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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Veterans Affairs rural health team coming to Goldsboro

Veterans in the Goldsboro area can enroll in the VA health care system, receive health screenings and health information, and find out about various services available to them through the Veterans Health Administration from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical...

Eagles' Class of 2011 soars

One of Kelly Best's parting memories of Rosewood as she prepared to graduate Friday night was far removed from academics. "My medal broke about 10 minutes ago," the valedictorian said as the seniors lined up in the gym. "Coach (Ryan)...

Gator grads ready to make a difference

MOUNT OLIVE -- James Beavers of Seven Springs and Ryan Viverette of Snow Hill have known each other since starting kindergarten together 13 years ago at Spring Creek Elementary. Saturday morning Beavers, valedictorian, and Viverette, co-salutatorian, clutched and glanced...

Mount Olive budget doesn't include explanation of 'tax increase'

MOUNT OLIVE -- Property owners here will pay more in town property taxes next year even though the $5.1 million budget approved Monday night by commissioners did not raise the town's current tax rate of 59 cents per $100 of...

Five Wayne high schools hold graduations

It was the perfect weekend for a graduation -- except for a few bolts of lightning and some thunder threatening during the final minutes of Rosewood's ceremony on Friday, the weather cooperated for the outdoor events and each went off...

Mother proves it is never too late

Crystal Cogdell has come a long way -- from being a drug addict to an honor graduate. But she is just as proud of the fact that three of her daughters are also graduates this spring. Ms. Cogdell, of Dudley,...

Cougars prepare for their future

A large crowd of family and friends cheered loudly Saturday morning as Goldsboro High School's Class of 2011 walked across the football field to take their seats near the 50-yard line to start the anticipated graduation ceremony. For the...

Homes still sought for foreign students

Families in the Wayne County area interested in providing a home for French and Spanish students visiting eastern North Carolina over the next few week are urged to contact Prof. Frederic Fladenmuller at East Carolina University. Several students are...

Warriors celebrate graduation day

The mood was palpable for Zsa'vae Phillips and Shantay Johnson at Eastern Wayne's commencement ceremony Saturday morning. The two friends stood between the bleachers on the home side of the Warrior Stadium, checking their programs occasionally before peering back...

Lack of rain takes toll on corn crop

Summer is ahead of schedule and the heat it has brought is wreaking havoc on the corn crop in Wayne County. Despite a light rainfall Friday morning, many farmers believe they could lose their crop within a week without...

Duplin commissioners won't cut emergency services

KENANSVILLE -- After a storm of rebukes and pleas from Duplin County residents at a public hearing Monday night, the county commissioners voted not to make any cuts to Emergency Medical Services. The commissioners had originally proposed a budget that...

Constitutional seminars planned

Officials with the Wayne County chapter of Citizens for Constitutional Liberties, often called the "Tea Party" are sponsoring a series of seminars to assist local residents interested in learning of the primary purposes of the United States' Founding Fathers in...

Young Falcons take first flights

"Nothing but jubilation" is what Jarrod James felt Saturday morning as he stepped off Charles B. Aycock High School's football field in his white graduation gown. Hugging his family, the graduate said he is ready now to take everything he...

Mayor: New city manager is a good fit

Mayor Al King had already overseen the hiring of one city manager during his time as mayor, so when the process began again this spring, he foresaw a lot of discussion as he envisioned each of the seven voting...

Arrest made in city shooting

Tremayne Malik Lane, 18, of Royal Drive, Dudley, was arrested Friday by Goldsboro police and charged in the May shooting that sent six people to the hospital. Lane, of Royal Drive in Dudley, was charged with 10 counts of...