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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Two die in Thursday accident in county

Two Wayne County men died Thursday when their car ran off the edge of Outlaw Road and wrapped around a tree, a state Highway Patrol official said Saturday. Sgt. K.W. Cooke said that at about 6:24 p.m., they received...

County surviving economic downturn

County Manager Lee Smith said Wednesday he has "put the skids" on some county spending. Smith said while he remains confident that the county's sound fiscal responsibility over the past several years and its ability to grow its savings...

Thousands line up to cast votes early

If one-stop voting is any indication, Wayne County appears well on its way to a record-breaking voter turnout. One-stop voting began Oct. 16 and as of close of voting Friday, 14,938 people had cast ballots, putting the county on...

Justice for Craig

Craig Doubt digs a hand into a mound of dirt nestled deep inside a cemetery off Central Heights Road -- carefully, so not to disturb the flowers and stuffed animals still covering his 18-year-old son's final resting place. "This is...

Making chili to help kitchen feed Wayne County's hungry

Some were dressed as witches, others as doctors, one was a cheerleader, and one man even wore pants that looked as if they were being licked by flames. But they all worked with one purpose during a rainy Saturday...

Non-profit day care takes a different approach

A new non-profit preschool has opened in Goldsboro that offers a 6-to-1 student-teacher ratio for its young charges, but registrations are coming in slowly. Wayne Child Development Center, owned by Skill Creations, at 1109 Royall Ave. mixes typically developing children...

'Thriller' lives

As the clock struck 2 Saturday afternoon, 91 students at Greenwood Middle School fell to the gymnasium floor and stage area. They lay motionless until strains of the Michael Jackson song "Thriller" filled the air and a few wisps...

Goldsboro Fall Festival

Learning about gardening

Mt. Olive Pickle will be on TV ... again

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mt. Olive Pickle Co. will make its second appearance on a Food Network show Monday. The show, "How'd That Get on My Plate?" will feature the production of Mt. Olive's jalapeno slices. Air time is 8:30 p.m....

Wayne County to honor industries

Industry tours and the naming of the county's top industry of the year will be the highlights of this year's "Wayne County Industry Celebration Week" is scheduled for Monday through Thursday. The Wayne County Development Alliance Inc. hosts the...

IMPulse says changes will help company weather economic downturn

MOUNT OLIVE -- Downsizing led IMPulse, NC Inc. officials to actively market the company's 134,000-sq.-ft. plant with an eye towards a smaller facility. Meanwhile, a change in its business focus, combined with the downsizing, is expected not only to...

Professor honored for community work

Dr. Lessie Bass of Eureka, associate professor of social work and director of the Lucille Gorham Intergener-ational Center at East Carolina University, has received the Award of Excellence in Public Service from the UNC Board of Governors. Announced during the...

Engineering school gets picked to split $515,000 grant

Wayne School of Engineering has been named one of 10 "innovative high schools" across the state that will split a half-million dollar grant to boost their academic programs and to prepare students for college and careers. The $515,000 grant from...

Duplin Hall of Fame banquet tickets on sale, information online

KENANSVILLE -- Information about the 13th annual Duplin County Hall of Fame Awards Banquet is now online at the Duplin County Web site at www.duplincountync.com. The banquet will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jester's...

Duplin eyes fairness of valuations of property

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners want to hear from the county's real estate agents and appraisers before adopting a schedule of values that will determine how property in the county is valued for tax purposes. Lacking from Monday's meeting...