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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Perdue makes stop at Seymour Johnson AFB

Gov. Bev Perdue declined to comment on the NAACP's charge that Wayne County Public Schools is operating a segregated school district during a press conference on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday morning. But she did acknowledge that the quality...

Special thanks to ESF volunteers

* Goldsboro Woman's Club -- For doing all the toy shopping and stocking stuffing as well as directing the setup and cleanup. And, most importantly, for making sure every child got to see Santa Claus. * Goldsboro chapter, Continental Societies...

Goldsboro Jaycees lead annual city parade

Sitting under a blanket sprawled across his -- and his sister, Trashana's -- lap along the Center Street sidewalk Saturday evening, 4-year-old LaTroy Harper sported a grin when a fire truck slowly rolled through his line of sight. "Look...

Sharing Christmas: Empty Stocking Fund Party 2009

His eyes fixated on a mass of remote-controlled cars, action figures, roller skates and other toys, Jacob threw his hands into the air. "This is so cool," the 6-year-old said. "You mean, I can pick anything I want?" "Just one,"...

Goldsboro police dogs take round of certification exams

Getting a police dog certified is anything but a certainty, and failure can mean the dogs' noses might be harder to use as evidence if they are used to find narcotics and suspects. Goldsboro's four canine-handling officers know that, they...

WORKS program honored

County Commissioner Chairman Bud Gray said he wasn't surprised when he was told the Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success, or WORKS, program had been recognized by an international organization comprised of economic developers and associates. Gray said he...

Schools earn good marks for energy use

Wayne County Public Schools has been named an Energy Star Leader for demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering energy costs. Ten district schools have also earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star rating. The schools...

Students turn tassels

MOUNT OLIVE -- More than 280 students graduated Saturday from Mount Olive College at the school's 56th winter commencement. Eric Christian Bourgeois of Goldsboro, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in biology, was honored with the Dr. Thomas...

Real estate company collects more than 900 pounds of food for needy pets

Goldsboro company Prudential The McMillen Real Estate Group in conjunction with the Wayne County Humane Society collected more than 900 pounds of food for needy pets during their recently concluded pet pantry food drive. The pet food drive, which ran...

Grant money for faith-based and community groups

Smart Choices for Youth is now able to provide grants to faith-based and community organizations. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $15,000. Money must be used for capacity building and sustainability purposes and an application is required. The program...

Duplin County schools get help with superintendent search

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education will have help in finding a new superintendent for the school system. Board members have decided to ask the North Carolina Association of School Boards to assist in the process. Allison...