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Monday, February 23, 2009

Rescue group opens new office on U.S. 117

Gordon Joyner can remember spending up to eight days during a hurricane working from the cramped quarters of the old N.C. Association of Rescue and EMS office on U.S. 117 North. Hopefully, that won't happen again, but if it...

It's dry but not danger zone yet

For the second week in a row, Wayne County has been back on the state drought monitor. After coming off of the drought scale completely in November, the county moved to the lowest -- and least dangerous -- category on...

Commission talks about roads, future of fire districts, housing

Meeting Friday morning for the second day of a two-day retreat at the Goldsboro Country Club, county commissioners heard about the financial impact of the county's roads, the controversy over a proposed low-rent housing project at Rosewood, fire districts...

Black History program features student portrayals

Students from the county's high schools spoke of and/or portrayed historic African-Americans Saturday afternoon during the second annual Black History Month program at Hamilton Funeral Chapel. "It is always important during Black History Month to increase the awareness of...

WORKS program offers assessments

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program is offering the public more free sessions of WorkKeys(r) testing for Career Readiness Certification, an assessment that shows prospective employers that applicants possess skills they require. Assessments include reading for information,...

Public record

Investigations The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating these reports: *Damages totaled $800 t0 the rear door and frame at the home of Ellis Earl Harrell, 76, 207 Hereford Drive, Dudley after someone broke into the home. Taken was a...

Habitat needs help to feed college volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne is looking for organizations or individuals willing to feed college students who will be coming to help build a house in Wayne County during the Weeks of March 2, 9 and 16. Habitat officials say...

Duplin schools' finance officer leaving her job

KENANSVILLE -- After helping bring the Duplin County school system through a lawsuit and a performance audit, Carolyn Olivarez has resigned her post as chief finance officer. Mrs. Olivarez said she will leave in March. She is going from having...

Duplin airport height restrictions considered

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Airport Commission and the Duplin County Planning Board will hold a public informational meeting at the Duplin Commons Agricultural Building Auditorium at 165 Agriculture Drive at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the proposed Duplin County...