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Sunday, May 18, 2008

A dream for her little boy ... a cure

Renee Bryan remembers when her son, Cooper, told her he was OK. "He said, 'Mommy, I'm not sick anymore. I can go home now,'" she said. "That just about ripped the heart out of my chest." The truth was, Cooper...

Carson memorial painted

"I love UNC. I love the quad in the spring and the arboretum in the fall. "I love the Pit on a sunny day and Graham Memorial Lounge on a rainy one. "I love Roy all the time. But what...

Commission to hear comments on U.S. 70 plans

There is going to be a northern U.S. 70 bypass around Goldsboro and now is the time for county residents to have their say about the proposed highway as well as the fate of the existing one, Wayne County Manager...

City Council to hold budget public hearing

The Goldsboro City Council will hold eight public hearings Monday, including one regarding the proposed $48.2 million 2008-09 budget. Despite an earlier recommendation by City Manager Joe Huffman to raise the property tax rate by five cents, councilmen have since...

Helping those who can't see

Lions clubs are known for their efforts to help the visually impaired through the organization's White Cane and eyeglasses programs. But Saturday afternoon at the Wayne Center, two local Lions clubs were serving up a picnic meal instead. The annual...

Tucker to lead state DSS study

At the request of county social service directors across the state, the North Carolina General Assembly has established a joint committee to study the agencies and a list of their concerns. Helping head up those efforts will be co-chairman Rep....

County youths work to revitalize old group

With agriculture facing more and more obstacles from population growth, urban development and high operating costs, local farmers aren't the only people mobilizing to make sure their voices are heard. A group of high school and college students is as...

Wayne County Senior Games winners

The Wayne County Senior Games were held last week, and the following senior citizens received medals. Gold Medalists *Jane Adams- table tennis, pottery *Polly Adams- discus, croquet, 5K race walk, vocal large group *Raymond Barnes- softball throw, shuffleboard, billiards *Sandra...

One cause. Thousands of hearts.

Michelle Marks used to be the one at Relay for Life clapping as the survivors took their traditional lap to mark the official opening of the event. She was there for her grandmothers, both of whom died of cancer. But...

Relay Idol winners let tributes be their guides

There was no acid-tongued Simon to provide commentary on their performances -- and the performers did not seek fame or fortune. Rather, the eight contestants in the Relay Idol contest were there to honor relatives, friends and neighbors who have...

Booths were rocking; many came knocking

Clowns, Mardi Gras partygoers, a gigantic chicken and even a cow walking upright on two feet greeted visitors at the 2008 Relay for Life Friday and Saturday at Wayne Community College. As in past years, the teams tried to outdo...

Luminarias, buttons ... and love

Each of the luminarias was marked with a phrase. "Every candle has a name." But in many cases Friday evening, dozens of flames burned in honor or in memory of a particular man, woman or child. Thurman Daniels was represented...

Central High School Homecoming schedule set

Central Alumni and Friends will hold its 36th annual Homecoming Friday through Sunday. Central High School Classes of 1938, '48, '58 and '68, and the Eastern Wayne High School Classes of 1978, '88, '98 and 2008 will be honored. The...