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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A tribute to fallen heroes

One of the songs playing behind a Memorial Day slide show was written from the perspective of a fallen soldier, who said, "Don't cry for us. We made it to Arlington." That didn't stop many of those gathered in the...

SJAFB to test new synthetic fuel blend

By next month, some of the 4th Fighter Wing's F-15E Strike Eagles will be flying with cheaper and more environmentally friendly fuel. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has been chosen to assist with a Field Service Evaluation using a 50/50...

RPO eyes highway access concerns

Uncontrolled development along N.C. 24 near Warsaw has created traffic problems that could have been prevented by better planning, the town's mayor told members of the Eastern Carolina Rural Planning Organization at a meeting at the Wayne County Chamber...

Commissioners say 'yes' to gang grant

Wayne County Commissioners agreed last week to support a $573,412 federal grant to help local organizations and agencies, including the Sheriff's Office, combat gang activity in the county. Commissioners were hesitant at first to participate in the grant program...

Duplin County hires consultant to help streamline operation

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioners have hired the Evergreen Solutions consulting firm out of Florida to find ways to save money. Commissioners voted unanimously last week to authorize the county manager to sign a contract with the same company...

Survivors to gather for banquet Thursday

Wayne County's Relay for Life activities officially begin Thursday, as volunteers and others gather to honor those who are beating cancer. The Survivors' Banquet will be held May 28 at 6 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church. All local survivors are...

Goldsboro woman graduates law school

Jackie Houser of Goldsboro graduated May 9 from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Va. While in law school Jackie served as an editor for the law review, as the research assistant, Westlaw student representative and volunteered more than...

Trade show will cover selling to government

Businesses interested in learning how to conduct business with the government are invited to a trade show June 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Goldsboro Community Multiplex, 800 Corporate Drive. Vendors will set up from 7-9 a.m....

Public record

Headache medicine theft An employee of Wilco Hess in the 2000 block of U.S. 117 South in Dudley reported the theft of $200 worth of headache remedy BC Powders and $31 cash from the store Friday afternoon, according to...

Suspect sought in hit-and-run death

NEWTON GROVE -- Police are searching for an unidentified Hispanic male accused of running away from a fatal accident he allegedly caused. Newton Grove Police Chief Frankie Harrell said the accident that killed Ronald D. Viehweger, 39, at the intersection...

Former Goldsboro woman named a Teacher of the Year in Georgia

A former counselor at Rosewood Middle School has been named Teacher of the Year for the district where she is a reading specialist in Georgia. Marva Shearod, a graduate of Goldsboro High School, works at Toney Elementary School in DeKalb...