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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's new commander

Photo courtesy of the United States Air Force Col. Thomas Bergeson, front middle, is expected to take command of the 4th Fighter Wing by mid-Septmeber. Currently stationed in Baghdad, the colonel works directly under Gen. David Petraeus as chief...

Bergeson to lead 4th Fighter Wing

As Gen. David Petraeus fielded questions from presidential candidates at a high-profile Senate hearing Tuesday in Washington, one of the men under his command spoke from Baghdad about the assignment that awaits him when he returns from Iraq. Col. Thomas...

Leaders to meet to talk about schools

A group of business leaders united to improve the education system in Wayne County anticipate meeting by the end of the month to form four committees addressing the most pressing school needs. Jimmie Edmundson, senior vice president and city executive...

Police seek robbery suspect

Area authorities say one man is responsible for a string of robberies involving threats, cash, cigarettes and a sawed-off shotgun. An armed robber who victimized four other Wayne County businesses crossed Goldsboro's city line Monday night, pointing a sawed-off shotgun...

Wayne County voter registration closes this week for May 6 primary vote

Voter registration for the May 6 primary ends Friday, but that doesn't necessarily mean residents won't be able to cast their ballots if they don't sign up by then, as same-day one-stop voting and registration will once again be available....

Northern Wayne Task Force gathers to plan future

Holding its inaugural meeting Tuesday, the Northern Wayne Task Force agreed that despite a past during which the region has felt largely ignored, now is the time to take responsibility for the area's economic future. "I like the idea of...

Public record

Target surveillance leads to arrests Employees with Target's loss prevention department saw two white males break into an employee's vehicle in the parking lot, Goldsboro police said. Police detained and charged Jeffrey Dale Holzhauer, 23, Goldsboro and Josh Sharif, 18,...

Annual Shrine Club Fish Fry to be held Friday

The Wayne County Shrine Club's annual Fish Fry will be held Friday, with food served at Herman Park and at Roberts Machine Shop in Mount Olive. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and again from...

Relay for Life fundraising concert scheduled

On April 18, Relay for Life team Marga-Relay-Ville and KIX Country 97.7 will present a musical performance at the Paramount Theatre to raise money for the May Relay for Life event and the American Cancer Society. Calling it "Along the...

Habitat hires new family services and volunteer coordinator

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne has hired Adrienne Parker as its new family services and volunteer coordinator. Ms. Parker is a life-long resident of Wayne County. She holds a degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington...

Public reading of local authors April 15 in Rose Hill

ROSE HILL -- Local writers are invited to participate in the Duplin County Friends of the Library's Fifth annual rublic reading on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Rose Hill Library. The public reading allows local writers in...

Blackbeard artifacts on display

GREENVILLE -- Conservators who are working on artifacts taken from what is believed to be the flagship of the pirate Blackbeard will pull back the curtains on their work Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at East...

Small Business of the Year nominations now being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for three small business awards that will be given by the Small Business Center at Wayne Community College during the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event on June 19 at the golf...