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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sheriff will run to keep position

Sheriff Carey Winders announced Friday that he will seek a fifth term. Winders was first elected sheriff in 1994 after working as an investigator with the Goldsboro Police Department for 10 years. Winders said the Sheriff's Office has come...

Girl Scouts spend weekend selling cookies

It may be mail carriers who receive the credit for not being deterred by bad weather, but in this case the credit should go to members of Girl Scout Troop 395 of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Troop members, from...

City officials: Park flooding isn't problem

The road leading into Stoney Creek Park Saturday morning looked more like a boat landing than a driveway as floodwaters from the nearby creek overflowed its banks turning the park into a lake. The flooding followed a day of at...

Convention gathers gamers

Close to 1,300 people, some from as far away as Texas, Alabama and Michigan, were expected Saturday for the sixth annual Carolina Game Summit at Wayne Community College. By the 10 a.m. start, a line, three to four across,...

Election filing starts Monday

Filing begins Monday at noon for candidates for local, state and national offices in the May partisan primary. It ends at noon on Feb. 26. Filing for nonpartisan local offices on the November General Election ballot doesn't begin until...

Benefit for stroke victim sells out thanks to community support

Seven-year-old Madison Brown nestled herself between her parents, April and Eric Brown, reaching up to caress her mother's hair before closing her eyes and laying her head on her shoulder. Just two months earlier those simple gestures would have...

Local art students receive awards

Seven area students have been recognized for their artistic talents during the National Scholastic Art Awards competition for the eastern/central region. Denzel Russell, a senior at Wayne Country Day School, and Lawrence Wurtele of Charles B. Aycock High School received...

SBI to investigate Duplin schools expenditures

The State Bureau of Investig-ation is examining Duplin County Schools' funding and expenditure practices. The investigation is in response to a letter signed by three Duplin County commissioners and three citizens sent to District Attorney Dewey Hudson on Sept. 14,...

Pikeville resolves road name problem

The confusion over West School Street and Smith Street in Pikeville was cleared up at Thursday night's Board Meeting. Board members voted to change the name of Smith Street to West School Street, which only affected one address on the...

Census jobs open in Wayne County

RALEIGH -- Census jobs are still available in Wayne County through the Rocky Mount Local Census Office. On Friday Gov. Bev Perdue announced some local positions exist, including vacancies in Wayne County. "Census jobs are a great opportunity for...

Paugh named Alzheimer's Inc. head

Alzheimer's North Carolina Inc., formerly the Eastern North Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, has changed its affiliation and hired a Goldsboro woman to help expand programs to better serve families of this area. Anne Paugh has been named outreach...