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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Zoning idea gets first look by board

An area west of Goldsboro along U.S. 70 to the Johnston County line and the area surrounding what will be the U.S. 70 Bypass interchange at Wayne Memorial Drive Tuesday night were floated as potential locations for the county's...

Legislators: Show us how not to cut without tax hike

Legislators representing Wayne County had mixed reactions to Gov. Beverly Perdue's State of the State address Monday night, but most agreed that it set the tone for what they expect to be a much smaller budget than the last...

Renovated library now open again in Fremont

FREMONT -- Seven months after closing for renovations, the library in Fremont is open again -- thanks to its community supporters. During a grand reopening ceremony held Monday, Friends of the Fremont Library Committee and about 30 other residents toured...

Wayne Country Day honored for literary magazine

Seung Pyo Son, Ryan to his friends at Wayne Country Day School, has an avid interest in graphic design but admits he had no formal training. So he was surprised when his editorial efforts of the school's literary magazine...

Six students to compete Saturday for title of Miss Southern Wayne

On Saturday, March 14, six young ladies will compete for in the Miss Southern Wayne Pageant. The pageant will begin at 7 p.m. at the Dillard Middle School Auditorium. The theme of this year's pageant is "Southern Wayne Flight...

Help for Medicare beneficiaries sought

Wayne County Services on Aging is trying to reach people on Medicare and who need assistance paying for their prescription drugs. There is a federal low income subsidy program, called Extra Help, that Medicare beneficiares may be eligible for...

Red Cross sets March bloodmobile schedule

Following is the March bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Today: Wayne County Day School from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday: Meadow Lane Elementary School, 2 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday: Northview Baptist Church,...

Duplin officials aim to build new vocational magnet school

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County officials decided this week to pursue the creation of a new magnet school to focus on vocational and technical training. Voting Tuesday night, the Duplin County Board of Education unanimously agreed to build the school...

Battle of the Books set for Thursday

Middle school students will be tested on their reading skills Thursday as Wayne County Public Schools hosts the 23rd annual Battle of the Books competition. The quiz bowl-type competition starts at 9 a.m. in the Dillard Middle School auditorium,...