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Sunday, January 10, 2010

United Way asks for help to save 2009 campaign

United Way of Wayne County is extending its annual fund-raising campaign through this month in hopes of reaching its $1.4 million goal. The situation is dire, United Way officials say. Unless more donations come in quickly, the organization's campaign...

Two more charged in man's beating death

Two more Goldsboro residents have been implicated in the murder of Jamie Lee Hinson, 35, whose body was found in Evergreen Cemetery Dec. 3, in a condition that required DNA testing to identify him. The two people now charged,...

A few more homecomings

More than an hour before his father, Gabe's, F-15E Strike Eagle touched down on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line Friday afternoon, Noah Lewis picked out an American flag to wave jetside. "I want a big one," the...

It's Girl Scout cookie time

It's Girl Scout cookie time. The pre-sale campaign officially kicked off Saturday, with troops across the county taking orders for the baked goods. Not all the Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors. This year, they will be able to...

Best tackles salary, ethics, schools

Wayne County Commission Chair-man Jack Best Tuesday morning fired back at efforts to make an issue of County Manager Lee Smith's salary, at an attorney for a taxpayers' group that alleges he has a conflict of interest by serving...

WCC Arts and Humanities announces performance lineup

Historical wars will be one of the themes of this spring's lectures and trips sponsored through the arts and humanities program at Wayne Community College. Bill Brettmann, director of the program, has released the upcoming lineup of events, which include...

Public record

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *On the 100 block of Rockefeller Court, Kenya Langston, 30, reported a break-in through an unsecured rear window and the theft of a Playstation 3 worth $00 and three games worth $100. *Kemoka...

Deadline for Guard employer award nominees Jan. 18

SMITHFIELD -- Smithfield has a Military Family Assistance Center at 406 Hospital Road. Family Assistance Centers assist service members and their families with benefits and services they are eligible for such as counseling, tax preparation, financial planning and free or...

Lincoln exhibit coming to Mount Olive College library

MOUNT OLIVE -- An exhibit telling the story of President Abraham Lincoln's decisions as a wartime leader and the evolution of his beliefs about slavery is coming this March to Mount Olive. The Moye Library at Mount Olive College is...

Seminar sets sights on issues that affect animals

The time is ripe for change in the state for laws and rules to improve the lives of animals, said Kim Albourm, N.C. state director for the Humane Society of the United States. One way to secure those changes...

ECC receives grant for children, families

The Eastern Carolina Council of Governments has been awarded a Federal grant from the Administration for Children and Families. The grant, called the Compassion Capital Fund, is intended to assist faith-based organizations and community based organizations to strengthen their operations...

Visitors at Cliffs increased in 2009

Attendance in North Carolina's state parks jumped 13 percent in 2009, and at the Cliffs of the Neuse in Seven Springs, that increase was even more dramatic -- 42 percent. Park Superintendent Lyndon Sutton credited the park's improved programming...

Anniversary of Ava Gardner's death observed

SMITHFIELD -- Actress Ava Lavinia Gardner died at age 67 in London, England on Jan. 25, 1990. Ms. Gardner, one of Hollywood's greatest stars and native of Smithfield, spent the last 35 years of her life abroad, moving to London...