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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Money, space prompt plans for schools

The proposed reorganization of four Wayne County public schools in the fall was prompted by two things, officials say -- the faltering economy and better use of existing space. The school board was briefed on the possible changes at its...

Settled: Dogs will find forever homes

The 283 dogs seized from a puppy mill are now in Wayne County's custody, and will be sent around the country to adoptive homes. But how long the animals will wait before being adopted will depend on the amount of...

Residents will oppose low-income housing

Rosewood area residents are launching a petition drive against low-income housing in the county and in particular a 36-unit development proposed for their community. "We are trying to voice our opinion and we hope the county commissioners and others...

Nickens honored for work at Family Y

For more than two decades, visitors to the Goldsboro Family Y were greeted by the smiling face of J.R. Nickens. Nickens, 86, was the face of the Y, said many of the 80 or so friends who gathered at the...

Duplin schools consider dumping lawsuit

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin Board of Education will ask for the county's permission today to start site preparation for a new school at Duplin Commons on the southern outskirts of Kenansville. Schools Superintendent Wiley Doby told the board members during...

Goldsboro Parks & Rec upcoming events

Here's what's coming up in the Parks and Recreation Department this month: *The Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Herman Park Center. Fathers can spend a special night out with their daughters...

These students will compete in Southeast Regional Science Fair

Wayne County Public Schools recently held its annual districtwide science fair, with 12 award recipients now qualified to travel to the regional competition in Wilmington on Saturday. Approximately 50 projects were displayed from three divisions -- K-2, grades 3-5,...

WCPS recognized for public outreach work

Wayne County Public Schools has been recognized for its public relations efforts, receiving awards for its 2008 annual report and the district Web site. During the annual N.C. School Public Relations Association's Blue Ribbon awards ceremony for effective communications,...

Public record

Student had marijuana A 15-year-old student at Charles B. Aycock was found with three small bags of marijuana in his possession on Friday, the Wayne County Sheriff's office reported. The Sheriff's Office reported on Tuesday that the 15-year-old was...

Man charged for tossing stolen puppy out window

A 19-year-old accused of stealing nine pit bull puppies threw one of the puppies out of his apartment window as investigators closed in, Goldsboro police said. Jermel Shy'Kymn Jamison, 19, of Courtyard Circle was charged with animal cruelty, possession...

Goldsboro named Tree City for 11th year

For the 11th year, Goldsboro has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. The recognition is given to honor the city's commitment to community forestry. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the...

Goldsboro to start flushing pipes Sunday

The city of Goldsboro Public Works Department will begin its annual uni-directional water line flushing program on Sunday. Crews will be flushing lines from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. daily except Fridays and Saturdays. The flushing program is expected to...

Museum exhibit shows county's path to equality

Wayne County Museum patrons have only a few more weeks to see the exhibit called "Black History: From Slavery to the Presidency." The exhibit, compiled by the museum staff, Linda Wilkins-Daniels and the Rev. James E. Williams, opened on...

VIDEO: Woman settles in 'puppy mill' case

Watch video as settlement is reached in the "puppy mill" civil injunction against Thornton Kennels owner Virginia Thornton. Thornton agreed to turn over her 283 dogs, some kept in cages for years, to county authorities. The U.S. Humane Society's state...