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Friday, April 24, 2009

Red Cross hits $85,465 for Heroes Campaign

Wayne County residents did not let a tough economic year keep them from raising $85,465 for the local chapter of the American Red Cross. The goal for the 2009 Heroes Campaign was $95,000, officials said at the campaign wrap-up luncheon...

A thrill of a ride

Julie Beck had no idea what to expect when she climbed into the cockpit of the F/A-18 Super Hornet parked along the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line Wednesday afternoon. "You've got so many things going through your mind,"...

All-County Band performs

Spring Creek High School student Joshua Rodriguez plays the vibraphone during the All-County Band Festival on Thursday night at Dillard Middle School in Goldsboro. Sixty-five instrumentalists from 10 middle schools and 26 from six high schools were selected to perform...

Blue Angels team visits hospital, two county schools

Caroline Bryan's eyes lit up as she approached the three sailors standing inside the Wayne Memorial Hospital auditorium this morning. And she smiled when one of them, Lt. Frank Weisser, asked for her name. The 5-year-old might not quite know...

Officials on Best comments: Misleading

Comments earlier this month by Commissioner Jack Best about the school system's support staff might have been well-intended, but still misinformed, said Dr. Craig McFadden, assistant superintendent for accountability and student services. Best also was taken to task by...

Public record

Death investigation The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Steven Thomas Lozier, 22, of Crows Foot Road, Mount Olive, after Lozier was found dead in a barn at his home on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses reported they suspected...

Confederate Memorial Day service Sunday

To honor the fallen North Carolinians who fought at the Battle of Bentonville during the Civil War, the Harper House-Bentonville Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, in conjunction with Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, will hold its annual...