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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Four-day weeks for WCC this summer

Wayne Community College will go to a four-day week for faculty and students this summer, officials have announced. The 10-week summer school will feature the abbreviated schedule, said Dr. Peggy Teague, vice president for academic services. Other employees and...

Air show officials ready for weekend

The Navy Blue Angels will soon rip through Wayne County skies -- and the Army Golden Knights will fall from them. But local officials said Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's two-day open house and air show has the potential...

An egg-cellent Easter

Children reveled in an Easter egg hunt put on by the members of Gateway Community Church in Pikeville on Saturday....

Mayor: Cut council salaries

Faced with a potential budget shortfall this year of more than $2 million and the possibility of cuts next year, Goldsboro Mayor Al King says he will propose that the City Council -- and himself -- cut their salaries...

Greene County has two fatalities in 24 hours

An 80-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man died less than 24 hours and one mile apart in separate traffic accidents last week in Greene County. They were the third and fourth traffic fatalities respectively thus far this year in...

Council to discuss changing city pools

The Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is exploring options for the city's swimming pool operations this summer, including potentially raising rates and cutting service hours at the Goldsboro Family Y's request. Closing the Mina Weil and Peacock pools...

Schools get $5 million in lottery funds

The lottery funds are in, and on Thursday the school board voted to accept a bid and release funds for construction projects at Brogden Primary, Greenwood Middle and Mount Olive Middle schools. School officials received notification earlier in the...

County remains out of drought

Wayne County has received enough rain in the last few weeks to keep off of the drought scale altogether. The last time the county was on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale was a month ago when it was listed as...

Open mic teen poetry cafe scheduled for Friday

The Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will sponsor an open mic teen poetry cafe in the H.V. Brown Hall Cafeteria on Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. The event is open to teens in grades...

Grant helping pay for new Foster Center equipment

Children visiting the W.A. Foster Center will have new playground equipment in the coming months, following City Council approval of an informal bid for the work. "Hopefully we'll be started May 1," said Gail Charles, interim Parks and Recreation...

Library book sale runs Friday through Sunday

The Wayne County Public Library is going to sell books in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the main branch on Ash Street Friday through Sunday The sale is being held by the Friends of the Library. The Friends is...

Goldsboro Fire Department still improving

Since taking over the Goldsboro Fire Department about six months ago, interim Fire Chief Gary Whaley said last week that the situation is improving and that he expects that to continue. Whaley explained that when he took over after...

Family Y holding free Healthy Kids Day event Saturday

The Family Y will sponsor a Healthy Kids Day on Saturday as part of a national effort to encourage healthy activities. The free event will be held at the Family Y on Parkway Drive. The event will include games and...

Clothing donations sought for fire victims

Two families lost their home and most of their possessions in a Goldsboro-area mobile home fire early Thursday morning. Two couples and their children are in need of clothing. Needed are men's pants size 38x32, men's shirts size 2XL,...

New airport height rules adopted by Duplin board

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin Board of Commissioners took a possible first step toward zoning last week by passing a land use ordinance with an updated airport height restriction. Airport Manager George Futrelle said the land use ordinance and the...

Rodeo helps others ride

PIKEVILLE -- They might have been competing Saturday for bragging rights as Wayne County's Toughest Cowgirl, but in the end it was the handicapped children who ride at the Stepping Stone therapeutic horse riding stables who were the real...

Public record

Stolen car Mary Hardy, 37, of Taylor Street, reported the theft of her gray four-door sedan. According to police, someone had taken the keys from Ms. Taylor's pocketbook. Armed robbery Claude Eugene Artis, 48, of South Slocumb Street told...

Girls continue family tradition at Eastern Wayne High blood drive

Seventeen-year-old Mary Margaret Davenport took a slow deep breath forcing herself to relax Tuesday as she joined the ranks of 48 first-time blood donors in the Eastern Wayne High gym. Afterward she said it wasn't that bad -- that...