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Architect hiring for library is delayed

MOUNT OLIVE -- Selection of an architect for a new library here has been halted, at least for the next 30 days, while the county awaits word on local legislation that would allow the use of design/build for the library...

Prize hunt

Hannah Elizabeth Dawson, 7, of Goldsboro, struggles to pop open an Easter egg she collected during the Eggstravaganza Saturday morning in Herman Park....

Joe (and Michael's) gift

PIKEVILLE -- It has been eight years since Sandi and Mike Lugo lost two of their three children in a car accident. They still miss them every day. While the tragedy of losing their children will never be erased from...

Wayne County Health Department program receives honors

Wayne County Health Department has been recognized for its efforts to promote a healthier start for babies and mothers -- breastfeeding. Two awards were recently received from the N.C. Breastfeeding Coalition, the Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award and Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace...

Jail number dropping

The inmate population at Wayne County Detention Center recently dropped to 180 inmates, a remarkable low point, county officials say, since the population climbed to 250 in early February. Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones said the population decrease is...

Farm equipment will be on display at fairgrounds as part of show

The days of small tractors tilling and plowing the land might be gone, but the Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club aims to keep the tractors running and the memories fresh. Club President Larry Lassiter said reminding the public...

City report keeps tabs on water

When the city sends its drinking water report to its water customers each year along with their monthly bill, it's often just tossed aside as trash. With more than half a dozen tables and words like "turbidity" and "trihalo-methanes"...

Commissioners decide against changing name of local roadway

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning declined to change the name of Harper Ham Road after members of the Ham family spoke against the change during a public hearing. No one spoke in favor of the change. The county had...

Mount Olive College sets date for 57th Spring Commencement

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will graduate approximately 350 students at its 57th spring commencement on Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena. Commencement speaker will be the Dr. Kay Albertson,...

Southern Bank's Gipson recognized

Dene Gipson, customer service representative in Mount Olive, was honored as Division I CSR of the Year at Southern Bank's Annual Best Bankers Event held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., recently. Mrs. Gipson is a graduate of Rosewood High School. She...

Pickles take center stage at festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- Residents are preparing for what could be a six-fold increase in the town's population this Saturday as the town pays homage to all things pickle during the 25th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival. Sponsored by the...

Strawberry plucking

Shaakira Newkirk, 11, helps her cousin Keronwie Leftdwrige, 13, pick strawberries Saturday at the Elroy Farm Market on U.S. 70 East. Warm temperatures have led the plants to ripen and fields not damaged by recent hailstorms are full of...

Tree planting

Representatives from Meadow Lane Elementary School fourth-grade classrooms Mason Britt, Anansi Stephens, Anthony G. King Jr., Sojourner Young, Taylor Gaspard and Zyru Webb plant a shrub, adding to a garden outside the school building. The shrub was planted to...

Junior Livestock Show and Sale this week

The Wayne County Livestock Association will sponsor its annual Junior Livestock Show and Sale this week at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Pens will be set up Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, events will start at 8 a.m. with...

GATEWAY weighs moving personnel

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority is asking county commissioners to take on GATEWAY personnel as county employees as another step in not only restructuring the transit system, but making it a quasi-county department. If commissioners go along with the plan,...

Daniels and Daniels, architect Hobbs honored for work at Fort Macon

The North Carolina Department of Administration and the State Construction Office awarded the Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Project Implementation for projects over $5,000,000 to Daniels and Daniels Construction Co., and Hobbs Architects, P.A. The awards were presented at...

Diapering for the record books

Kate Burt from Rhode Island was in Goldsboro this weekend to spend some time with her grandchildren before their dad is deployed to Korea next week. "I came down to visit and go to an Easter egg hunt," she said....

Central HS/EWHS alumni homecoming May 27-29

Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni & Friends will observe its 39th annual homecoming May 27-29. Central classes of 1941, 1951 and 1961 and the Eastern Wayne classes of 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 will be honored. The banquet will be held...