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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Students float in classroom

Rachel Sauls has an avid interest in marine biology. When she learned about the weeklong Advanced Floating Classroom Program, held this past week at Wayne School of Engineering, it held an immediate appeal, not to mention that it would...

Vote to affect museum, Arts Council, downtown

With the Goldsboro City Council poised to vote on buying the Arts Council of Wayne County's East Ash Street building, the decision is likely to have to impact beyond a potential Air Force museum. It could also have implications for...

A Fourth 'to remember'

For Monica Taylor, the Fourth of July means more this year than a trip to the beach -- a three-day weekend culminated by the skies over Wilmington lighting up with a series of colorful bursts. There is more, she...

Reserve at Bradbury Place bought

Tenants at the Reserve at Bradbury Place may not have noticed any changes at their housing development on New Hope Road, but that's exactly how Matthew Rankin would like it. Rankin, the executive vice president and chief executive officer...

Southern Wayne alumni enjoy second reunion

There were clouds of smoke and the thick scent of warm barbecue sauce wafting throughout Westwood Park in Mount Olive Saturday, but not necessarily because of the marinade on the three dozen chicken wings Reginald McKinney was grilling. The...

Pastor's song picked as new Methodist hymn

Adam Seate uses music to change lives and connect people to God in new and different ways. But through the new United Methodist supplemental hymnal, one piece of his music will affect people for generations to come. "Covenant Prayer"...

Rhodes sworn in

Brian Rhodes, left, is sworn in as Mount Olive's new police chief by Mayor Ray McDonald on Friday. Rhodes, 46, has been acting chief since March, following the retirement of Ralph Schroeder. Rhodes is the town's 29th chief of...

Helms: BPW State Woman of the Year

Joanna S. Helms, president of the Wayne County Development Alliance, has been selected by the N.C. Federation of Business & Professional Women's Club as its 2010-11 State Career Woman of the Year. Mrs. Helms was selected by a group...

Band of Oz Center Jam not rescheduled

The June 16 Center Street Jam featuring the Band of Oz will not be rescheduled, Lara Landers of the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. said Friday. The band couldn't work out a make-up date to fit into the bi-weekly concert...

Sentencing delayed for Duplin man pleading guilty to dogfighting

MOUNT OLIVE -- Sentencing has been delayed until Aug. 1 in the case of a 76-year-old Mount Olive man who in March pleaded guilty to selling, delivering, possessing, training and transporting dogs for the purposes of animal fighting. Harry Louis...

Duplin extending early college concept throughout whole county

KENANSVILLE -- Some might say college isn't for everyone, but Duplin County school officials are at least going to make their students test the waters first. Starting this fall, all five Duplin County high schools will implement an "early...

Public record

Copper taken from A/C unit Copper components were reported stolen from an air conditioner at a home in the 700 block of East Walnut Street between Thursday night and Friday morning. The value of the stolen copper from was listed...

Council likely to vote Tuesday on opening Park Avenue

When the City Council meets Tuesday night for the first time in the 2011-12 fiscal year, it will make decisions on many items it considered for much of 2010-11. A decision is expected concerning the council's next step toward...

Carver reunion all about catching up with old friends

In the Carver Cultural Center cafeteria, Mrs. Beulah Pearson Brewington's chair faced away from the door, but she rarely did. Twisted around in her chair, the Carver High School class of '51 alumna scanned the faces coming through the...