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Sunday, June 7, 2009

State budget threatens mental health

In May, Eastpointe Director Ken Jones said he was confident state legislators would do their best to protect mental health funding. Today, as House budget writers are discussing slashing funding to local management entities, phasing out funding for community...

Local military advocate receives Air Force's highest civilian honor

It would take days for Troy Pate Jr. to tell the stories behind each of the 100-plus keepsakes that grace nearly every inch of the office inside his Goldsboro home. They go back more than 40 years -- to the...

Slowdown doesn't weaken fundraising for WCC scholarships

The economy has not deterred efforts to raise money for scholarships for students at Wayne Community College, Foundation director Jack Kannan says. The WCC Foundation's sole fundraiser for the year, the annual golf tournament, planned for Tuesday and Wednesday,...

Grantham fly-in helps keep pilots in touch, in air

GRANTHAM -- True to eastern North Carolina character, half of the attraction to a fly-in at Cox-Grantham Airfield on Saturday was the barbecue. A few attendees said the flame-roasted pork was a good part of their reasoning for showing...

Wayne County Schools name 33 individual Teachers of the Year

Individual Teachers of the Year have been announced by Wayne County Public Schools. The 33 teachers for 2009-10 will compete for the district-wide honor, which will be announced in late summer. Educators chosen from each school will complete portfolios that...

Wayne County Grand Jury returns indictments on 51 people

Three men accused of trying to kill the owner-operator of a Goldsboro convenience store were among indictments returned this month by the Wayne County Grand Jury. Court records show true bills of indictment returned against Rashard Vondarius Oliver, 19,...

Officials: Grenade found at Brian Center

Goldsboro police Operations Maj. Mike Hopper reported Friday that a grenade was found in the parking lot of the Brian Center on Thursday afternoon. Police still are not sure if the grenade was "live," but took it to the...

Duplin commissioners further restrict school board funding

The Duplin County Board of Commissioners took action Thursday to further restrict the Board of Education's flexibility to spend its local allotment of $10.1 million. Earlier this month the commissioners made the decision to fund the school system on...

Festival teaches safety, gives resources for families

As a teacher at Tommy's Road Elementary, Tracy Salter says she sees plenty of children in need of social services -- many of which can be obtained for free by parents who qualify. And she hoped that the Born...