Log in

Sign up

November 7, 2010 archives

View Archive

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Final preparations made for memorial

Members of the trustees for the Wayne Memorial Association plan to break "hallowed" ground on Veterans Day -- marking the beginning of construction on a monument meant to honor those sons of Wayne County who never made it home from...

Low-income residents will get energy-saving advice from company

More than 1,700 low-income Wayne County residents will receive a free home energy efficiency upgrade, thanks to a community partnership with Progress Energy. Progress Energy Carolinas created the Neighbor-hood Energy Saver low-income energy efficiency program to help customers keep their...

Commission to eye 2011 capital costs

A preliminary capital improvement plan for Wayne County that would include a new home for Mount Olive's Steele Memorial Library and the county Health Department and Services on Aging is expected to be presented to county commissioners when they...

County students speak 27 languages

The number of foreign-speaking students in Wayne County Public Schools continues to climb, as do the students exiting the English as a Second Language program after passing the state's proficiency test. Hope Meyerhoeffer, director of the ESL program for...

Motorcycle toy runs start holiday charitable efforts

Santa Claus didn't have eight tiny reindeer with him when he pulled into Shelton's Harley-Davidson Saturday afternoon, but he did have more than 400 bikers backing him up with boxes of toys. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, and an entire...

Dudley man dies in high speed wreck

DUDLEY -- A 22-year-old Dudley man died Saturday in a high-speed wreck on Outlaw Road in southern Wayne County. Juan Deigo Cruz Esquivel of Caraway Creek Road in Dudley reportedly lost control of his Ford Mustang while traveling on...

Blood drives

The students at Carver Elementary and Eastern Wayne Middle schools may not be old enough to donate blood, but that doesn't stop them from sponsoring blood drives. Both schools will have blood drives Nov. 23 from 2 to 6:30...

Goldsboro writer wins award for history book

Emily Weil of Goldsboro received the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians Inc. at a recent awards banquet in Mooresville. The award was for her book, "Cornwallis' Campaign: Wilmington to Yorktown." The...

New laws will affect N.C. drivers in December

Starting next month a license plate frame or cover that obscures certain parts of a vehicle's plate could cost the vehicle's owner up to $100. The new law is one of several passed by the General Assembly affecting the...

Albertson Fox Hunt and Stew Fest

Willie Rouse of Albertson fills a cup with some of his famous fish stew during the annual Albertson Fox Hunt and Stew Fest. The event is held to help raise money for the local library. Other vendors were on hand...

Warsaw Veterans Parade

Members of the Dunn Clowns strut their stuff during the annual Warsaw Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Thousands of people line the streets along the parade route to get a peek of the nation's oldest Veterans Parade....

Towns ask for tax collection help

The Duplin County tax office could take over one element of delinquent tax collection for county municipalities. Most Duplin towns were represented recently at the meeting where Wallace Mayor Charlie Farrior asked the commissioners to take on the task, which...

Cancer Society offers program to help patients look good, feel better

The Wayne County Unit of the American Cancer Society is now offering a free program designed to help women undergoing cancer treatments with the cosmetic effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The Look Good....Feel Better program teaches women...

Students turn ceramic art into community service project

Northeast Elementary School students are turning an art project into a community service project. Cindy Kimble's art classes were enlisted to help students from Wayne Early/Middle College High School in an honors leadership development class. Seniors Heath Radford, Mallory...

Local educators speak at Red Cross conference

Wayne County educators, Melissa Lewis of Spring Creek High School, and Faye Davis of Charles B. Aycock High School, were featured speakers at the American Red Cross' iGive, weLive 2010 All High School Conference. It was held recently in...

Duplin plant to receive grant for 89 jobs

BEULAVILLE -- A state grant will help a Duplin County plant add 89 jobs and make a $3.4 million investment over the next three years. Gov. Bev Perdue Friday afternoon announced that Precision Hydraulic Cylinders Inc. (PHC), a leading...

Drive nets local organization $9,815 in school supplies

A school supplies drive organized by Communities in Schools has generated more than $9,815 worth of items for distribution throughout the school system, said Sudie Davis. The "Stuff the Bus" campaign kicked off in August with a large blue school...

Volunteers can help local cancer patients on their 'Road to Recovery'

The American Cancer Society in Wayne County is looking for volunteers for its Road to Recovery program to help drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment, is their...

Local survivors offer helping hand to breast cancer patients

When someone hears those dreaded words, "You have cancer," they may go through a myriad of emotions from feeling overwhelmed, vulnerable and alone, to confused and even numb. The American Cancer Society can help with the Reach to Recovery...