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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wilson OFWB churches donate $45,975 to MOC

Members representing Free Will Baptist churches in Wilson County generated $45,975 in gifts to Mount Olive College. One hundred seventy-five people attended the annual College Dinner at Daniels Chapel FWB Church. Churches presented their gifts to the college at...

WCDS kindergarten teacher recognized

In a manner of speaking, Cheryl Warren accidentally became a kindergarten teacher at Wayne Country Day School. "About 18 years ago, I was substituting and they just had a need in the beginning of the year because they had too...

Tax bill deadline looming

Wayne County taxpayers have three weeks remaining in which to pay their property taxes without having to worry about a late penalty. However, they are reminded that the tax office will be closed Dec. 26 through 29 and again on...

WATCH seeking volunteers as patient load continues upswing

One of the busiest medical offices in the county is showing no signs of slowing down. WATCH (Wayne Action Teams for Community Health) which features a clinic at the YMCA and a mobile van that traverses the county, is "swamped,"...

Airmen coming home for holiday

Hundreds of local families were prepared to face Christmas morning know-ing that someone would be missing. Children had been consoled. Husbands and wives had accepted the fact that they would be single parents during one of the most hectic weeks...

Search for Goldsboro police chief ongoing

More than 20 people have thrown their hats into the ring in hopes of being named Goldsboro's next police chief, and City Manager Scott Stevens is expecting many more to apply. The city began accepting applications just over three weeks...

North Carolina qualifies for portion of $500 million early childhood grant

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County might be getting an unexpected boost to its services, as North Carolina was named one of nine states that will share $500 million in grant money for early childhood programs. The official announcement...

Protecting, serving, playing Santa

Local police officers and firefighters took needy children shopping for Christmas on Saturday, with the grownups giving the impression they enjoyed themselves even more than the elated youngsters. Jesse Jernigan is president of the Wayne County Lodge of the...

Peggy Seegars honord by Eastern Council of Governments

Peggy Seegars of Goldsboro was among those honored by the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments at its annual Leadership Awards Banquet Dec. in New Bern Ms. Seegars has served as a Senior Tar Heel Legislator since the inception of...

Local student participates in governor's page program

Nia Kearney of Goldsboro participated in the Governor's Page Program recently, spending a week gaining valuable life experience and providing administrative support as a page for the Department of Commerce. The Governor's Page Program provides students with an opportunity to...

GATEWAY schedule announced

The Christmas and New Year's holiday schedules have been announced for the GATEWAY bus and van services. The bus service will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 23 , while the van service will observe its...

Federal grants announced

Congressman G. K. Butterfield announced Friday the awarding of a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Greene County Health Care. The grant will be used to provide primary health care services to underserved...

Making holiday dreams come true

Thanks to the good will of community members across Wayne County, hundreds of the area's needy children felt the spirit of the Christmas season at the Empty Stocking Fund gift giveaway Saturday. The Whitley family from Rosewood stepped out of...

Offices to be closed for holidays

Federal offices, the post office and banks will be closed Dec. 26 for Christmas and Jan. 2 for New Year's Day, while state offices will be closed Dec. 26 and 27 and Jan. 2. Wayne County Public Schools will dismiss...

City Council to hold public hearings Monday

Five public hearings will highlight the Goldsboro City Council meeting Monday night, with council members seeking the public's input on three conditional use permits, a conditional rezoning request and a noncontiguous annexation request. Franklin Baking Co. is again seeking...

Officials caution: Use care with lights and trees

As the holiday season kicks into full swing, fire officials are hoping residents will take fire-safety precautions during their yuletide celebrations. The U.S. Fire Association says nearly 250 home fires involving Christmas trees occur each year and holiday lights cause...