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Seven Springs brings past to life

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Visitors to the oldest town in Wayne County got a taste of yesteryear Saturday when the town held its 10th annual Ole Timey Days festival. Hundreds of people lined Main Street despite the heat, sipping homemade...

Farm Festival celebrates local foods

With his tomato, jalapeño, parsley and watermelon plants growing at home, 11-year-old Jon Maness of Goldsboro was just the kind of person the organizers of the Spring Farm Festival were hoping to see Saturday -- somebody excited about not...

Teen pregnancy forum Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE -- In observance of "Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month," Wayne Action Teams for Comnunity Health's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force will hold the first ever "Teen/Parents Forum" on Saturday, May 15, at Gospel Light United Holy Church of Mount...

Community gardens give Goldsboro chance to eat, live healthier

Her eyes and mouth wide open, Anansi Stephens zeroes in on a forkload of greens, radishes, cheese and dressing. The 9-year-old doesn't seem to mind that the majority of her after-school snack was surrounded by bugs and dirt moments earlier...

Pikeville church launches pavilion project

Elm Grove Church in Pikeville has started its capital campaign raising money for a new development in the area. Open Door Community Development Corp., an outreach of Elm Grove Church, is in the beginning stages of its plans to build...

Relay Survivors Banquet May 20

The 17th annual Relay for Life Survivor's Banquet will be held at May 20 at 6 p.m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church. The event is co-sponsored by the Southeastern Medical Oncology Center and Wayne Radiation Oncology. Co-chairwomen for the event...

County watching tax collection rate closely

Wayne County's tax collection rate through April 30 continues to lag just slightly behind the total for the same period last year even though the actual number of dollars collected is higher. The county has collected 95.89 percent compared...

Husband and wife graduate together from Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- Justin and Juli Balch have already shared some big moments together in their first year of marriage, and Saturday the couple will mark another special occasion as they both graduate from Mount Olive College. The couple met...

Library adds foreign language materials

Wayne County Public Library has recently acquird an online foreign language resource, for those interested in learning a new language or brushing up on one. Mango is an online language resource. Unlike a book or DVD, it can be...

Goldsboro Jaycees accepting DSA nominations

The Goldsboro Jaycees are currently accepting nominations for outstanding citizens in several categories, including Outstanding Sen-ior Citizen, Boss, Educator, Teen, Public Servant, Far-mer, and North Carolinian.. The nominees selected will be recognized at the Jaycees' annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet...

Duplin WWII ID's sought

The Duplin County Historical Society still is trying to identify all Duplin men who died in World War II. The names of the following men appear on one or more lists as being from Duplin County, but they have...

Grant will help county locate, map contaminated sites

Wayne County will utilize an Environmental Protection Agency $400,000 grant to conduct an assessment study to determine how many abandoned industrial and commercial properties throughout the county could be considered a Brownfields site. A Brownfields site is a property...

Duplin voters approve quarter-cent sales tax hike

KENANSVILLE --- Duplin County's fire departments will receive additional local funding from a quarter-cent sales tax increase in the county. Residents voted last week Tuesday to accept the tax increase, with 55 percent of voters supporting the measure. Duplin...

Chamber board approves new direction

The Wayne County Cham-ber of Commerce's board of directors approved some major changes Friday to how the organization operates in the wake of financial concerns that resulted in the layoffs of two employees. The board, on its third try,...