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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Local family earns top state honor for volunteerism

The Parrish family's experience with the Special Olympics started off as a one-time offer to volunteer. Now, four years later, the Parrishes say their work with the athletes has been not only rewarding, but a lesson for their own lives...

Appliance buyers can get tax break

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, North Carolina consumers will be able save on selected Energy Star-rated appliances during the state's second annual tax-free weekend. The sales tax exemption will apply to such home appliances as clothes washers, freezers, refrigerators,...

No smoking allowed -- Health Department prepares restaurants for new rules

Come Jan. 1, House Bill 2, prohibiting smoking in designated public places, will go into effect. The bill primarily targets restaurants and bars, with the local Health Department tasked with enforcing the restrictions. Essentially, the new law forbids smoking in...

Cherry eyes plan for patient care

Faced with a mental health system that still is struggling to meet the needs of all its consumers, Cherry Hospital Director Philip Cook is working to extend his state psychiatric facility's patient care beyond its doors. As part of...

Calypso man wins two seats with write-ins

CALYPSO -- Alan Story received enough write-in votes in Tuesday's municipal election to serve either as mayor or on the town board. Story, who could not be reached for comment prior to press time today, led the write-ins with...

Public record

Knife at school A 15-year-old Southern Wayne High School was found with a black lock-blade knife in his pocket. School authorities were informed that the student might have a controlled substance in his possession, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's...

Gold's Gym holding Saturday burn-a-thon for diabetes

In honor of National Diabetes Month and the launch of the American Diabetes Association's new "Stop Diabetes" campaign, Gold's Gym in Goldsboro is hosting a first-of-its-kind calorie "Burn-a-thon" to promote diabetes awareness on Saturday. The idea is simple. Goldsboro...

Ag lecture set for Monday

Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc. and recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, will give the Urban Community Lecture at 10:45 a.m. at the Goldsboro High School, Monday at 10:45 a.m. The public is invited to attend....

Board of Health looking for members

The Wayne County Board of Health is accepting applications for the two seats on the board, the first is the "public member" position and the second is the one reserved for a doctor. The board meets on the third Wednesday...