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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hood starts Elvis museum

Ryan Hood has been a longtime Elvis Presley fan, creating his own museum in a converted storage building behind his Goldsboro home. Among the memorabilia he has on display are souvenirs from trips to Graceland, Elvis' home in Memphis, Tennessee,...

Public hearing set for Thursday

Wayne County residents will get a chance Thursday to tell the board of trustees of the old Community Building what should be done with land the board owns on the corner of William and Walnut streets. The public meeting will...

Seventh annual Speakers Forum to feature former U.S. Rep. William Hudnut III

The Seventh Annual Speakers Forum will be held at noon on Thursday at the Paramount Theatre and will feature guest speaker William H. Hudnut III of the Urban Land Institute. Hudnut is a former U.S. representative and former mayor of...

Wayne Community College reflects on successful '08

The economy may rise and fall, but at Wayne Community College officials count on partnerships built over the years to keep it steady. And while 2008 was a good year, every struggle came down to the money ---- particularly financial...

An artfully delicious idea

As an art teacher, Beth Hill enjoys having the freedom to do fun projects with her classes. One of those became a reality recently for her Art II students at Eastern Wayne High School, allowing them the chance to demonstrate...

Mount Olive makes stimulus plans

MOUNT OLIVE -- A new fire station and water projects totaling $3 million top the town's wish list when it comes to snagging a share of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed $700 billion economic stimulus package. And commissioners want to be...

She banged drum for N.C.'s new governor

When the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps performed Saturday at Gov. Bev Perdue's inauguration, North Carolina's first female governor probably didn't know one of the drummers was a kindred pioneering spirit. Even though most people typically think of percussionists...

Officials mull over options for taxes

Wayne County Commission Chairman Bud Gray says he thinks the county would "probably go for" an increase in the local sales tax should the county need more revenue. "If we had to have more revenues, that would be the way...

Mental health professionals wait for word on next steps

Among the challenges facing new Gov. Bev Perdue is dealing with concerns about the state's mental health system -- and local health officials are anxious to see what new leadership will mean to providers and patients. To help her tackle...

Economy will slow 2009 city spending

Goldsboro Mayor Al King says 2009 will be a slow year -- mostly because of stress on the city's resources that could stall or stop several major city projects -- quite a change from the fast pace of 2008. "2008...

Tryon Palace corps

When the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps performed Saturday at Gov. Bev Perdue's inauguration, North Carolina's first female governor probably didn't know one of the drummers was a kindred pioneering spirit. Even though most people typically think of percussionists...

SUN- EOYear Mayor

Goldsboro Mayor Al King says 2009 will be a slow year -- mostly because of stress on the city's resources that could stall or stop several major city projects -- quite a change from the fast pace of 2008. "2008...

sales tax

Wayne County Commission Chairman Bud Gray says he thinks the county would "probably go for" an increase in the local sales tax should the county need more revenue. "If we had to have more revenues, that would be the...

public record

Theft An estimated $1,425 worth of items were reportedly stolen from the Wayne County Animal Shelter on Clingman Street sometime between Dec. 1 and Jan. 5, according to a report filed by Wayne Benton with Goldsboro police. Access was gained...

ken jones reaction to dhhs secretary pick

Among the challenges facing new Gov. Bev Perdue is dealing with concerns about the state's mental health system -- and local health officials are anxious to see what new leadership will mean to providers and patients. To help her...

Jaycee, Chamber banquet

The annual Chamber meeting/Jaycee Distinguished Ser-vice Award Banquet will be Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at Mount Olive College, hosted by the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mount Olive Jaycees. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased...

federal emergency food and shelter program applications

Wayne County has been awarded $72,880 in Federal funds under an Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) administered by the Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency (FEMA). Last year's award was $57,624, which assisted local charities in providing more than 15,000 meals...

Court Records Sunday Jan. 11

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: * Anthony Lee Rayburn, 40, Kent Lane, Pikeville, possession of stolen goods and property, four months suspended, 12 months supervised probation, $241.50 cost, $250 fine, $668...

Births Sun Jan 11

Broome Michael and Mandy Broome and Brandon and Zachary announce the birth of a daughter and sister, Paylan Nicole, Jan. 3. Charles and Ann Potter are maternal grandparents. Paternal grandparents are Sue Daniels and the late Lynn Ronald Broome. Cashwell...

7A WCC --end of year

The economy may rise and fall, but at Wayne Community College officials count on partnerships built over the years to keep it steady. And while 2008 was a good year, every struggle came down to the money -- particularly financial...

7A SUN-Speakers Forum preview

The Seventh Annual Speakers Forum will be held at noon on Thursday at the Paramount Theatre and will feature guest speaker William H. Hudnut III of the Urban Land Institute. Hudnut is a former U.S. representative and former mayor...

7A SUN- Public meeting preview

Wayne County residents will get a chance Thursday to tell the board of trustees of the old Community Building what should be done with land the board owns on the corner of William and Walnut streets. The public meeting...

7A mo stimulus

MOUNT OLIVE -- A new fire station and water projects totaling $3 million top the town's wish list when it comes to snagging a share of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed $700 billion economic stimulus package. And commissioners want to...

7A EW mural

As an art teacher, Beth Hill enjoys having the freedom to do fun projects with her classes. One of those became a reality recently for her Art II students at Eastern Wayne High School, allowing them the chance to demonstrate...