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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Volunteer Wayne loses state funding

State budget cuts will force Volunteer Wayne, a program that connects thousands of volunteers with nonprofit and charitable organizations in Wayne County, to close its doors Dec. 31. Wayne Community College cannot afford to continue sponsoring the program due to...

Stoney Creek Park Alliance chooses park design

The Stoney Creek Park Alliance selected a final site plan for Stoney Creek Park Thursday, voting unanimously on a draft that includes a dog park, a disc golf course and a children's area. But before the plan can be finalized,...

Kitchen Table Conversation postponed

The second Kitchen Table Conversation, sche-duled for Monday evening as part of the Wayne County Public Schools' forum for parents and community members to discuss topics pertaining to local public education, has been postponed. The event will now take place...

Citizens can get first look at work on Union Station

Wayne County and Golds-boro residents will soon be able to get a sneak peek at the progress of the Union Station renovations. Work on stabilizing the historic building expected to be finished in December. And to celebrate all that has...

District and county staffs will meet on facilities plan

Wayne County school board and county staffs could meet Monday or Tuesday to work on tightening the timeline for the school system's $22 million facilities plan. County Manager Lee Smith, county finance officer Pam Holt, county attorney Borden Parker...

GHS alum pushes students to follow dreams

By PHYLLIS MOORE News-Argus Staff Writer A former Goldsboro High School student who briefly played for the L.A. Lakers and now makes his living as a Hollywood actor returned to his alma mater Thursday to encourage students to get...

Evergreen speaks to 3 Duplin principals

KENANSVILLE -- After vigorous resistance from school officials, consultants hired by the Duplin County commissioners to assess the financial state of the county's schools started interviewing the district's principals Wednesday. County officials contracted with Evergreen Solutions, which is based...

Chamber seeks names for Cornerstone Award

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is now taking nominations for the Wayne County Cornerstone Award. Every year, the award recognizes an individual who has truly been a "cornerstone" for this county. Created in 1996, past recipients of the...

Group hosts tree to help needy SJAFB children

Their Christmas wishes are simple -- some winter clothing, maybe a doll, book or action figure. But some Air Force children won't find those items under the tree this year. At least, not without a little help. So 4th Fighter...

AF chief: F-15 here for a while

WASHINGTON -- Gen. Norton Schwartz knows the F-15E is aging. But the Air Force chief of staff insists that despite a stressful workload, the Strike Eagle likely still has at least a decade of service left in it. The future...

volunteer column

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Barbara Stiles at (919) 735-5151, ext. 702 or at...

MOC welcomes alumni

More than 75 alumni and family attended the Mount Olive College's Alumni Awards and Reunion Recog-nition Saturday, the second day of the college's homecoming weekend. Seven alumni and honorary alumni received awards, but none of them expected the honors. As...

Builders, homeowners can now locate inspections results from county online

For the past few weeks Wayne County inspectors have been using laptop computers to travel the information highway -- virtual travel that county officials hope will supplant the more traditional and costly road miles. And county officials hope the...