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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wayne Community to graduate largest class

Wayne Community College will honor its largest graduating class in the school's history this weekend, with 511 curriculum graduates crossing the stage Friday evening. Two ceremonies are planned, for college and high school programs, and nearly 800 diplomas are expected...

Planners approve rezoning for Keen

The Wayne County Planning Board Tuesday night went against staff recommendations to approve a rezoning request by board member and County Commissioner Steve Keen. Keen and Planning Board Chairman Chris Cox, who is marketing the property for Keen, recused...

City looking at ways to cut energy costs

Think your electric bill is high? In fiscal year 2007-2008, the city of Goldsboro received a $500,000 bill just for turning on the streetlights. Members of the city's energy committee are examining new ways of addressing the city's energy...

Boy inspired by Bible tale to help others

After hearing the biblical story of the widow who gave all she had to the poor, 9-year-old Jonathan Yeager decided he wanted to try to do the same. The result has been hundreds of dollars raised for such charities as...

Accident takes woman's life

A Goldsboro woman was killed and a 1-year-old infant and another woman were in critical condition after an accident Tuesday morning at Mar Mac. Anita Gail Grantham, 29, of Lincoln Drive, a passenger in a Lexus driven by Sheilena...

Public record

Knife on school bus A 9-year-old Goldsboro boy brought a knife on to a school bus and put it in another student's backpack, authorities said. Authorities are still investigating, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report....

Goldsboro begins search for new parks and rec director

More than six months after former Parks and Recreation director Sonya Shaw left Goldsboro to take a position in Garner, the city is seeking to fill the position permanently. Interim Parks and Recreation director Gail Charles said at the...

Senior Games

Polly Adams cheers as she finishes the croquet competition at the 2009 Senior Games Tuesday afternoon. Wayne Christian School students volunteered to help with the games. Earlier in the day Mrs. Adams won a gold medal in the horseshoe competition....

Duplin trailer inspection rate set to go up $25

KENANSVILLE -- People erecting single-wide mobile homes in Duplin County are going to have to pay $25 more for inspections. The Duplin Board of Commissioners voted unanimously earlier this month to raise the mobile home inspection rate to $125,...

Duplin moves forward with early college high school plan

The James Kenan School of Engineering took another step closer Tuesday night to becoming an early college high school at James Sprunt Community College. The Duplin County Board of Education approved a $21,850 contract with the Bowman Murray Hemingway...

Bentonville to hold living history Saturday

FOUR OAKS -- Discover how Civil War soldiers lived in camp and what role the enlisted man played in battle during Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site's annual summer living history program, scheduled for Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,...