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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Schools view

There is little middle ground when it comes to opinions about education in Wayne County in general or more specifically, county's schools. Some say the schools do the best they can with the students and facilities they are dealt,...

Bus system will alter routes in city, county

Many bus routes will change and students attending Wayne County schools and colleges can ride the GATEWAY buses at a reduced rate, the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority has decided. Under the new rate, students will only have to pay 50 cents...

Shoppers continue hunt for bargains

Black Friday may have been the day for seasoned shoppers to camp outside awaiting early-morning bargains, but for many it was worth it to wait an extra day and take their chances. Parking lots at the mall and other...

After 60 years, worker is parking his truck

It's hard slowing Vic Blackmon down, but after working for 60 years at W.P. Rose Supply Co., he is finally retiring. Friends, family, former co-workers and owners spent time telling stories at his retirement lunch. "I've seen people who work...

Santa's Workshop to be Dec. 12

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are teaming up with the Goldsboro Junior Woman's Club for the annual Santa's Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Brick Village on Patetown Road. Santa's Workshop will keep children busy with crafts, cookie...

Parkstown Christmas set for Dec. 10

The Parkstown Christmas parade will be held at 3:45 p.m., Dec. 10 at the rural crossroads community in eastern Wayne County. This is the fourth year of the parade after a 30-year hiatus. In addition to the parade, there...

Students show their talent, skills to Optimists

The first Goldsboro Optimist Club youth talent show and art auction was held earlier this month at the Herman Park Center. Acts were divided by grade level, and ranged from singing contemporary songs to gospel songs, with some youths...

Christmas rolling closer

The Beautancus community held its annual Christmas parade on Thanksgiving Day. Next Saturday, three Christmas parades will be held: Mount Olive at 10 a.m., Fremont at 1 p.m. and Goldsboro at 4 p.m....

Eureka man wins state genealogical award

Elliott R. Futrell received the award for "Outstanding Contribution to North Carolina Genealogical Society by a member" at the NCGS Annual Meeting, Nov. 7. A native of the Eureka community of Wayne County, Elliott has served on the board of...

Johnston flu clinic Tuesday

SMITHFIELD -- The Johnston County Public Health Department will hold a walk-in influenza vaccine clinic on Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. (while supplies last) for children under the age of 18. Children will be able to receive both the...

State intern applications currently being accepted

RALEIGH -- Gov. Bev Perdue recently announced that North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college have until Jan. 20 to apply for one of 65 paid state government internships available for summer 2010. The State...

Fremont chief defends Thursday dog shooting

Fremont Police Chief Ron Rawlings is defending his department this weekend after an alleged dangerous dog was shot and killed by the town's K-9 officer. According to the police report, Hope Troutman of West South Street, was walking her...

Officials: Hunters spotlighting deer is problem in Wayne County

Deer freeze up when a light is shined in their eyes. And that makes the practice of driving at night and using a long-range, heavy-duty spotlight to scan woods and fields for deer a handy way to locate the...

Library to offer training for work force prep tests

Beginning Monday night, people can turn their trips to the Wayne County Library into a way to help them find a job or possibly earn a promotion at their current job. The library, in partnership with Wayne Community College,...

Goldsborough Bridge battle re-enactment set for Dec. 12-13

A re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Goldsborough Bridge will be held Dec. 12-13 at the battlefield site along the Neuse River south of Goldsboro. The event will mark the 147th anniversary of the battle, which pitted 10,000...

Duplin highways receive state funds

More than 50 miles of highway in Duplin County will be widened and/or resurfaced in 2010 as part of a $21.3 million statewide improvement project, the governor's office announced last week. Nine miles of N.C. 411 north of N.C....