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Sunday, April 4, 2010

SMOC breaks ties with Relay for Life, ACS

After years of working together, Southeastern Medical Oncology Center in Goldsboro is parting ways with the American Cancer Society. A letter from physicians James Atkins, Keith Lerro, I-Wen Chang and Samer Kasbari to the center's patients stated the economy as...

Maj. Gen. William Holland's SJAFB visits also homecomings

Maj. Gen. William Holland always welcomes the opportunity to travel to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base -- to help host an awards banquet, to take part in an airman's re-enlistment, or, most recently, to preside over a change of command...

Mum still word on chicken facility

Wayne County officials remain tightlipped about a proposed new $94 million chicken deboning facility that could employ up to 1,100 people and its potential impact on the county's economy. They argue that is simply too premature to comment since...

Easter bunny visits early

Ava Clymer, 3, races behind her sister Anna, 7, while searching for one of the eight hidden golden Easter eggs during the Lord's Table Church Easter Egg Hunt at Waynesborough Park on Saturday. Close to 100 children searched the field...

No word yet on allegations Duplin Schools misused funds

District Four District Attorney Dewey Hudson said his office is still working with the State Bureau of Investigation to examine alleged misuse of funding in Duplin County Schools. "We are looking at it," Hudson said Wednesday about the ongoing investigation....

WCC schedules classes in real estate

Wayne Community College Continuing Education is offering several real estate courses for those interested or already in the career field. The three 30-hour courses are required by the state for provisional brokers to complete within three years of licensure...

Pig in the Park barbecue festival will benefit local Boys & Girls Club

Barbecue fans will get to sample local specialties like Murphy's sweet tea, Scott's barbecue sauce and McCall's coleslaw, plus plenty of pit-cooked pork, at the first annual Pig in the Park barbecue cook-off Saturday, April 10. The main course of...

WATCH 5K run May 8 to raise money for program

Wayne Action Teams for Community Health, or WATCH, has come up with another way to meet some of the needs of the uninsured in Wayne County, while encouraging a healthier lifestyle. WATCH Me Run, a 5-kilometer run/walk event, will be...

Thompson, King honored by Girl Scouts

Two area residents were recognized for service to the Girl Scouts during the third annual meeting of the North Carolina Coastal Pines region, held recently at Walnut Creek Country Club. Lillie Thompson was awarded the Leading the Way award, given...

Smith Chapel VFD receives grant

The Smith Chapel Volunteer Fire Department has received a $5,430 grant through the 2009 Volunteer Fire Department Fund from the State of North Carolina. The money will be used to help buy needed equipment. The equipment is purchased using matching...

Sheriff's narcotics officers honored by DEA

The three men who run the Wayne County Sheriff's Office narcotics operations have received commendations from the top national drug enforcement agency. Sheriff's Lt. Chris Worth, Sgt. Mike Cox and Sheriff's Sgt. J. Brian Dawson all received commendations from Raleigh...

Public record

*Termaine Archuleta, 38, Scallop Place, reported the theft of a $300 GPS unit from a vehicle while parked on Parkway Drive. Entry was obtained through a vehicle, causing $300 worth of damage. *Emma Elliott, 58, Bizzell Street, reported the theft...

Norwayne second in regional book 'battle'

Norwayne Middle School's "Battle of the Books" team took second place in the regional content, held at Pamlico Community College. Topsail Middle School won with 160 points. Norwayne earned 156 points. The Norwayne team won the first round of competition...

Scrambled eggs

Erin Lenzner and her father, Blaine, of Virginia Beach, participate in a muddy Easter egg hunt at Busco Beach on Saturday. Competitors negotiated the muddy pool to grab as many of the thousands of floating plastic eggs as possible. Hundreds...

Lipizzaner Stallions to perform

KENANSVILLE -- The Lipizzaner Stallions will be performing at the Duplin County Events Center on Tuesday, April 20, and Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. each night. The world famous dressage troupe will sport all new music, choreography and...

Japanese agriculture students visit Rosewood counterparts

When Kylie Glisson joined Future Farmers of America at her school, she knew it would better prepare her for a career in animal science. What she hadn't anticipated was how much it would broaden her world. The Rosewood High School...

Wayne student elected Key Club district governor

A Wayne Early/Middle College High School student has been named the Carolinas District Governor for the region, which encompasses 231 high school Key Clubs throughout North and South Carolina. Sophomore Brinson Mitchell was elected to serve for 2010-2011 during...

Continued H1N1 shots being urged

RALEIGH -- The Centers for Disease Control has put a renewed focus on H1N1 activity in southeastern states after Georgia public health officials reported a dramatic increase in hospitalizations due to complications from flu. While North Carolina has not experienced...

Aycock business team takes thrd in state finals

Two Charles B. Aycock High School students recently placed third in the statewide "Hop on the Bus! High School Business Plan Competition." Hollie Baker and Alicia Sodoma, both seniors, will be formally recognized at the N.C. Council for Economic Education...