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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Several candidates file at last minute today

The field of candidates for public office grew substantially on the final day of the filing period, with people filing for a number of seats that will be on the ballot in Wayne County. Former Goldsboro City Councilman William Goodman...

More file intent to run for office

With the filing period for public office ending Wednesday at noon, candidates have only one day to decide whether to enter races for local, state and national office. In recent days, a number of candidates have plunked down their...

Back on the diamond

It's the bottom of the seventh inning and Eastern Wayne needs a rally. Their home opener isn't unfolding the way they hoped it would. The bats just won't wake up. "Come on, boys," a man yells from his seat on...

Connecting farms and faith

The intersection of faith, farms and food was the focus of Monday's Faith and Rural Life Conference at Mount Olive College. Drawing state representatives, ministers, students, community leaders and residents from across the region, the second annual "Faith and...

Vigil marks plight of abused children

Several flames burned brightly for 17 tiny lives lost too early, while 600 small candles flickered for the children who are still victims of abuse and neglect during a candlelight vigil held Tuesday at Berkeley Mall. Sponsored by the WAGES/Wayne...

ECU chief: Education is vital to development

Rick Niswander, vice chancellor for administration and finance at East Carolina University, discussed the role of public universities in regional economic development before an audience of Goldsboro and Wayne County business and governmental leaders Tuesday at the Wayne County...

Students compete to demonstrate black history knowledge

The study packets were distributed a month ago. Public, private and home-schooled students in grades six through eight worked individually and in groups preparing for the annual Black History Quiz Bowl, held Tuesday night at Wayne County Public Library....

Public record

City Fire Report The Goldsboro Fire Department responded to 72 calls in the recent two-week period from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23. During the time period, the department made a total of 27 assists to Wayne County EMS, 13 vehicle...

Man found dead in home after recent fire

A 75-year-old man was found dead after a fire last week in his apartment at 1405 Popular St., No. 39, in the Popular Street Apartments complex off of South Slocumb Street. Walter Mewborn was found by his health care...

Donations sought for victims of recent fire

Donations are being sought to help a family that lost their home and almost all of their possessions in a house fire Feb. 21. Major Clark and his wife and 2-year-old daughter are in need of donations of clothing,...

O'Berry grant to train caregivers

O'Berry Center Foundation and the Caswell Center Foundation in Kinston will use a $25,000 Ribbon of Hope grant from N.C. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation to develop a training program for professionals and caregivers working with developmentaly and intellectually disabled residents in...

Red Cross blood donation schedule

For those wanting to donate blood, here is the March blood drive schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: March 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Southern Wayne High School. March 9 from 9...

AgCarolina scholarships available

AgCarolina Financial has announced that 27 college scholarships will be available to children or grandchildren whose parents are customers or employees of the cooperative. The scholarship program is part of the cooperative's corporate giving program, the Fund for Rural...