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Sunday, February 26, 2012

New ESC chief has view of plight of jobless

Freshly graduated from Atlantic Christian College, Darlene Williams had no idea where life was about to take her. It was 1983 and her degree in business management had gotten her a job at the nearby Employment Security Commission office...

Officials waiting for word on pre-K funding

Officials at The Partnership for Children of Wayne County are in a "holding pattern" awaiting word from the state about funding for its Pre-K program. Gov. Bev Perdue this past week announced she is shifting unused child-care subsidy money to...

City's money dilemma

The Goldsboro City Council retreat unofficially kicked off the budget season as council members poured over ideas during the two-day event, which was heavy on financial discussions as the city eyes the beginning of the fiscal year July 1....

Restaurant marks 275-unit expansion plan, name change

MOUNT OLIVE -- Twenty-one years ago, Kenney Moore, armed with just $500 and a desire to control his own destiny, launched Andy's Cheesesteaks and Cheeseburgers with just one store. On Friday, he announced that over the next six to...

Wayne Community College artwork on display in Raleigh

Four Wayne Community College students will have works in the 2012 N.C. Community Colleges Art Exhibition, on display in Raleigh beginning next month. The pieces and their creators are, "The Real Man of Steel," a welded steel sculpture by...

United Way holds annual meeting, gives volunteer award

Sherry Rogers had lived and worked in Wayne County her entire life, but didn't realize that there was a defense contractor employing more than 400 workers right in her own hometown. As a career employee at Wayne Memorial Hospital,...

Pre-K applications now being taken for 2012-13

North Carolina pre-kindergarten applications are now being accepted by The Partnership for Children for the 2012-13 school year. Priority is given to eligible children who have not been served in any other preschool or child-care program. The community-based program...

Council listens to zoning requests

Five people spoke at the Goldsboro City Council's meeting Monday concerning a conditional use permit allowing a convenience store to open at the corner of Cuyler Best and New Hope roads. The permit, requested by E.J. Pope, seeks to...

Parade: 'A celebration of cultural differences'

The final weekend of February was one filled with events honoring Black History month as Mount Olive's Black History Parade and an annual program sponsored by the Carver Alumni Association were held Saturday. The parade, which featured hundreds of...

Sorority chapter celebrates 60 years of service

Clarise McLeod stared down at the plaque in her hand as Renita Allen-Dawson listened intently. Mounted on the plaque was a photo of Mrs. McLeod, 82, and the rest of the charter members of the Epsilon Phi Omega chapter...