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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Too young to know, Maleea just smiles

MOUNT OLIVE -- Maleea didn't stir when her father ran a hand across her cheek -- when he wrapped her fingers in his own and asked her for a smile. But when Bobby Gaines Jr. worked a pacifier out...

Group hopes to bring cool jazz to downtown Goldsboro

By the time the new year rolls in, the smooth sounds of jazz may be reverberating through downtown if Ron Martin and his associates, the Premier Group, are able to make their plans a reality. Martin, Mauricio "Lobo" Howell...

Officials taking look at Cherry after patient was groped

Investigators from the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare were back at Cherry Hospital Thursday, this time to look into an incident in which an adult patient groped an adolescent patient. The incident, officials with the state Department of...

DOT looks at other local projects

The following projects were included in the Transportation Improvement Plan * Central Heights Road: Widen to three lanes a section in front of Eastern Wayne Middle School, $150,000 in 2012. * Country Day Road: Grade, drain, base, pave-construct right turn...

N.C. DOT plans improvements to two U.S. 117 South intersections

The traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 117 South and O'Berry Road in Dudley will be removed as part of major hazard elimination projects there and at the highway's intersection with Country Club Road just north of Mount...

Abstinence essay contest celebrates successful year

Melissa Eller learned about the Health Department's abstinence essay contest at school and decided over spring break to enter. "I've always loved writing and have a great respect for the power of words," she said. She approached the project...

WCC to hold financial literacy sessions

Wayne Community College will conduct nine Financial Literacy Loan counseling sessions in the next few weeks. The sessions are required for anyone interested in applying for a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, low-interest loans to eligible students. Sessions...

Paramount to host Miss N.C. Welcome Home event, fundraiser

It's been a hectic first few weeks in her reign as Miss North Carolina, but Goldsboro's own Hailey Best says she's looking forward to returning to her hometown next week. The Welcome Home, Miss North Carolina event will take...

Photography contest added to Sweet Potato Festival

A photography contest has been added to the 2011 North Carolina Sweet Potato Festival to be held this fall in Snow Hill. The contest is open to all photographers. Photographs of Greene County are preferable and may include sweet...

GlenCare officially hit with $16,000 fine

MOUNT OLIVE -- The owners of GlenCare, an assisted living center where six residents died from hepatitis-related deaths, has been fined $16,000 by the state. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services levied the fine on Wednesday, but...

Out of 16 schools in Duplin County, only one achieves its 2010-11 AYP

KENANSVILLE -- With only one of 16 schools making Adequate Yearly Progress for 2010-11, Duplin County has become another casualty to the state's rising target goals for schools. The numbers released Thursday were only preliminary, but Duplin schools spokeswoman...

Fire reports

In the past week, the Goldsboro Fire Department responded to 32 calls, including two house fires, both of which involved a police investigation. Of the calls made between July 15 and July 21, 10 were false alarms, seven were vehicle...

Fremont board settles schedule issue between manager, chief

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board accepted a new police schedule created by Chief Paul Moats at a town hall meeting earlier last week. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie had notified officers earlier his month that he would be setting...

Public record

Man injured in Friday shooting A Goldsboro man has been taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital for gunshot wounds he received around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Miguel Valdez Phillips, 23, of East New Hope Road, was found by Goldsboro police at...

Fair officials changing demolition derby rules

With plans to change some of the rules governing the annual demolition derby at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, drivers and fair officials said they're not sure what the event will look like in the fall. But they agree...

Camp Liberty wraps up week of teaching about U.S. founding

At first glance, the group of children rehearsing for a program at Victory Free Will Baptist Church late Saturday morning could have been part of a Vacation Bible School class. Except it was an all-patriotic agenda. "Camp Liberty," a...

Arts Council preparing to move into downtown digs

The heart of the arts in Wayne County will move further into the county seat's center later this month as the Arts Council of Wayne County prepares to begin the next chapter in its 47-year history. Arts Council Director...