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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

For students, staying healthy key to successful school year

Getting enough rest, practicing healthy eating habits and plenty of serious hand washing with soap and warm water are simple things that could help students enjoy an illness-free school year. "There are many things parents and students can do...

Hunt for back-to-school bargains already under way

The opening of school and the shopping frenzy it ignites are coming up fast, but for Frankie and Sandy Newsome of Fremont now is the time to take advantage of sales and to spread the cost. The Newsomes start...

Local Boy Scouts arrive, set up camp at Jamboree

BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- More than 40,000 Boy Scouts gathered Monday at Fort A.P. Hill Military Training Facility near Bowling Green, Va., for the National Scout Jamboree. Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., Scouts flooded the fields...

Duplin 2010 property tax bill on way to residents

Duplin County residents began receiving their 2010 tax bills in the mail this week, but not a supplementary tax bill to pay the $4.8 million lawsuit judgment filed by the county schools against the county. The county tax office...

Wallace escapee captured

ELIZABETHTOWN -- A work-release inmate who went missing from a poultry processing plant in Duplin County was captured Monday night in Elizabethtown. Alcola Wright, 42, was convicted as a habitual felon for larceny, breaking into vehicles and property cheating....

GATEWAY board looks at changes

City Council and county commissioners will be asked to make changes in the make-up of Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority board that oversees operation of the GATEWAY bus system. Authority members Tuesday morning said that the ex-officio seat that rotates annually...

For families, balancing time can be tricky, but important

Between school and church and an array of activities, it gets harder and harder to balance family time -- or even basic downtime. But it's important, and something even educators work to accomplish, or at the very least encourage....

Woolard: Butterfield bribed

Holding a series of press conferences Tuesday, Ashley Woolard, Republican candidate for the First Congressional District, accused incumbent Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield of accepting "political bribes." Woolard then asked Butterfield to either return the $4,000 in campaign contributions that...

Partnership director takes on job at local college

Don Magoon, executive director of Partnership for Children of Wayne County since 2002, has accepted a job at Wayne Community College. Effective Monday, his new title will be chief of administrative support services. Making the announcement to the board of...

Expert answers questions about health care reform

At this point, questions about the national health reform plan far outnumber the answers. Since the bill came out March 23, there has already been "a lot of activity" and likely more to come, said Dr. Pam Silberman of the...

Two men charged with rape of teen

A 21-year-old Seymour Johnson airman and a 20-year-old accomplice are accused of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl, Goldsboro police said. Michael Pierucki, 21, of West New Hope Road and William Earl Wooten, 20, of Miller Avenue, are...

Summit set to discuss graduation

The public is invited to attend "Graduate Wayne County," a free summit being held on Monday at Mount Olive College. This is an opportunity for parents and guardians, business people and anyone interested in a successful education system, as...

Schools may get power to pick members

Former Wayne County commissioner and now state Rep. Efton Sager said Tuesday he will introduce legislation next year that would return the county school board's authority to fill its own vacancies. Currently, the commissioners have that power. Sager, a...

Benefit dinner planned for GPD cancer patient

All 500 pre-ordered chicken benefit dinners to help a Goldsboro officer suffering from cancer are sold out, but donations are still welcome, city police say. There are also an additional 100 plates that might be sold Friday at the...

Understanding National Healthcare Reform

Dr. Pam Silberman, president and chief executive officer of the N.C. Institute of Medicine, spoke Tuesday night at Wayne Community College on "How Will Health Care Reform Affect You and Your Family?" The free 90-minute forum was sponsored by WCC...