plan. Late last year,...

City man convicted of murder

A man charged in the 2006 murder of a Mount Olive man was arrested in New Jersey and was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in Goldsboro, authorities said. Basher Elijah Baker was convicted of possessing a firearm as a convicted...

Put a record on ... one last time

The albums inside The Record Rack are more than just inventory to owner Stan Hartley. They are memories of a lifetime in music -- and reminders of friends made along the way. So, this Saturday, when he closed the store...

Child care programs get high marks in Wayne County

The quality of child care in Wayne County is improving, with more families having access to, and taking advantage of, programs offered through such agencies as Smart Start. The announcement comes from the North Carolina Partnership for Children Inc., which...

County leaders want educators to take the lead on tax hike option

The Duplin County Board of Commissioners made the choice clear last week for the county Board of Education and the James Sprunt Community College Board of Directors -- either meet to discuss ways to sell residents on the upcoming quarter-cent...

Hospitalist program started at WMH

Goldsboro Pediatrics has added a hospitalist program to provide care for patients while in the hospital. Dr. Dave Tayloe, founder of the pediatric group that also has satellite offices in Mount Olive, LaGrange and Princeton, said the move was prompted...

Financial aid workshop at Wayne Community College

Free assistance for students desiring financial aid at Wayne Community College will be available through a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Spruce Building from 9 a.m. until noon. Students planning to attend college in the 2008-08 academic year...

Council to weigh architect contract

Pearce, Brinkley, Cease & Lee of Raleigh might soon sign a contract with the city of Goldsboro for nearly a million dollars, if city council members approve the expenditure at their meeting Monday. The council is expected to approve authorization...