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Sunday, January 29, 2012

How does Wayne County protect Seymour Johnson AFB?

It wasn't news that local leaders -- or residents -- thought they would hear for years to come. But Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delivered it anyway Thursday afternoon. And while his proposed round of base closures would only come to...

County sends final list to radio system vendor

Whether or not Wayne County's new $10 million emergency radio system is complete might be a sticking point between the county and the company doing the work, but there has been no mention of legal action by either party, Wayne...

Crimes in city steady in 2011

Goldsboro police Interim Chief Jeff Stewart said the 2011 crime statistics released by his department this month show steady and satisfactory results from the patrol and investigative divisions. The violent crime index, which includes murders, rapes and aggravated assaults,...

Wayne Community College sends two more cannons to Fort Macon

Two more Civil War replica cannons have been crafted by Wayne Community College students and are being taken to Fort Macon State Park in time for its 150th Civil War Re-enactment in April. Machining and welding students followed plans...

Science fair winners

Only those grades three and older were eligible to attend the regional competition at UNC-Wilmington Feb. 11. The following were winners in individual categories. * the 12 local winners chosen to move on to the regional level. K-2: First place,...

Science made fun

Nicholas Yelverton's project in Saturday's science fair was based on simple logic. "I thought it would be fun," he said, "because I like to build with Legos." The fifth-grader at Fremont STARS Elementary School explained his entry in the...

Good for the eyes

Downtown Lions Club member Carolyn Kirkland administers a free near-vision test to Randall Lloyd inside the Lions Club Vision Van at Herman Park Saturday. The Downtown Lions Club has offered free vision screenings to people for the last 10...

Ten to compete for Miss Spring Creek on Saturday

Ten contestants will vie for the title of Miss Spring Creek 2012 at the Paramount Theater Saturday night at 6 p.m. The 10 contestants are: * Grecia Aguirre, a 16-year-old junior and the daughter of Olinda Palacios and Saul...

Wayne AYP scores drop, but still tops in region

Fewer Wayne County public schools met the raised benchmarks for the federal No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2010-11 school year. However, the system still achieved well enough to rank second among the state's 20 largest...

AARP offering tax help to seniors

Free tax counseling and simple income tax preparation for senior citizens and taxpayers with low incomes will be available from AARP Tax-Aide counselors at the Wayne County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 31. Help will be...