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Sunday, May 29, 2011

County to remember fallen heroes

Flags have already been placed on the graves of those Wayne County residents who served their country, but there are still several opportunities for locals to commemorate Memorial Day. And those area veterans who have been planning their respective...

Alumni bridging the gap

Five-year-old Kimya Easley has a simple philosophy when it comes to parades -- the best ones are where they give out candy. "I have lollipops and this (candy). I just looked at (the band). I like the flag girls,"...

Old friends reunited, new ones made

Saturday afternoon's rain might have sent members of the Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni and Friends seeking shelter under tents and in their cars, but even then they still reminisced as they renewed friendships and made new ones. Prior to the...

New Asperger's school captures interest, funds

As soon as it was made public that Wayne County will have a new school for children with Asperger's syndrome, Nancy Black was flooded with phone calls and e-mails from interested families. She said she has also been approached to...

Wayne Country Day seniors take next steps to the future

For the 20 seniors who took home diplomas from Wayne Country Day Friday, their passage to adulthood also was marked by their alma mater's impending transformation. Just after the tassels were turned on the graduation caps and the last speech...

School of Engineering honors its first graduating class

Jerry Gurgainous II felt like he was in a whole new world of opportunities when he stepped through the doors of Wayne School of Engineering for the first time four years ago. He felt the same way as he walked...

Fans available for heat relief

A limited number of fans are available through the Fan Heat Relief Program from WAGES (580-1790) and Wayne County Services on Aging (731-1591). Applicant Eligibility Criteria: * Must reside in Wayne County; * Must be an adult: 60 years...

Students say goodbye to Wayne Christian Academy -- their 'second home'

For Wayne Christian School graduate Lindsey Whaley, walking out of the gym doors for the last time after Saturday's commencement ceremonies truly was the end of an era. Every weekday morning, ever since she was eight weeks old, Lindsey...

Suicide support group to start

A new suicide support group is being started in Goldsboro. The new organization, Touched by Suicide Support Group, will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church, 300 Country Day Road. Meetings...

Mayor recalls start of proposal to annex

How did the Goldsboro City Council -- and city government -- come up with the idea to annex the Buck Swamp and Falling Brook areas? The city's mayor said the suggestion was first made during a trip back from...

First Seymour Johnson AFB public information officer dies

Lt. Col. Gerald M. Holland, 82, died last week in Springfield, Va. Holland was the first assigned public information officer during the reactivation of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. He was reassigned from Saudi Arabia and arrived at Seymour...

Public record

Shots fired on roadway A 21-year-old man reported to Goldsboro police that someone fired shots into the vehicle he was driving in the 500 block of Wayne Avenue around 11:20 Thursday. According to the police report, the vehicle had...

Mount Olive sets hearing on budget

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town commissioners met for less than 15 minutes Thursday night to accept the town's $4.7 million draft budget and establish a public hearing on the proposal for June 6. The budget public hearing is expected to...

Wayne's jobless number is stable

Wayne County was among 17 counties in North Carolina to see no change in unemployment rates from March until April as the countywide percentage remained at 8.3 percent according to Friday's report from the Employment Security Commission of North...