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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mount Olive police investigating second murder

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police were called to a busy North Breazeale Avenue shopping area Friday morning after a Latino male was shot and left beside the road. It was the town's second fatal shooting in three days. Chief of...

Joy in a child's eyes

"Are you going to be Santa Claus?" 6-year-old Jamaica asked one of the bearded volunteers Saturday at the 2008 Empty Stocking Fund party. When she was reassured that the real Santa was inside waiting to see her, she decided to...

Kelly: 4th to deploy more in new year

Two weeks ago, Col. Mark Kelly was saying goodbye to 32 members of the 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces detail. "There wasn't a big parade," he said. "There weren't ice sculptures or flower girls." They were headed to war --...

St. Clair leaving Cherry Hospital

Dr. Jack St. Clair, director of Cherry Hospital, will end his tenure at the state-run psychiatric facility Dec. 31. Announced Friday by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, St. Clair's departure is the latest development since the...

Monument to Whitehall battle is dedicated in Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A granite monument honoring the Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Whitehall in 1862 was dedicated Saturday on a piece of land less than a mile from the site of the original Civil War clash. Members...

Waynesborough trails dedicated in Kemp's honor

About 60 of the late Bill Kemp's friends and family members attended a ceremony Saturday to dedicate the hiking and nature trails he championed at the Waynesborough Village in his honor. The Old Waynesborough Commission held the ceremony during the...

Facilities plan gets review Tuesday

County Manager Lee Smith will update commissioners on the economy and on the Wayne County school system's $22 million facilities plan Tuesday. Commissioners also will be asked to approve a water agreement with the Eastern Wayne Sanitary District to provide...

Stars urge students: Stay away from drugs

Two renowned rap artists visited Goldsboro High School on Saturday to help convince young people that violence and drugs can destroy them. Cheryl "Salt" James Wray of the duo Salt-N-Pepa, and Christopher "Play" Martin of Kid-N-Play, spoke to a...

Former Wayne commissioners honored for transportation work

Former Wayne County commissioners Atlas Price Jr. of Seven Springs and Efton Sager of Goldsboro were honored recently during the 2008 Eastern Carolina Council awards banquet in New Bern. Price received the Transportation Leadership Award and Sager was recognized...

Mt. Olive Pickle will drop pickle to welcome 2009

MOUNT OLIVE -- Want to ring in the New Year, but don't relish the idea of hanging out until midnight? If so, Mt. Olive Pickle Co. might have a solution. The company will hold its 10th annual New Year's...

Donations still sought for coat drive

Operation Transition, the non-profit group that provides assistance to women who are victims of domestic violence, homeless or making the transition from prison back into society, is still looking for winter apparel for its first coat drive in Wayne...

290 MOC students turn tassels at commencement ceremony

MOUNT OLIVE -- "That's my mommy," shouted one excited young spectator Saturday afternoon as graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during Mount Olive College's 55th commencement exercises. The family ties weren't just in the audience. They...

Gateway sets holiday schedule

The Goldsboro/Wayne Transportation Authority will close at 2 p.m. Dec. 24, with van service ending at 1 p.m. The office staff will not be available to process reservations between Dec. 24 and 26. On Dec. 24, the bus service will...

Food Initiative receives grants totaling $24,000

The Wayne Food Initiative has received two grants in the past month totaling $24,000. Wayne Food Initiative is a new group formed about a year ago to build a local sustainable food system. Sustainable development has been described as an...

Local fire departments receive grants from state

A number of Wayne County volunteer fire departments have received grants to help buy new equipment from the state Department of Insurance. The grants were announced recently by state Insurance Commissioner Jim Long. The Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department received...

Filmmaker recognized

A Goldsboro native has won an Award of Merit from the Indie Film Fest. Kara B. Still of Wilmington was honored for her film "Altared." She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned...