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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dad, daughter share ECU graduation day

After a career in the Air Force and a newfound role working with others pursuing advanced degrees, Larry Johnson decided to return to school for his master's degree. What he didn't anticipate was that his educational path would intersect with...

GHS seeks $6 million grant to improve instruction

Goldsboro High School is vying for a $6 million grant that could call for several shake-ups, including teachers working year-round and possible replacement of long-time principal Patricia Burden. Administrative changes are among the stipulations of the "Transformation Model" of the...

Mall to add festival to fireworks

This year's Fourth of July festivities will bring a brand new schedule of events to Berkeley Mall. In addition to its annual fireworks show, which will take place on July 3, there will be vendors and a BMX stunt show...

Violators can now pay waivable tickets online

Paying certain "waivable" traffic tickets in Wayne County no longer requires a trip to the courthouse -- or even a postage stamp. The county is being used as a testing ground for a new online system called payNCticket (www.payNCticket.org),...

Flip flopping their way to health

Mot Hill, a retired Family YMCA staff member, hangs a cutout of a foot marking the starting line of the "Walk to the Beach" incentive program display at the Family Y. The program awards members miles for getting exercise at...

WCC recognizes nursing graduates

Wayne Community College recognized the 39 members of its associate degree nursing class of 2010 in a formal pinning ceremony May 10. The annual service, which includes presentation of nursing pins and nurse's creed scrolls by the faculty of...

Duplin leaders battle over 2010-11 budget; tax increase is likely

KENANSVILLE -- Tempers flared Monday at a Duplin County Board of Commissioners budget workshop as the commissioners disagreed on how to proceed with a difficult 2010-11 budget. The proposed budget currently being discussed includes a 2 percent property tax increase,...

County to collect hazardous waste

DUDLEY -- Wayne County will be hold a Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Landfill. It is free for Wayne County residents. The materials may include cleaner, paint...

Medical assisting class pinned

The 14 members of the 2010 medical assisting class at Wayne Community College were presented their pins in a formal pinning ceremony earlier this month. The annual service, which includes presentation of medical assistant pins and red roses to...

Info sessions set for nurse aide classes

The registration process for the nurse aide program at Wayne Community College, including a free information session, will be held next month. Sessions for Nurse Aide I and II applicants will be held every half hour, from 4-6 p.m....

Project presentations

Mary Dunn, 11, gives her 4-H public presentation on sea turtles during the 4-H County Judged Presentations at the Wayne Center. Dunn's sea turtle presentation was in the fisheries/aquatic resources topic in the age 11-13 division. Ages 5-19 presented in...