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WEMCHS finalist in bid for Obama

Wayne Early/Middle College High School is one of six public high schools in the country vying for the chance to have President Obama speak at graduation. The White House and the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday its list of...

Churches question Mount Olive College practices

Faced with a resolution that would split their denomination over the policies and practices of Mount Olive College, a group of area Original Free Will Baptist ministers is holding a series of meetings beginning Monday to address the issues...

Pig in the Park

The Kearney family of Rosewood, with their Haulin' Hog Catering team, might have taken first place at the second annual Pig in the Park on Saturday, but the real winners were the youth of Wayne County. All of the...

Building permits up so far in Goldsboro for 2011

Building permit and inspection totals have increased from their 2010 levels, which Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said could mean the city is shaking off its recession hangover. Totals through the first three months of this year were well ahead...

County Democrats hold their convention

Wayne County Democrats vowed Saturday to rebound after last year's resounding defeats at the polls and chose a new chairman to lead the local party for the next two years. Stephanie Kornegay was unanimously elected chairman of the party,...

916th airman chosen to jump with Golden Knights at air show

If only for the next few days, AnneTaylor Hand likely won't be thinking too much about her upcoming stint in Afghanistan with members of the 916th Air Refueling Wing's Security Forces detail. The airman has something else weighing on her...

Students to carry safe driving message

With high schools across Wayne County either in or about to enter prom season, the state Highway Patrol is making its annual push to promote safe teen driving. This year, though, troopers in Wayne County are taking a unique...

Public record

That's not what friends are for A 28-year-old man filed a report with Goldsboro police on an armed robbery on Thursday, saying the man who robbed him had pretended to want to be his friend. The victim told police...

Sychtysz new Walnut Creek manager

The board of directors of the Walnut Creek Country Club has announced the employment of David Sychtysz as general manager. Sychtysz comes to Wayne County from Cavalry Golf and Country Club in Syracuse, N.Y., the largest private golf club in...

Jaycees are accepting nominations for awards

The Goldsboro Jaycees are currently accepting nominations for outstanding citizens in several categories. The nominees selected will be recognized locally at the Jaycees Annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet on May 23. The nominees for Outstanding North Carolinian should demonstrate exemplary...

Disability Walk to be held May 4

The 15th annual Hall Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities, will be held May 4. The event will start with registration at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 204 E. Chestnut St., beginning...

Farmers market opens

George Glisson holds his granddaughter Addie Olson, 15 months, while talking to Tim Norris about composting using earth worms during the first Farmers Market of the year at Plum Tree Marketplace on George Street in Goldsboro. Norris is one...

Thirteen Wayne students awarded Teaching Fellows Scholarships

Thirteen students from Wayne County Public Schools have been awarded North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarships. Each year, 500 scholarships are presented to outstanding students with aspirations of becoming educators. The $26,000 scholarship loan from the state is broken down...

All-county chorus Tuesday

The Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual All-County Choral Festival this week, featuring approximately 280 choral members in the showcase. It will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Goldsboro High School, with 29 schools represented. Choral...