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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Committee to eye planning board

The county committee charged with reviewing the more-than-40-year-old ordinance that created the Wayne County Planning Board will hold its first meeting Monday at 2 p.m. in Room 458 in the county courthouse annex, 224 E. Walnut St. The committee...

Blessings for them, too

Father Albert Vannorsdall, left, blesses Jackie Baker's dachshund, Molly, at St. Francis Episcopal Church's Blessing of the Animals Saturday morning. Jocye Murdock, center, also brought her dachshund, Lucy, to be blessed at the annual event....

Diploma hunter: A new coach at Goldsboro High

Barbara Wilkins knows she looks different from the majority of the students she is hoping to convince to stay in school at Goldsboro High School. And the self-described "little old white woman" knows her new job as graduation coach will...

Duplin case timeline

It has been more than a year since a jury awarded the Duplin County Board of Education nearly $4.8 million in funding. Money that has not been paid. County commissioners are contesting the jury's ruling. This timeline marks major events...

Duplin's funding case hits Court of Appeals

RALEIGH -- Attorneys representing the Duplin County Board of Commissioners and the county's Board of Education made their arguments Thursday before the state Court of Appeals in a battle over how much money the school district should receive from the...

Wayne Country Day students honored

Two Wayne Country Day School seniors have been named commended students in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship program. Blake Marchese and Virginia Yarboro are among 34,000 commended students across the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Marchese is the...

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair schedule

Today at the fair 1 p.m. Gates open to all exhibits 1 p.m. Powers Great American Midways open 2 p.m. Demolition Derby -- Grandstand 2 p.m. Star Family Circus & Thrill Show -- near White Building 2 p.m. "Almost Amazing...

Lamb wranglers take their charges to county fair ring

Rosewood High School student John Smith was just a bit nervous Saturday as he made his way into the grandstand arena at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. It wasn't that he was afraid the lamb he was getting ready to...

Presbyterian Church presents piano concert

Jeremy Thompson will give a concert 7 p.m. Friday in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St. His program will feature works by Haydn, Debussy and Chopin on the church's newly restored Steinway grand piano. A native...

Red Cross announces bloodmobiles for October

Here is the October schedule of blood drives for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross: Tuesday: Charles B. Aycock High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Eureka United Methodist Church from 2:30 to 7 p.m....

Hunting for coins

MONEY SCRAMBLE AT THE FAIR: Sarah Peters, center on the ground, reaches for a quarter while her mother, Meredith Peters of Nahunta, right, holds a bag for her to place the coins in during the first night of the Wayne...

Mount Olive College concert Tuesday night

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College Symphonic Band with give its fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Southern Bank Auditorium in the W. Burkette and Rose M. Raper Hall. The concert will feature two popular marches...

It's really sometimes just about competing

Jacob Sauls is still convinced he has a winning hog, even if "Marshmallow" -- or whichever of the many names his 12-year-old handler has for him happens to be in use -- wasn't quite cooperating Friday evening. "It's kind of...

Library fall book sale set for Friday through Sunday

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library will hold its annual Fall Book Sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-11 in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the main library at 1001 E. Ash St. There will be a...

Kids' Fest Saturday

The Wayne County Health Department will hold its 12th annual Kids' Fest set on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. Twenty-three organizations will participate, with more than 30 educational exhibits and fun activities promoting the health,...

Habitat for Humanity planning fundraiser ball

Habitat for Humanity will hold its Drywall Ball on Friday at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The fund-raising event will feature the band Legends of Beach, a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and a chance to win $500. Tickets are $100...

Hannah Singleton crowned this year's Queen of the Fair

From the moment the contestants hit the stage in the "Queen of the Fair" contest Friday night, one stood out as a crowd favorite. Contestant No. 7, Hannah Singleton, a senior at Spring Creek High School, had a groundswell of...

Competitors battle for blue ribbons

By the 10 a.m. start of Saturday's heifer show, the temperature had started to climb and cows and people alike were squeezing into whatever shade was available at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Large generator-powered fans were positioned to keep...

Chamber is extending Cornerstone deadline

The deadline for nominations for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Award has been extended until Nov. 2. The Cornerstone Award recognizes annually an individual, living or deceased, who has truly been a "cornerstone" for this county. A...

Public record

Man shot in arm A Goldsboro man was shot in the arm around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Rico Donta Sutton, 19, told police two men came to the door at 103 Deer Meadow Drive...

Christmas parade entries being sought

The Goldsboro Jaycees' Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldsboro. The theme of this year's parade will be "Rocking Around the Christmas Trees." Entries for the parade are now being accepted and are due...

'Celebrate Recovery' program starting at St. Luke Church

A new faith-based recovery for people who are seeking help in dealing with drug or alcohol abuse, sexual disorders, compulsive gambling, or any other personal issues, will start this week on Monday nights at St. Luke Methodist Church. Celebrate Recovery...

Red Cross chapter announces October class schedule

The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross is offering the following classes during October: * Oct. 10 -- baby-sitting class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class arms pre-teens and teenagers between the ages of 11 and...