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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wayne Community College talks state funding prospects

It is too early to tell how the state budget will affect Wayne Community College, but a possible tuition hike has been mentioned and come 2011, community colleges across the state will be required to reinstate the student loan program....

Impact Wayne near reaching campaign goal

Pigs weren't flying at Tuesday night's Impact Wayne Campaign meeting. They were counting though, all the way to $1,082,750 to be exact -- the amount the Wayne County Development Alliance has raised toward the campaign's five-year $1.3 million goal....

Kitty Askins kicks off faith initiative

About 70 people gathered Tuesday afternoon for the Kitty Askins Faith Initiative Kickoff. Kitty Askins Hospice Center, which is owned by 3HC, is in the midst of an expansion which will add 13,000 square feet to the facility and double...

Jones accepts plea bargain

A man accused of attempted murder who led police on a six-month search for him took a plea deal with prosecutors on Tuesday. Icshon Jones, 27, will serve between 5 1/2 and 7 1/4 years in prison for the convicted...

A morning prayer

Members attending a prayer breakfast hold hands in prayer early Tuesday morning at Wilber's Barbecue. The prayer breakfast, held every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., is the longest running in Wayne County, dating back to March of...

Public record

Knife at school A 12-year-old Grantham School student was suspended after bringing a four-inch knife to school on Monday, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The student reportedly did not threaten anyone with the knife, authorities said....

Sonic Drive In vandalized again

"Vulgar designs and words" covered menu boards, windows, doors, tables, chairs and playground equipment at the Berkeley Boulevard Sonic Drive In restaurant early Tuesday, Goldsboro police said. According to a police report filed by Officer J.R. Anderson, glass chalk...

Aycock senior dealing with accident

Just weeks shy of graduation, Charles B. Aycock High School senior David Burke was injured in a "freak accident" last week and is now at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville awaiting his prognosis. Burke, who just turned 18 on March...

GATEWAY picks possible location

A 19-acre county-owned site on Clingman Street behind the county animal shelter was recommended Tuesday as the preferred site of a proposed $5.1 million administration/operations facility for the GATEWAY bus system. Federal dollars would account for 80 percent of...

Central alumni to meet

The Central High School-Eastern Wayne High School reunion will be held Friday through Sunday. Brenda Rowe of Montreal, Canada, formerly of the Parkstown community, will be the guest speaker for the event's banquet on Friday night at Best Grove...

Dillard/GHS alumni will hold reunion over weekend

Graduates of Dillard High School and Goldsboro High School will be celebrating their annual homecoming and class reunions Thursday through Sunday, an event organized by Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni and Friends. This year's theme is the popular "Old School-New School: Uniting...

Fremont board still pondering hikes to water, sewer rates

The Fremont Board of Aldermen took another look at the proposed budget for 2010-11 Tuesday night, but made little progress. The concerns about the proposed budget, which was first presented at the May 18 board meeting, are centered around...

CBA holds school pageant

The 2010 Miss Aycock Scholarship Pageant was held Saturday in the old gym at Charles B. Aycock High School. This years theme was "Love is in the Air" and the contestants were Stephanie Lopez, Jessica Sauls, Joanne Choi and Sabrina...

County's region's best show off work at juried art show

A segmented woodturned vase containing more than 950 pieces of wood won the Best in Show award at the 31st annual National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Arts Council of Wayne County. It was made by Pikeville resident...

Boy Scouts to help retire old flags

Boy Scout Troop 8 will hold a ceremonial flag-burning to properly destroy used American flags on Tuesday at New Hope United Methodist Church. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Anyone who wishes to retire a flag according...

Robbery suspect caught after fleeing victim's home

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A man wanted in Maryland for burglary and theft was arrested Monday on more charges, after a 15-year-old girl saw him walking around her home, called police and hid herself while she waited for them to arrive,...

EWE teacher to study at Yellowstone Institute

A fifth-grade teacher at Eastern Wayne Elementary School is one of 34 science teachers from across the state chosen to participate this summer in the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences' Educators of Excellence Institutes. Kristina Jones, who has taught...

Arts Council now accepting applications for grants

The Arts Council of Wayne County is accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through July 30. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality...