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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bypass work could begin in fall

Lutabelle Lawrence, 87, remembers how, as a little girl growing up in the Rosewood community, she watched as what is now U.S. 70 was first paved as a single road. "You'd better believe I have seen a lot of...

Solid waste disposal fees going up in county soon

A $7 increase in the solid waste tipping fee at the county landfill and a $20 increase in the fee charged county residents for use of convenience centers will be recommended in Wayne County's budget proposal for fiscal 2008-09....

Spencer's battle

DURHAM — Somewhere inside the Duke Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Spencer Rollins is fighting —  his parents lost in prayer at his bedside. But the young family is not supposed to be there. Doctors were preparing the 2-year-old’s discharge...

Wayne Memorial Hospital to go completely smoke-free July 1

Come July 1, Wayne Memorial Hospital will enforce a tobacco-free policy that applies to everyone -- employees, physicians, vendors, patients and visitors. More than 75 percent of acute care hospitals in North Carolina have implemented similar policies. Wayne Memorial will...

Miss Aycock pageant Saturday

The 43rd annual Miss Charles B. Aycock High School Pageant will be held Saturday, May 29, 2008 at 7 pm at the C.B. Aycock High School gymtorium. Admission is $5 with no advanced tickets tol be sold. This year's theme...

Duplin runoff might not determine winner

KENANSVILLE -- Based on recent history, not having any opponent in the November general election does not necessarily mean that a candidate in Duplin County can count on being elected. Currently there are several Duplin County candidates for the...

Hundreds celebrate Dillard-Goldsboro homecoming

The original Dillard High School first opened its doors on West Elm Street in 1923 -- a merging of private "colored" schools into one facility. But not until the 1966 school year did Dillard's faculty become integrated, a result...

Central alumni let the good times roll

About 500 members of the Central Alumni and Friends celebrated their 36th annual Homecoming this weekend. About 155 people attended the kickoff banquet Friday night in the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Officers' Club. The guest speaker was Eldress Mildred...

Post offices named in honor of Wooten and Baddour

Wayne County Commission-er Atlas Price Jr. remembers John Henry Wooten Sr. well. He was one of his best friends, he said. The two first met in the late 1960s/early 70s, when Wooten was working with the school system. "I was...

Salesmen don't represent school system

Peddlers canvassing the Eastern Wayne school district are believed to be a national book-seller, Wayne County Public Schools' officials said Friday. Earlier, Ken Derksen, public information officer for the school system, had alerted the community to be aware of individuals...

Private school graduations held

Friday night produced 105 new high school graduates in the county, with four area schools hosting graduation ceremonies. It was a time of reflection and wistful hopes for the future. For some it also evoked many emotions. Logan Dawson, valedictorian...