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Friday, March 6, 2009

County not sure funding available

Wayne County does not yet have the anticipated $5 million in lottery funds in hand that are needed to kick start a $23 million school facilities plan. County Manager Lee Smith and school officials appear optimistic that the county...

Roosevelt impersonator to perform at Scout kickoff benefit

An entertainer who portrays President Theodore Roosevelt will appear at the kickoff event for the Friends of Scouting Campaign this month. Joe Wiegand will arrive in character as the Roughrider president at 6 p.m. for social hour in the...

Deputy cleared in Kenly shooting

The Johnston County District Attorney says a deputy was justified in the shooting death of Reginald Lee Witcher during a confrontation with lawmen. Sgt. Joel Keith Garner shot and killed Reginald Lee Witcher at his home near Kenly after police...

Southern Wayne graduate takes trip to South Africa

If you think the economy's bad here, you ought to visit South Africa, says Jerome Frederick Jr. of Dudley. The 2004 graduate of Southern Wayne High School spent six weeks there as part of his course of study at Morehouse...

Honoring their elders

Joshua McCoy, a senior at Goldsboro High School, helps Mattie Oates with her trivia worksheet at Goldsboro's Senior Americans Appreciation Day Thursday morning in the school's media center. The annual tradition drew around 100 former students and educators, family members...

Child predator workshop offered

The Mental Health Association of Wayne County is sponsoring a workshop to teach parents, teachers, law enforcement, doctors and others who work with children on the dangers of child predators on the Internet. On Wednesday, March 18, Starr Barbaro...