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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Enrollment still on rise at Wayne Community College

Student numbers at Wayne Community College continue to climb, Dr. Kay Albertson, college president, told the board of trustees Tuesday night. The fall enrollment has surpassed last year's, she said, and continuing education is also reflecting the trend. Currently, fall...

Heart Walk planned for Saturday in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Peggy Hester can remember a time when she could count on one hand the number of walkers, including herself, in the Mount Olive Area Heart Walk. The walk, a tradition here since 1971, is now numbered...

Rain, rain on way

Wayne County can expect another drenching of 4 to 6 inches of rain between now and tomorrow afternoon as a fast-moving tropical depression sweeps across the state. While the heavy rains could produce some flooding, the storm that quickly...

Fair prep

Marco Ortega of Powers Great American Midways cleans a carousel horse as he prepares the ride for the 62nd annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair that begins Thursday. This year's fair will feature 48 rides, 35 food vendors and 35...

Wayne Community College budget now set at $34 million

The Wayne Community College board of trustees approved a $34 million budget Tuesday night and briefly discussed beautification efforts at the college. The budget, which reflects $21.5 million from state and federal sources and $3.5 million from the county, actually...

What does forecast mean for Wayne Regional Fair?

Wayne Regional Fair Manager Milton Ingram said this morning that rain moving across the area could make opening day Thursday "iffy" but that fair officials are hoping for the best. Forecasts call for skies to clear Thursday afternoon. The gates...

City man arrested on five sex abuse charges

A Goldsboro man has been charged with several sexual offenses by both the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the Goldsboro Police Department. Willie Brewington, 45, of Thoroughfare Road, was arrested Monday and charged with attempted first-degree rape and two counts...

Mount Olive College changes Alumni Weekend

MOUNT OLIVE -- Alumni Weekend at Mount Olive College, originally a part of the Pickle Classic basketball tournament activities, has grown so successful that it will now have its own identity. "We tried to pack so many things in...

DOT: Rain requires careful driving

RALEIGH -- Heavy rains associated with the tropical depression off the coast of North Carolina could result in flash flooding along roadways over the next few days causing dangerous driving conditions. The storm is expected to dump 4 to...

Woman watches out for, saves neighbor

Margaret Davenport Gibbs likes knowing what's going on around her apartment building on Beech Street, and her attentiveness recently saved a neighbor's life. The 76-year-old was the first to notice when a strange smell started coming from a neighboring...

Queen of the Fair contestants

The contestants for the 2010 Queen of the Fair pageant are, first row, from left, MacKenzie Malham, Sarah Wyse, Diamond Ferrer, Sara Boltinhouse, Mitzi Artega, Candice Jackson and Kimber Pender. On the second row, from left, are Chelece Dobson, Sarah...