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Sunday, July 18, 2010

County readies 2010 property tax bills

Wayne County residents, as well as residents in six of the county's seven municipalities, are just a few weeks away from receiving their 2010 property tax bills. The county tax department will mail out roughly 70,000 tax notices in...

Residents get chance to take close look at Union Station plans

After long planning, city officials held a public information session Thursday night to give Goldsboro residents their first close look at how exactly they hope to restore Union Station. Architects discussed potential designs with the public, while Assistant City...

GPD arrests suspect in Pittsburgh girl's murder

A registered sex offender wanted in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl was arrested by members of the Goldsboro Police Department Wednesday. Tushon Brown, 35, is being held in the Wayne County Jail on charges including criminal...

Investigation into former school official ongoing, quiet

Nearly seven months have passed since the announcement that the county school district's second in command, Sprunt Hill, was suspended amidst a state investigation, and still little movement has been made in the case. Hill, who served as assistant...

Boys & Girls Club wants to put boys on path to manhood

It's always special when alumni of the Boys & Girls Club return to encourage young people at the club, says Mina Williams, teen director at the Paley Unit on Royall Avenue. So when several contacted her recently about coming...

WAGES program gets men involved with their children

Her hands loosely grasping a piece of a long yellow rope, Markayla McKinney started walking toward a pair of black tennis shoes resting on the middle of a field at Herman Park. "Don't go past the shoes baby," a...

Wesleyan will again receive accreditation

North Carolina Wesleyan College will continue its accreditation status, receiving word earlier this week from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS. The announcement means the college can continue to award baccalaureate...

Known Wayne County residents who died in combat from World War I through the Korean War

Korean War * James Elias Bass, of Goldsboro, died Oct. 30, 1951 * Daniel Joseph Carter, hometown unknown, died March 11, 1952 * William Lloyd Howell, of Pikeville, died Oct. 3, 1951 * John Henry King, of Goldsboro, died July...

New war memorial rising from the ashes

A mass of brick and wood was not all that was lost when the Wayne County Memorial Community Building burned May 2, 2004. A tribute to the county's sons who died defending freedom also was taken out of the...

School supply drive now through Sept. 18

DoSomething.org and Staples are teaming up for the third annual national Staples/Do Something 101 School Supply Drive. Wayne County teens are asked to collect school supplies and dropping them off at Staples, 1101-B Berkeley Plaza, now through Sept. 18. All...

Eight locals graduate from N.C. School of Science and Mathematics

Eight Wayne County students were part of this year's graduating class at the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics. The Class of 2010, which had 301 members, represented all 13 North Carolina congressional districts and nearly 70 of the...

Rosewood teacher recognized for agriculture program

Allison Jennings always knew she wanted to be a teacher, from the time she worked with little ones in Bible school at her church. Growing up in Morehead City, her high school teachers also made a positive impression on the...

Mount Olive forced to borrow money to pay on sewer loan

MOUNT OLIVE -- The burden of paying for what was promoted as a regional sewer system continues to be borne by residents in Mount Olive and nearby Calypso. It also has once again forced the town to borrow money...

Caregiver conference set for Aug. 3

On Aug. 3, a Caregiver Education Conference will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church on 1100 First Church Road, Goldsboro. This Caregiver Education Conference is being sponsored by Alzheimer's North Carolina,...

Officials hope Duplin school site easy to use

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Schools launched a redesigned website July 1 officials say will help parents and teachers stay up-to-date with the latest school information. Dawn Craft, director of technology and media, who also is assuming the role of...

City Council schedules four hearings for Monday

Four public hearings will represent the extent of the Goldsboro City Council's Monday meeting, as the board is set to work through a light agenda. The first two involve conditional land use requests -- one, for property located on the...