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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Red Cross to hold memorial blood drive for Dora Perry

Dora Perry gave countless hours to the Red Cross for many years before her death Jan. 8. Now to honor her work and memory, Dudley Christian Church is holding a blood drive in her name Sunday from 12:30 until...

Police: Man found dead behind McIntyre killed self

Authorities have determined that the man found dead Wednesday morning behind McIntrye Funeral Home committed suicide. Forrest Myles, 51, of Wayne Avenue apparently suffered from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Goldsboro police Sgt. Chad Calloway said. Calloway added that the...

Daffodil festival set to bloom

Are you ready for spring and the smell of daffodils? The Fremont Daffodil Festival is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the festivities will begin with opening ceremonies along with the Fremont Memorial Park recognition,...

County's space needs bow to economy

The pressures of space-starved county departments are, at least for the foreseeable future, losing out to the even stronger pressures of a struggling economy. "Unless we see a real economic change all capital projects will be delayed by at...

Symphony of students

Joan Landry, assistant conductor for the N.C. Symphony, leads the orchestra's Wednesday morning performance before more than 1,500 Wayne County Public Schools fifth-graders at Kornegay Arena on the campus of Mount Olive College. Private and homeschooled fifth-graders also attended. Many...

Seymour Johnson to get $16 million in stimulus funds

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will benefit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the tune of nearly $16 million, according to a Department of Defense Expenditure Plan for North Carolina military installations. And if existing contracts are any...

Show and Sale coming up soon

Scheduled for April 15-16 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, the annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is right around the corner. Sponsored by Wayne County Cooperative Extension and the Wayne County Livestock Development Association, the event is...

Going back in time

Josh Price, at the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace in Fremont, shows a group of students Wednesday the types of toys and games that children their ages may have played with during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The visit was...

Public record

Cash stolen from store Family Dollar employee Gary Heacox of Pikeville reported Tuesday that over $2,000 had been stolen from the South George Street discounter, according to a report. Bank deposit records for the store show a bag of...