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College plans for largest class in history

The largest graduating class in the history of Wayne Community College will receive diplomas this week, in the second of two commencement ceremonies held by the school. There are an estimated 557 curriculum program candidates for the Wednesday evening ceremony,...

A pioneer waits for his new business to blossom

MOUNT OLIVE -- The first time Mount Olive First Baptist minister Dennis Atwood realized the face of his town was changing was when he was standing at the front of his church one Sunday morning in October and saw...

Mount Olive's newest 'immigrants'

MOUNT OLIVE -- When Edgar Fragelus came to Mount Olive he thought he would be improving his situation. A restaurateur in Miami for nearly 25 years, he had seen his business slump in recent years. So when he heard...

Park gets OK for $125,000 grant

The developments taking place at Stoney Creek Park received a shot in the arm Friday when the North Carolina Recreation & Parks Authority notified Interim Parks and Recreation Director Sherry Archibald that her department's application for a $125,000 grant...

Council approves resolution to OK public notices bill

The Goldsboro City Council has approved a resolution supporting bills in the General Assembly that would end municipalities' requirement to publish public notices in local newspapers. The bills, House Bill 472 and Senate Bill 773, move to amend General...

Mental health agency weighs merger

Wayne County commissioners did not appear to need any convincing by Eastpointe Director Ken Jones that the agency should take a lead role as the state prepares to shrink the number of public mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse...

Wayne students fare well in FFA competition

Nearly 350 high school students from 13 counties converged upon the Wayne Community College campus this past week to participate in the Southeast FFA Regional Rally. Wayne County's representation did well, having a team or individual place in the top...

Talking tractors

Billy Hardy and Harry Hopkins enjoy the warm afternoon Saturday during the Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club show held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of pieces of old-fashioned farm equipment were on display for public viewing, including...

Peek-a-boo

A pair of baby red foxes poke their heads up from their den at the edge of a wooded section of the Mar-Mac community on Thursday afternoon. The mother fox was sitting nearby, keeping a sharp eye on them....

Mayor not sure he will run again

Mayor Al King has known for some time that there wouldn't be an election this year. What he doesn't know is whether he will be a part of the next one -- whenever it finally takes place. Leading up...

Turning tassels

The printed program was explicit in its directions. One asterisk denoted portions of the commencement ceremonies when the audience was to stand. Two meant the spectators gathered in Mount Olive College's Kornegay Arena were to hold their applause until...

United Way plans for 2011 Day of Caring events

United Way of Wayne County will hold its annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 13. The one-day volunteer event connects local businesses, individuals, church groups and civic clubs with the community through volunteering for a service project at...

Homes sought for French, Spanish students

Host families are are being sought in the Goldsboro area between June 24 and July 23 for five high school students from the area of Bilbao, Spain, and five high school students from France between June 18 and July 10...

Still up in the air after 56 years

He remembers piloting a B-52 laden with nuclear weapons into combat areas in Vietnam and enemy combatants firing at him as he dropped off troops in a C-7 Caribou. He remembers flying in 24-hour shifts from the United States...