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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Schools still plan to look for new teachers

Wayne County school officials are hoping Saturday's teacher job fair will attract educators, and are offering several incentives to lure candidates -- even if they are not yet sure what the budget will be to hire them. The annual job...

Pikeville gets federal funds for fire station

Pikeville residents hope that when Vice President Joe Biden comes to town Wednesday he will bring good news for the Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department. "We're all excited," said Ken Jones, assistant chief and fire department vice president. Fire Chief...

Stimulus stump: Vice President Joe Biden to visit Faison, Pikeville

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit Pikeville and Faison on Wednesday to tout the White House's stimulus plan. Officials at Goshen Medical Center in Faison say they are expecting more than $600,000 in federal money and Pikeville...

Learning to spot the bling early

Two-year-old Jocelyn Jacobs helps her aunt shop for an engagement ring Monday inside Kay Jewelers at Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro....

Goshen Medical Center will benefit from Obama administration's stimulus money

The Goshen Medical Centers in Faison and Goldsboro are going to get more doctors and support staff, thanks to almost $636,000 in federal stimulus money. U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced Friday that Goshen, along with three other medical centers, would...

Friends of Scouting doing well with fundraising drive

The Friends of Scouting are giving generously this year, says Tuscarora Council Executive Harold Keller, and the campaign kickoff has raised 82 percent of this year's $230,000 goal. Last year's kickoff banquet raised 70 percent, he said. This year's kickoff,...

Walk for Hunger draws 150 participants

United Church Ministries held its annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday, with more than 150 people representing 13 churches. Organizers said they hope to better the $18,000 raised last year. Proceeds go to help the organization and those charities it...

County rejects state's plan for roads

Wayne County officials are warning residents that their property tax rate could see a minimum increase of 6 cents -- from 76.4 to 82.4 cents per $100 of value -- should the state transfer maintenance of secondary roads to...

Plant sale Saturday at Wayne Center

The Master Gardener Volunteers will hold a Spring Garden Festival and Plant Sale Saturday at the Wayne Center from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be activities for children as well as booths where adults can pick up gardening...

Public record

Armed robbery Herman White of Devereaux Street reported that two males he did not know knocked on the door, then entered his house Sunday and pulled out handguns. The suspects made family members sit in the bedroom while they took...