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Monday, May 25, 2009

Grant will make jobs program possible this summer for some at-risk students

Wayne County Public Schools has received a $146,063 "Summer Youth Employment Program" grant that will allow at-risk students to obtain jobs over the summer months. The program will last seven weeks, June 22-Aug. 7, and provide jobs for up...

Hundreds meet at American Legion, place flags on vets' graves

At first, it was like a game -- running around a cemetery with a handful of American flags, planting one beside each grave bearing the name of a branch of the U.S. military. But when 7-year-old Brett Coleman happened upon...

Goldsboro will consider plan to save, not demolish, houses

An idea proposed by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. could keep more dilapidated homes in Goldsboro from being demolished. It doesn't involve any new ordinances or codes, merely changing the way the existing ones are applied, DGDC executive director Julie...

Festival will bring chances to learn

A free event for parents and children is expected to exceed its usual crowd of 2,500, officials at Partnership for Children of Wayne County say. The Fourth Annual Born Learning Children's Festival is set for Saturday, June 6, from 10...

County's finances get credit review

Moody's, the agency responsible for establishing the credit rating that determines the county's ability to borrow funds from private lenders and to seek bond financing on the open market, reviewed the county's financial status last week. Over the next...

Public record

Equipment theft At Best Sand and Gravel on Slocumb Street, Samuel Lane reported the theft of $9,750 worth of equipment. According to a witness, five black subjects had been seen around the gate earlier in the morning. Breaking and entering...

Rotary grant aps

The Community Service Committee of the Goldsboro Rotary Club has opened its grant application period. Local non-profit organizations seeking funding are asked to complete an application form by June 1. These forms are available from club president Leslie Weil...

proctors needed in WCPS

As students ready for the end-of-grade and end-of-course tests, proctors are needed in the public schools, officials say. Proctors serve as an extra person in the classroom when tests are administered, said Dr. Sandra McCullen, associate superintendent for curriculum...

Stay Smart graduation

The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County will hold its first Stay Smart Class graduation Wednesday. The primary goal of the Stay Smart is to provide teens with the knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to help them...

Wayne County Health Department accredited

After months of complying with documentation, inspections and scrutiny by the state, Wayne County Health Department has been accredited. The status will be conferred by the N.C. Local Health Department Accreditation Board in Raleigh on July 17, Evelyn Coley, director...