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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Specialty schools in search of students

The public schools' two newest non-traditional high schools are currently recruiting for the fall semester. Wayne Early/Middle College High School and Wayne School of Engineering are accepting applications for incoming freshmen. The registration period ends on Feb. 27 for WEMCH...

Mount Olive names Rec director

MOUNT OLIVE-- Before moving to Mount Olive to attend college Chris Bitzenhofer had never heard of a pig picking. But since coming to eastern North Carolina, he said, he has fallen in love with the town and this part...

$700,000 in jail work necessary, Smith says

Overcrowding at the Wayne County Jail isn't a new story, nor is the $53 million solution that the county had hoped could wait at least another five years. Now, however, it appears that the jail issue is rushing toward...

Interfaith bread-breaking at annual breakfast meeting

About 50 people braved the cold this morning for bacon, eggs and blessings at Herman Park Center. The Goldsboro Community Affairs Commission and Wayne County-sponsored second annual Interfaith Breakfast focused on the same basic principle it did last year --...

Parents blast Duplin school mergers

KENANSVILLE -- A group of angry North Duplin High parents threatened to sue the Duplin County Board of Education if it decides to consolidate schools in the northern part of the county. The parents spoke during the public comment...

Public record

Armed robbery Ricky Oden of West Oak Street reported a black male he does not know pointed a gun at him and demanded his property near a convenience store in the 600 block of West Ash Street, Goldsboro police said....

Miss Goldsboro pageant set for 7 p.m. Saturday

The annual Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at The Paramount Theatre on Center Street. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $12, or at the door for $15. To obtain tickets, call Jay Sauls...

City wins four more Main Street awards

For the second year in a row, Goldsboro received four awards from the North Carolina Main Street Conference. "This year, we beat Salisbury," Mayor Al King said. Salisbury is known for winning the most awards at the Main Street...

Arrington VFD receives $5,000 grant from state

The Arrington Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,507.58 grant through the Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina. During the presentation, the Department of Insurance inspected the equipment purchased with the grant money, which...