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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Plowing the old-fashioned way

Spot Rouse, of Seven Springs, uses a team of Percheron working horses to break up the ground during the Work Horse and Mule Plow Day held on his farm just west of Seven Springs on N.C. 55. The event is...

Education council examines test scores

More scores are in -- and Wayne County students are improving their math and reading performance, said the chief of a Wayne County Chamber of Commerce committee taking a look at schools and scores. But that does not mean...

911th records successful first year; command change

Two years after standing up, the 911th Air Refueling Squadron has proven its mission a success, at least in the mind of outgoing commander Lt. Col. Bill Uptmor. "Absolutely it has been a phenomenal success," Uptmor said. The attachment...

Paul named president of MOC alumni association

MOUNT OLIVE -- Gregg Paul of Midlothian, Va., formerly from Belhaven, is president of the Mount Olive College Alumni Association where he served for a number of years on the Alumni Board. "Gregg brings energy, enthusiasm, fresh ideas, valued...

County gets set for Laurean trial

People with business at the Wayne County Courthouse will need to allow for even more time than normal for traffic, parking and security beginning in August when the first-degree murder trial of former Marine Cesar Laurean gets under way....

Teacher invited to take part in special study on Lincoln

Ann Price, a second-grade teacher at Tommy's Road Elementary School, will be participating in the Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program that gives 50 teachers from across the country the opportunity to learn more about the 16th president and incorporate the...

Surrounded by family, saying 'I do'

Most people would never think to have their weddings where they work -- but most people don't love their work as much as Nancy Gendreau does. Nancy married her boyfriend of five months, Johnny Davis, Thursday at the Wayne...

Helping refill the bank

George Worrell jokes with American Red Cross Blood Drive site supervisor Liz Miller as he gives blood in the mobile blood drive van in front of Lowe's in Goldsboro. The local blood supply is low right now because many people...

New Medigap updates going into effect in June

Medigap, also known as Medicare supplement, coverage is undergoing some changes. Medigap policies are private insurance policies sold by insurance companies through licensed agents. Beginning January 1992, Medigap policies became standardized, and there are no differences in the plans...

Man accused of rape pleads to lesser charge

A Mount Olive man accused of raping a 20-year-old at her Spence Avenue Apartment complex has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Shane Martin Berens, 24, of O'Berry Road, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery, reduced from a charge...

Union Station update, hearings on agenda

The Goldsboro City Council members will hear an update on the Union Station project during a work session prior to their meeting Monday night. The council will meet at 7 p.m. in its chambers at City Hall on Center...

Schools choose their individual teachers of the year

Thirty-one teachers have been selected to represent their respective schools as Teachers of the Year for 2010-2011, officials announced. Educators in Wayne County Public Schools will vie for the districtwide honor, which will be announced at the start of...

School board could see several new faces this fall

By year's end, the Board of Education could have a whole new look. With three members' names on the November ballot and two others departing, the bulk of the board could be new faces. Board member Dave Thomas announced...

Teens talk about abstinence in Health Department essay contest

The Health Department's annual abstinence essay contest may have drawn fewer submissions this year, but the message is still getting out there, said Carolyn King, health education supervisor. "I do get the opportunity to meet students who talk to...