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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Stoney Creek Park eyeing usage issues

District 2 Councilman Bob Waller slowly glides along the paths through Stoney Creek Park on his bicycle. His pace is metered and deliberate as he traverses the park, something he does almost daily when the weather permits. He is...

Donna Phillips is new director of Wayne County Public Library

Growing up in Goldsboro, Donna Phillips enjoyed her family's weekly trips to the library on Chestnut Street. On Monday, Mrs. Phillips, who said that now as an adult she appreciates those trips even more, will begin her new duties...

National Night Out set for Tuesday

People throughout Wayne County are invited to meet the lawmen who patrol their neighborhoods and enjoy entertainment and food at the 28th Annual National Night Out. The event will be held at Herman Park from 6 to 9 p.m....

Petitions require second look before mailing

Despite Wayne County Board of Elections Director Vickie Reed saying Monday that her department was on schedule to mail out petitions, property owners in Phase 11 will not receive their letters from the board concerning the removal of their...

New music trail will honor area musical stars

Wayne County is full of talented musicians who have played with some of the greats in the industry, but who remain unknown. But local arts officials say that will soon change with the African-American Music Heritage Trail. The purpose of...

Library series to focus on books by North Carolina authors

NA20110731From staff reports The Goldsboro branch of the Wayne County Public Library will host a nine-week, five-part reading and discussion program this fall as part of the Let's Talk About It program. Created by the North Carolina Center for the...

Duplin to bring county fair back

KENANSVILLE -- After years of waiting, Duplin County residents are getting their fair back this fall. Sponsored by the Duplin County Agribusiness Advisory Council, the fair will be at the county Events Center off N.C. 11, and it will...

Ballet dreams

Tess Allen tried to hold back a smile when Ariana broke the rules. But when, seconds after she turned off the music that signaled to her students that they could run, jump and twirl however they pleased -- and 11...

City Council considers amendment to spot for public comment period

Citizens who have had to sit through presentations, public hearings and reports before they could address the Goldsboro City Council might be getting a reprieve Monday. The council will consider an amendment at Monday's meeting to move the public...

Board of Education will weigh new code for students

The Board of Education is expected to establish a "student code of conduct" Monday night, adopting 30 discipline policies in line with recent action by the General Assembly, which officials hope will keep students in school and reduce suspensions. House...

Alzheimer's caregiver education conference Aug. 23 at Walnut Creek

A Caregiver Education Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The event is being sponsored by Alzheimer's North Carolina Inc.; Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging and the...