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Monday, June 8, 2009

State GOP to hold annual convention

The North Carolina Republican Party will hold its annual convention at the Raleigh Convention Center, Friday through Sunday. The convention will include votes on new leadership for the NCGOP, including votes for NCGOP chairman and vice chairman, which will take...

Serlick bone marrow drive

For the last month, community members have been rallying around Goldsboro police officer James Serlick, who was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. So far, though, the events have focused on helping him and his...

Proposal could cut funds for inmates

Progress the county has made in reducing the jail population and associated cost could evaporate should aspects of the state House budget remain, county officials said last week. The state budget recommends eliminating the $18 per day reimbursement paid...

Partnership programs face uncertain future

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County is braced for further cuts as officials wait for a N.C. House budget vote that could target two of its major children's programs as part of proposed education spending reductions. Two of the...

Aycock birthplace hosts events

The Charles B. Aycock Birthplace is sponsoring these upcoming events: *As a part of the site's 50th anniversary celebration, the movie "Ben-Hur," starring Charlton Heston will be shown on Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is free. *A basic beginner's genealogy...

Reporting deadline for crops June 30

The Wayne County Farm Service Agency reminds all farmers that June 30 is the deadline is for reporting tobacco, peanuts, corn, cotton, sorghum, soybeans, fruits, vegetables and all other cropland. All noninsured crop disaster assistance program crops that are planted...

GATEWAY gets wheels for routes

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority GATEWAY bus system recently put into operation six new vehicles on its rural routes -- four vans, a 20-foot light transportation vehicle (LTV) and a 22-foot LTV. Authority Director Alan Stubbs said the move to...

Scally takes HSUS job

Wayne County Animal Control Director Justin Scally, who just months ago worked alongside the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to clean up a puppy mill, will soon leave his job to join that organization. Scally will oversee...