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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wayne Country Day School wins $100,000 in contest

For the second year of the U.S. Cellular's "Calling All Communities" campaign, a Wayne County school has won a share of $1 million. More than 430,000 calls came in nominating nearly 6,800 schools from across the country. And on...

Pinewood rivalry can't stop friends

John Avery Sasser, 7, and Braxton Jones, 8, are best buds. They have been friends since first grade, said Braxton. "Since we were babies," corrected John Avery. But on Saturday, the members of Pack 28 were pitted against each...

Wayne man dies in factory accident

WILSON -- A worker at Peninsula Packaging was killed after being pulled into an extruder machine on Thursday, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Labor confirmed Friday. Tony Ballew, 44, of Wayne County, an employee of Peninsula Packaging...

Air Force family giving former working dog 'real retirement'

Adam Foster tightened his grip and let out a playful growl. At 6 years old, he probably didn't fully understand just whose neck he had his arms wrapped around. The boy's parents don't know much about the Belgian Malinois'...

Tobacco Associates meeting on Thursday

Tobacco Associates Inc. will hold its 63rd annual meeting on Thursday at the Wilson County Agricultural Center Auditorium located at 1806 S. Goldsboro St., Wilson. The meeting program will begin at 10 a.m. This year's annual meeting speakers will...

Albertson Fox Hunt

More than 250 dogs participated in this year's Albertson Fox Hunt, up nearly 100 from last year. All total, more than 2,000 people attended the annual event in Albertson, which begins at 5 a.m. and lasts until about noon. And...

Help needed for Mar Mac baseball program

Managing Editor An effort by two former Marines to establish a youth baseball league built around developing character and values as well as hitting and pitching has not received much support from the public. When Steve McKinney and Demetrius Sykes...

Nine vying for Miss Eastern Wayne High 2010

Nine contestants will compete for the title of Miss Eastern Wayne High School 2010 on Friday. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. The theme for the 16th annual scholarship program...

GHS senior: Time in governor's page program eye-opening

Michael King is like any typical teenager -- he favors jeans and sneakers as a daily fashion choice. But when he was selected to be a Governor's Page in Raleigh recently, it didn't take him long to realize the...

City workers to flush water lines from Feb. 28 to April 8

The City of Goldsboro Public Works Department will begin its annual uni-directional water line flushing program on Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. Crews will be flushing lines from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. daily except Fridays and Saturdays. The...

May primary filing period to end Friday

Friday at noon is the deadline for anyone planning to file for the May 4 primary election. The polls will be open on May 4 from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. When voters arrive they will be asked to...

Wayne-Duplin BPW holding young careerist competition

The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club will hold its annual young careerist competion March 4 at 6:15 p.m. at Pizza Village in Mount Olive. Candidates are needed for this program, whose purpose is to introduce young careerists to...