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Sunday, September 6, 2009

A gift of flight for their teacher

Wayne Country Day School history teacher Ed Clark realized a long time ago that you teach best what you know. Since 1994, he has been bringing his own history into the classroom. And now, thanks to the students he inspired,...

Therapy dogs will read with children at library

Jerry Lee is one of the most unusual reading tutors children at the Wayne County Public Library will ever meet. He can't even turn the pages of a book, which is just as well, because he doesn't know how to...

First Flight

We are seemingly hovering -- in actuality, going hundreds of miles an hour -- 12,000 feet above Hyde County when my fear of heights takes hold. Yeah, I know, some Air Force reporter, right? Don't get me wrong, being in...

'Hands off my health care' campaign bus to visit city

A tour bus carrying activists opposed to the president's proposed health care plan will make a stop in Goldsboro this week. Americans for Prosperity's Patients First Bus Tour is making its way across the state, proclaiming a very simple...

Utah man gets time for luring teenager

A former U.S. Air Force military police officer once based at Camp McGregor, N.M., has been convicted of using the Internet to lure a 14-year-old Goldsboro girl into a sexual encounter. Utah native William Konrad Schmitt, 24, and William Edward...

Greeson wins MDA personal achievement award

Jonathan Greeson, of Pikeville, was awarded the state's Muscular Dystrophy Association's 2009 Robert Ross Personal Achievement Award. According to the MDA, he was chosen for his personal and academic success and for his advocacy for people with disabilities. "I...

Bus duty

Bugetary woes are also affecting school transportation, with more students than ever riding the buses this year -- and less money to get them back and forth to school. "This is a crunch year with close to 224 buses --...

Animal neglect case will wait till November

Proceedings in misdemeanor counts against a Fremont man accused of animal neglect were continued again on Friday. Lawton McKenzie, 28, and his attorney Lynn Whitted are next scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 6 at 9 a.m., according...