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Monday, March 9, 2009

Teacher trainee academy gives a head start

Amanda Edwards has always known exactly what she wants to be when she grows up -- a teacher, just like her aunt. The Southern Wayne High School junior even had a plan. It included going to East Carolina University for...

Longtime volunteer dies at 86

J.R. Nickens, known in the Goldsboro community for more than 20 years as the friendly face behind the desk at the Family Y, died Saturday. He was 86. Nickens was honored at a recent reception at the Y and...

Getting ready for spring

Eight-year-old Jeff Bland tries to pull a shopping cart from Stoney Creek Saturday. Jeff, his father Will, sister Lucy and others including Ben Seegars, Peter Roethling and Bob Waller were out Saturday in an effort by the Stoney Creek Park...

Commission discusses county's role in schools

Education might have been just one of many of topics bandied about by commissioners during their Thursday planning session, but it clearly emerged as the board's top priority. Not as clear is the route to be taken to address...

Puppy mill legislation introduced in Raleigh

Responding to the recent raid on Thornton Kennels and the seizure of nearly 300 dogs, state Sen. Don Davis introduced a bill Thursday regulating such so-called puppy mills. Davis, D-Greene, said he decided to introduce the legislation after seeing...

Senior center offers tax help

Wayne County Services on Aging, with help from AARP, is offering free tax assistance for seniors. An AARP tax assistant with be at the Wayne County Senior Center, 100 S. John St., on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday and continuing until...