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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Here she is: Blair Mozingo takes crown

A sold-out crowd filled Paramount Theatre Saturday for a night of glitz and glamour at the 2012 Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant. Blair Mozingo, 22, of Duplin County, was crowned Miss Goldsboro after winning the hearts of the judges. "It...

Roads to get traffic relief

Relief could soon be on the way for motorists who find themselves snarled in traffic bottlenecks on Wayne Memorial Drive and North William Street (U.S. 117). Widening projects for both roads are part of the state's future highway plans, but...

Wish list for county's new senior center on agenda

Wayne County commissioners will hold a workshop session Tuesday on the design-build approach for the county's new Services on Aging building. Bids for the approximately $1 million project are expected to go out within the next 45 days. Tuesday's session...

Council will rediscuss grant

Monday will be a busy day in City Hall as the Goldsboro City Council will hold an extra session along with its regularly scheduled council meeting and work session to discuss, again, the city's preapplication for a grant. The...

School under fire for finances

PIKEVILLE -- A private school for children with Asperger's syndrome has come under fire for failing to pay its teachers and because of some concerns about its curriculum. But Steve Smith, board chairman for Asperger Connection, disputes the complaints,...

Author to discuss book at Wayne Community College today

A Southern debutante in New York City makes for good fodder, and Jane Borden chronicled that in her first book, which she will discuss this afternoon at Wayne Community College. Ms. Borden, niece of local businessman Ed Borden, grew up...

Mount Olive town board member can run for one seat only

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town board member Kenny Talton will not be able to run for re-election to the board and be a candidate for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners at the same time. Talton, a Republican, had planned...

Wayne County Reads to finish events

Wayne County Reads will wrap up its 2012 "season of reading" this week with a look at the roles of caregivers and a celebration for all ages. A panel discussion is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wayne...

Smith honored for conservation work

Chris Smith was recently recognized at the Johnston Soil and Water Conservation Banquet for his service to the landowners of Johnston County. Smith worked with agricultural producers to design and install conservation practices to prevent soil erosion and protect water...

Hearing planned to choose names for streets

The first completed section of the new U.S. 70 Bypass did more than provide a quicker trip between Wayne Memorial Drive and Interstate 795 -- it left some roads split with dead-ended sections in need of names. When Wayne County...

Community Lenten services set to begin Wednesday

Lent is a time of prayer, penance and sacrifice in preparation for the Easter season. And, once again, people in Wayne County will join together to celebrate Lent at special community services. The services will start Wednesday and go...

Public record

Burglary suspect sought An investigation into a break-in at a home in the 1500 block of Humphrey Street in late January resulted in the arrest of one man and the identification of second suspect who Goldsboro police are trying...

Bentonville activities March 17-18

FOUR OAKS -- Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will present a weekend program, March 17-18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., demonstrating the trauma of wartime injury. The free program entitled "War So Terrible" will offer numerous medical care comparisons...