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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A stand against crime

Sitting in his stroller, 17-month-old Jaden Ide's eyes darted back and forth between his parents to see which one would have the next pinch of pizza for him. He was not distracted by the din and crush of a crowd...

Wayne County tells visitors to park right or get towed

Beginning Thursday, anyone parking in the county-owned parking lots around the county courthouse had better be properly parked or they could find their vehicle missing when they return to the lot. County commissioners Tuesday morning invoked a state law...

Duplin Superintendent asks to eye Duplin lawsuit

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education authorized Superintendent Dr. Austin Obasohan to examine options regarding the unpaid $4.8 million lawsuit judgment a jury awarded to the schools in 2008. The board members voted Tuesday for Obasohan to look...

Goldsboro on target for federal money

A March trip to Washington, D.C. by a delegation that included Mayor Al King and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. executive director Julie Thompson, appears to have, at least partially, paid off. Less than a year after the group asked U.S....

WATCH debates teen pregnancy, birth control

Education and access to birth control would greatly help reduce teen pregnancy rates in Wayne County, Health Director James Roosen said. The economics of the teen pregnancy problem impact the entire community, Roosen recently told the board for WATCH,...

Southern Wayne Sanitary District receives recognition

DUDLEY -- The Southern Wayne Sanitary District has received the Spirit Award from the North Carolina Rural Water Association. According to the association, the award recognizes a water system that demonstrates "outstanding concern" for the water industry and for...

Teacher, author becomes one of his characters

The Wayne County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year got a surprise recently when he found himself depicted as a character of one of his children's books. Gregory Brown, a first- and fourth-grade Reading Recovery teacher and reading specialist...

Group promoting social media in Goldsboro

A new group of Goldsboro social media enthusiasts is promoting Twitter, a social networking tool especially popular among celebrities, professional athletes and even businesses, along with other forms of social media, which they say will help keep Wayne County...

Church to hold clothing giveaway

Friendly Holiness Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church will be holding a clothing giveaway on Aug. 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. Currently the church is looking for donations of good, gently used clothing. All clothes will be given away....

Study: More students are being taught at home

RALEIGH -- The number of home schools has more than doubled in the last decade, according to a statistical report recently released by the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education in the Department of Administration. Statewide, 43,316 home schools operated...

Public record

Man arrested for railroad theft A Wilson County man wanted in connection with the theft of six I-beams from CSX Railroad property located at Aycock Acres Road outside Fremont has been apprehended by Wilson County law enforcement. Wilson County authorities...

Goldsboro City Council to think about new club request

Goldsboro City Council decided at Monday night's work session to think a little bit more about a proposal for a new nightclub in the city. Randy Guthrie, development services director for the city, reported to the council that an...

Concert planned to benefit local children's camp

A benefit concert featuring The Peter Mayer Group on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the campus of Johnston Community College. Proceeds from the event will go Comfort Zone Camp, a bereavement camp...

Conference: Hope exists for growing Alzheimer's problem

With an estimated 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's disease, early diagnosis is imperative, said the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Caregiver Education Conference hosted by Alzheimer's North Carolina Inc. on Tuesday. Dr. Dan Kaufer, associate professor of...