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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Assistance available to replace lost food

Starting Monday and continuing through Friday Wayne County residents can apply for Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps). The assistance also is available to people not currently receiving assistance. In the days following Hurricane Irene,...

Schools release 10-day numbers

Officials are still sifting through enrollment numbers to determine whether, or where, any staffing shifts might occur following the start of another school year. Classes for most Wayne County Public Schools' students resumed on Aug. 24. Since then, officials...

Olive Garden a step closer; Sears Auto is set for move

The final barrier preventing Olive Garden from coming to Goldsboro should be gone within the next two to three months, a spokesperson for Sears said. Sears Auto Center on North Berkeley Boulevard will move to a location on the...

Mount Olive College holds hurricane-delayed ceremony

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ray Brinchek of Kenly hated seeing his wife come home from work, weary and greasy from her job working on heavy equipment at Caterpillar. More than once, he asked why she didn't return to college to better...

Bids being reviewed for Streetscape project

Although the bids were opened Sept. 6, Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie Thompson said she and her associates were not prepared to make a recommendation for the Center Street Streetscape project to the City Council at the meeting...

One who made it home

From a seat hovering just above his fighter jet -- and some 27,000 feet above MiG Alley -- Michael DeArmond watched his burning F-86 explode. Moments later, the pilot was unconscious. And he was falling. "I fell ... to 18,000...

Chamber kicks off fundraising campaign

A lively kickoff ceremony for the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's new fundraising effort Thursday began a seven-week campaign as the chamber seeks to solidify itself as a financially strong entity to assist businesses in the area. The chamber...

Medicaid patients face cuts in exams

Medicaid patients are being encouraged to enroll with a primary card provider to offset state cuts in coverage for eye exams and glasses, as well as some dental treatments, when the cuts become effective in October. The situation concerns...

Program seeking county children

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County is taking applications for the North Carolina Pre-K Program. The program serves children who are at risk and prepares them for success in school. The state-funded program serves children who turn 4...

A wall of tribute

More than 100 service members from eastern North Carolina are memorialized on the traveling Vietnam Wall. The memorial, which will be located through today in Emma Webb Park in Kinston, is a miniature version of the wall in Washington,...

Honoring their grandparents

Amanda Faison hugs her granddaughter, Zamia Lofton, during School Street Elementary School's "Tribute to Grandparents." The event was in recognition of Grandparents' Day. The grandparents in attendance were honored by their grandchildren through songs and speeches....

Nominations sought for awards

The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilies will hold its Annual Awards Luncheon on Oct. 20 at noon at Herman Park Center at Ash Street. There are five awards given this year: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year,...

Gospel singer explores faith, life's challenges in new book

Dr. Janice Brown has seen some trouble in her lifetime. Married young and having two children soon after, she caught her husband cheating. She tells of being hit in the mouth, having her two front teeth "knocked in" and being...

DAR will mark Constitution Week beginning Monday

The David Williams Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is observing Constitution Week, which commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Churches will ring their bells. There will be a display at the Wayne County...

City Council to eye proposals to close roads at crossings

A study on traffic concerning the closing of some roads at rail crossings in the city will be discussed during the work session of the Goldsboro City Council Monday at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Addition at 200...