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Monday, December 1, 2008

For their children: Shriners share holiday spirit

The annual Shriners and Shrinettes Christmas party Sunday night at the Wayne County Shrine Club gave the hard-working members a chance to meet the children they help, and to spread some holiday cheer. Eight children, all patients at the Greenville,...

Recycling revenue curbed by downturn

One man's junk might be another man's treasure, but in today's sour economic market the junk, at least the recyclable kind, isn't as valuable as it once was. People continue to recycle, but the premium prices the materials once...

Boys and Girls Club board will serve pancakes this Saturday

Buying a stack of pancakes this weekend could help give a Wayne County child a place to go after school. The Boys and Girls Club will have its annual Pancake Day Saturday at the club, which is located at 1401...

ML Teacher nominated for Presidential Award

Tracy Thomas, a second-grade teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary School, has been named one of three state finalists in the 2008 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program. A teacher for more than 14 years, Ms. Thomas...

Two new commissioners take their oaths

Dr. Sandra McCullen of the Sleepy Creek community near Dudley and Steve Keen of Rosewood took the oath of office this morning as the newest members of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. In both cases, the new commissioners...

Junior Leadership Wayne County teaches young community members valuable skills

For 11 years, Junior Leadership Wayne County has provided a chance for high school juniors to learn more about their hometown area and participate in volunteer service opportunities. The program is open to students in private, public and home schools...

Goldsboro teen competing in 2008 Miss Jr. Teen Raleigh pageant

Sterling Kathleen Simmons of Goldsboro will be competing in the Nationals Inc. 2008 Miss Jr. Teen Raleigh pageant this year on Sunday, Dec. 14. She will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of four divisions that...

Fremont aldermen want to give new life to old trash cans

FREMONT -- As Fremont town officials work to cut costs wherever possible, residents will likely be getting their old trash cans back for use as recycling bins. The cans, used for the last 17 years, were retired earlier this...

Population key factor in getting restaurant

While the economy might be keeping some businesses from expanding around the country in general and in Wayne County in particular, what is keeping restaurants away is one factor, local development officials say -- who lives here. Many of...

Walnut Creek to hold final town hall meeting to hear residents' concerns

The Walnut Creek Village Council will hold its third and final town hall meeting Tuesday night. The meeting, an open forum between residents and council members, will be held at the Walnut Creek Country Club at 7 p.m. The...