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Sunday, September 4, 2011

A chance to get ahead

Wayne Community College is in the process of transforming its dual enrollment programs -- classes providing high school and college credit. Two of the more well-known offerings have been cooperative education and Jump Start, allowing students to advance through...

Domestic violence suspect shot by county SWAT team

A Wayne County man was shot by a SWAT team sniper Friday after threatening a Fremont family and firing at sheriff's deputies. On Friday, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Wayne County Sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic dispute call at...

Petitions aren't in the hands of residents

Officials at the Wayne County Board of Elections are still awaiting preclearance before they mail petitions gauging property owner opinion about the deannexation of Goldsboro's Phase 11 area. The area, which includes Fallingbrook and other residential neighborhoods on and...

First ATV race draws crowd to Busco Beach

Not bad for a soybean field. Nearly 11 months ago, Jack Bennett envisioned building a dirt track in hopes of drawing more attention to Busco Beach. He talked extensively with the Goldsboro/Wayne County Travel and Tourism Board and officials...

Tree removal now big business

Hurricane Irene left a swath of downed trees across eastern North Carolina, creating a demand for people who specialize in removing them. One such expert is Russ Hubbell, owner of Directional Falling. For Hubbell, the damage from Irene, coupled...

County works to make sure food is safe after power goes out

Even when he's not officially on duty, inspecting area food stands, Shane Smith, program coordinator for food and lodging with Wayne County Health Department, pays attention to how area businesses are conducting their operations. So, in the aftermath of...

Norwayne alumni have lot of 'fun' coming back

FREMONT -- Two beloved teachers were chosen as grand marshals for Saturday's 39th annual parade as part of the reunion weekend of Norwayne Alumni and Friends. Olivia West and Doris Joyner, now retired from the school system, both taught...

Soup kitchen, food pantries have little increase in need after storm

Natural disasters often test humanitarian aid groups like soup kitchens and food pantries and their ability to deliver to those in need, but support organizations throughout Wayne County said they weathered the storm with little to no issues when...

3 young women to attend Debutante Ball

Three young women from Goldsboro will be among the179 debutantes presented at the 85th annual North Carolina Debutante Ball, held in Raleigh the weekend of Sept. 9. It is sponsored by the Terpsichorean Club of Raleigh, formed in the 1920s...