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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Museum's new director has conservation training

The Wayne County Museum is welcoming a new director to oversee programs and to manage the collection's preservation. Terry Williams, a retired Air Force aircraft maintenance officer who was once stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, was recently...

Circus feat

At only 8 years old, Juliet Carbolla dazzles the crowd with her contortionist routine during the Walker Brothers Circus held at the W.D. Crawford National Guard Armory in Fremont on Tuesday. The circus is a family affair for the Carbollas,...

Planning Board offers advice to property owners

Members of the Wayne County Planning Board Tuesday night offered advice to a local man as to how he could legally bypass county subdivision regulations in order to meet a deadline to qualify for a housing tax credit. However,...

Worker to testify in Cherry assault charge

The trial of a man accused of dragging a Cherry Hospital patient into a bathroom and beating him is scheduled to continue today in Wayne County Superior Court. James "Allan" Smith, 34, of U.S. 13, faces one count of felony...

Police recreate fatal accident on U.S. 70 near Berkeley Boulevard

The eastbound lane of U.S. 70 was closed for about two hours Tuesday morning near Berkeley Boulevard as investigators used laser-guided measurement tools to recreate a fatal accident. Capt. Mike West said that the two-hour period after morning rush...

Groups look at Duplin hospital

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners and Duplin General Hospital staff will know by the end of the month which entities might want to make a deal for control of the county's hospital. March 31 is the deadline set for receiving...

Battle of the Books kicks off Friday

Dozens of area middle school students will test their reading skills on Friday, during Wayne County Public Schools' 24th annual Battle of the Books competition. The quiz bowl-style contest is specifically designed for students in grades six through eight....

Mr. and Miss GHS

Goldsboro High School juniors Corteiz Spangle, right, and Kamesha Brown were crowned Mr. and Miss GHS during the Talent Show and Black History event held at the school on Feb. 26. The program also featured "Black History Moments" of African...

Open house planned for construction, diesel academies at SWHS

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne High School will hold an open house for its Construction Academy and Diesel Academy on Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Parents, students, and elected officials will have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at what...

Red Cross prepares to kick off annual sports memorabilia fundraising auction

On Thursday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m., the American Red Cross will open the doors to its annual Sports Memorabilia Auction and Dinner at Walnut Creek Country Club. This will be the seventh year the Wayne County Chapter has...

Fremont cleanup day called a good success

It took John Wood more than two hours to haul everything he wanted thrown out to the curb outside his home. From the looks of it, it's possible some of his trash had survived several decades before getting the...

Teen appointed to state panel on volunteers

Pikeville resident Michael J. Atkins Jr. has become the youngest person ever appointed to the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. He was appointed to the commission recently by Gov. Beverly Purdue and became one of 15...