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Sunday, September 13, 2009

County will hear comment on policy for plats

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the county's subdivision ordinance that would give them final approval of all subdivision plats. Along with their own ideas, commissioners will have before them several...

At the table: City and NAACP leaders gather to clear the air

The March arrest of 17-year-old Tavares Allen -- and how it was handled by members of the Goldsboro Police Department -- brought city and NAACP leadership together at City Hall Thursday afternoon. The two-hour discussion was cordial for the most...

Duplin schools funding appeal takes hit from Beaufort case

The North Carolina Court of Appeals will hear Oct. 1 oral arguments in the ongoing legal battle between the Duplin County Board of Education and the Duplin County Commissioners. County attorney Wendy Sivori briefed commissioners on the court's recent decision...

DA: SBI not looking at arrest by police

Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickory said there will be no SBI investigation into the March 29 arrest of Tavares Allen -- and that he passed that information along to local NAACP president Sylvia Barnes before she and other members...

Guardian Brotherhood bikers raise funds for MOPH with run

It has been 18 years since Keith Wade traded the roar of jet engines for the rumble of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, but the Air Force veteran has never forgotten his years of service, or the brotherhood and camaraderie he learned...

Greeting grandparents

Students at Grantham Elementary School spell out their thanks to the senior citizens who attended Grandparents Day at the school on Friday. The annual event was part of the National Grandparents Day celebration, with today being the official National Grandparents...

Flying the coop

The blue-gray pigeon, its feathers speckled with white and black, twists free as its owner examines the small band clamped around the bird's thin leg. Like a stone launched from a slingshot, the bird leaps out of Greg Jones' hands...

Mount Olive police officers plan reunion

Planning is under way for a reunion of former Mount Olive police officers who have served on the department since 1970. Chief of Police Ralph Schroeder said that any officer, as well as other police department employees such as...

Mount Olive set for Heart Walk

MOUNT OLIVE -- Organizers for the community's annual Heart Walk are optimistic they will make their $35,000 goal despite the recession. Last year's walk raised more than $33,000. The 2.5-mile walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration will...

MO library committee wants input on project

MOUNT OLIVE -- Public comments are being sought on a $3.5 million library project for the town that includes a grassroots campaign to raise up to $350,000. The Steele Memorial Library Steering Committee has scheduled two public meetings for...

Man pleads guilty to child pornography

A Selma man has pleaded guilty in federal court to manufacturing child pornography. Larry Donnell Parks Jr., 33, pleaded guilty in U.S. District. He had been indicted by a federal grand jury in May. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office,...

Goldsboro ballet to present dance, silent auction at WCC

Goldsboro Ballet, a nonprofit dance organization and ballet affiliate of the Arts Council of Wayne County, will be presenting Love of Dance/Silent Auction at Wayne Community College's Moffitt Auditorium on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can...

Making sure there's a hero's welcome

On a quiet street along the outskirts of Goldsboro, a group of neighbors came together to give one of their own a welcome home. It was just a simple barbecue -- complete with hot dogs, homemade cakes and coconut pie...

Academy principal sets sights on learning

Brian Smith is not one to sit in his office for very long. The new principal at Dillard Academy Charter School prefers to be walking the halls, visiting classrooms, talking to students as much as possible. "It's fun going around...

Next on landfill ban list: Plastics

Wayne County residents Oct. 1 will face new state bans on wooden pallets, oil filters and plastic bottles at the county landfill. While it might take residents some time to adjust to the plastic ban, the county has for...