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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Local accident victim succumbs to injuries

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 77-year-old Mount Olive woman died Thursday after a Wednesday evening accident at the intersection of N.C. 55 and Indian Springs Road, the Highway Patrol reported. Veola Aultmon, of Nelson Street, Mount Olive, died of her injuries...

Sessions to gather views on equity in schools

Two community meetings will be held this week to allow the public to weigh in on the fairness of educational opportunities in the public school system. Staff from the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department...

Generations of courage

Libby McLamb knows a mother has no choice but to be strong for days that stretch far beyond the one where she first hears a doctor say her little girl has cancer. She has to soak in the screaming of...

Community of graduates

As the sun blazed late Friday afternoon, the bleachers outside Wayne Community College began to fill for the commencement exercises. While some used paper fans distributed along with programs, others sought comfort beneath the shade trees nearby. Derek Brock of...

Piedmont Equipment Leasing now open

Piedmont Equipment Leasing, a recently opened business in Goldsboro, is looking to offer its help to area businesses. The business, located at 2424-E N. William St., finances other businesses for equipment purchases. "Primarily we're financing equipment to the average business,...

School board member resigns her post

After more than 50 years being an education advocate -- 18 of those on the Wayne County Board of Education -- Shirley Sims will leave the board effective June 30. The District 2 representative, whose constituents include residents in...

Local legislative briefing to be held

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a legislative briefing featuring on Friday, May 21, at the Goldsboro Country Club from 8-10 a.m. State senators Don Davis and David Rouzer and state House of Representatives Larry Bell, Van Braxton...

State EMS auxiliary names local women officers

The North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency Medical Services Auxiliary held its annual meeting in Greenville last month. New officers for the organization were elected for the next two years. Two of the new officers hail from Wayne County....

MPO approves smaller planning program

An amended and downsized Goldsboro Urban Area Planning Work Program was adopted Thursday morning by the Metropolitan Planning Organization. State and federal dollars account for the bulk of the $511,320 plan that outlines tasks, funding sources to continue transportation...

Monumental moments

Don Exum's eyes slowly scan the 58,261 names of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, his 62-year-old frame shifting its weight onto his brown cane as he searches for one name --  James E. Hopkins. Exum went on the Goldsboro...

Central/Eastern Wayne alumni announce homecoming festivities

Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni & Friends will observe its 38th annual homecoming May 28-30. Central High classes of 1940, 1950 and 1960, along with Eastern Wayne classes of 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 will be honored. A banquet will...