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Friday, October 17, 2008

1,879 hit one-stop voting's first day

Nearly 2,000 Wayne County voters cast ballots Thursday on the first day of one-stop early voting, and more than 1,000 of them voted at the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street, county Elections Board Director Vickie Reed said....

Seymour Johnson to get $12 million for new facility

When President Bush signed the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday evening, he authorized $612.5 billion in budget authority for defense programs in 2009. More than $12 million of that is coming to Goldsboro. The legislation ensures funding that...

Renowned educator speaks to parents, teachers

Want to help children learn and dream? Demand more, be a role model and don't accept the word "can't," educator Marva Collins told a group of parents, teachers and others Thursday at Wayne County Public Schools' districtwide Title 1 conference....

Mayor's Committee announces disabled employee honoree

Oswald Adams sat at a seat in the banquet room at Lane Tree Country Club, thinking that he was there to support his fellow disabled workers in Wayne County Thursday. When he got up to get in line for lunch,...

Chamber Spelling Bee

For two-and-a-half hours, cash changed hands, checks were scribbled and frantic phone calls were made as the cost of words climbed from $25 to $475 each at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's 2008 Corporate Spelling Bee. But finally,...

Pet food drive Saturday

The Wayne County Humane Society has begun a campaign to collect and distribute cat and dog food to those pet owners hit hard by the financial crisis. Loss of jobs, the high cost of gas and other economic worries...

Free airplane rides for youth Saturday

The Young Eagles, an organization dedicated to introducing young people to flying, will offer free airplane rides for children ages 8-17 on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Goldsboro-Wayne Airport. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3...

Fire departments receive state grants

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Jim Long announced that the Patetown Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $2,535.00 grant through the Volunteer Fire Department Fund. The money will be used to buy needed equipment. At the same...