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Sunday, January 9, 2011

County prepares for snow ... just in case

Wayne County dodged the snowstorm that had been predicted Friday night, sending many residents into grocery stores to stock up on staples, but now must brace for the possibility of one that will materialize Monday into Tuesday. Several grocery stores...

Schools prepared for budget stresses

Despite a snarled state budget and slowdowns to construction during 2010, Wayne County Public Schools continues to keep pace in providing a quality education, superintendent Dr. Steve Taylor said. "As far as testing, the ABCs and No Child Left Behind,...

Stars get set for county's dance battle

Twenty-six "stars" from the community have signed on for the "Dancing With Wayne County Stars" spring fundraiser to benefit local education programs, organizers said Friday. "Right now, we're doing actually quite well," said Dr. Charles Zwerling of Top Hat Studio,...

Wayne librarians chosen 'emerging leaders'

Brandon Robbins, teen librarian at the Goldsboro branch of the Wayne County Public Library, and Sharon Michie, branch manager of Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive, are attending the American Library Association's midwinter meeting in San Diego this week....

Visitation Day set for Jan. 17 at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Potential students are encouraged to attend the next visitation day at Mount Olive College on Monday, Jan. 17. Registration begins in the Lois K. Murphy Center at 9 a.m. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour...

Rouzer co-chair of ag committee

RALEIGH -- Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, announced Friday that upon convening the 2011-2012 session of the General Assembly he will name Sen. David Rouzer of Johnston and Wayne counties and Sen. Don East of Surry County as co-chairmen...

Progress Energy offers solar program

RALEIGH -- Progress Energy Carolinas is now offering incentives to North Carolina residential customers who install and own solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at their homes, under the utility's new SunSense(r) Solar PV program. Launched this week, the SunSense Solar PV...

Guard's employer award deadline near

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The beginning of the new year marks the final two weeks for North Carolina Guard and Reserve members and their families to nominate supportive employers for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. North Carolina...

Ministers learn how to counsel veterans

The day started with a warning. What was coming would be difficult, and Tommy Watson knew it. If we cry, he said, it will be all right. We will cry together. And indeed, before a day-long program was over at...

Goldsboro native receives Freedom Award

Goldsboro native Dorothy Cotton recently received the National Freedom Award in Memphis, Tenn. The Ithaca, N.Y., resident, now 80, was honored for her work in civil rights and social change. She was the education director for the Southern Christian Leadership...

EWHS cheerleaders perform at Gator Bowl

It may have only been a six-minute performance for the Eastern Wayne High School cheerleading squad, but participating in the half-time show at the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day will be a memory that will last a lifetime. Twenty-four...

Development Alliance campaign tops goal

The Wayne County Development Alliance's Impact Wayne Campaign has secured $1,488,750 in pledges -- 15 percent over its $1.3 million goal. The alliance officially introduced the campaign and its five-year strategic plan to implement an aggressive public/private economic development...