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Sunday, January 22, 2012

United Way chief: Changes will not curtail funding

Despite changes in the procedure by which local organizations will receive money beginning next year, United Way of Wayne County Executive Director Stephen Parr doesn't anticipate any significant changes in donations or the distribution of funds to nonprofits. Parr...

Relationship expert to speak at MOC on Monday night

David Coleman, America's Dating Doctor, will be on the Mount Olive College campus on Monday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. in Southern Bank Auditorium to give his award winning lecture "Making Relationships Matter." Coleman spends his time traveling to colleges...

Progress Energy plant on the rise

As many as 1,100 construction workers have been on site at Progress Energy's new $900 million natural gas-fired power plant, well above the 500 construction jobs that had been anticipated when the project was first announced in August of 2009....

Miss Spring Creek Pageant set for Feb. 4

The 2012 Miss Spring Creek Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $10 at the door. Donations are still being accepted to help with scholarship opportunities. For more information or...

Marshall Tucker Band coming to Duplin Events Center

Celebrating its 40th year as a group, the Marshall Tucker Band will bring its jazzy southern rock sound to the Duplin County Events Center Jan. 27. Led by singer Doug Gray and the late Tommy and Toy Caldwell, the...

Mount Olive girl wounded in drive-by shooting

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 12-year-old girl was injured when she was struck by a bullet after her home was riddled with gunfire early Friday morning while she, her mother and four other adults were asleep, according Mount Olive police....

Genealogy workshop to be held at Aycock Birthplace

FREMONT -- A Genealogy Workshop for Beginners is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site. Debra Blake and Chris Meekins from the state Office of Archives and History will give an overview...

Duplin County Agribusiness Dinner set for Jan. 30

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Agribusiness Council will hold its annual dinner meeting on Monday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lois G. Britt Agricultural Center in Duplin Commons, across from James Sprunt Community College. The keynote speaker will...

Wayne County Public Schools hope for better economy

No matter how tough things get for the public schools, Dr. Steven Taylor, schools superintendent, tries to remain upbeat. It sets the tone, he said. "Being in a leadership position, we have to remain positive," he said. Whether it's...

City Council to eye Center Street project

The Center Street Streetscape projects is expected to get an extensive look during the Goldsboro City Council's Monday work session ahead of its regular meeting at 7 p.m. The session will begin at 5 p.m. in the City Hall...

Alzheimer's evening support group being formed

A new evening support group is being formed for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or related dementias. An existing daytime group currently meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. in the parlor of St. Paul...