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Sunday, March 4, 2012

RAW FOOTAGE: The 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base launch its fleet of KC-135R Stratotankers.

A KC-135R Stratotanker takes off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Sunday. Ten KC-135R Stratotankers left the runway in only 6 minutes. Wayne County had not seen so many Stratotankers launched at the same time in nearly 20 years. ...

WCC Sesquicentennial Civil War series begins

Wayne Community College Foundation will help mark the 150th anniversary of several Civil War battles, by offering seven free lectures on campus between March and December. The Sesquicentennial Civil War battle series, commemorating major battles fought in 1862, begins this...

Eastern Wayne Middle School 'Idol' finals Monday

Some have been singing and dancing since they could talk and walk. A group of sixth-graders "just started singing together" when they discovered their voices blended well. Another played guitar and performed as an opening act at a winery during...

916th Air Refeuling Wing hoping to get new tankers

If everything goes according to plan, the Air Force will identify the first two bases to house its new tanker by the end of the year. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials know this. So 916th Air Refueling Wing...

Rabies clinics to be held March 17, 31

Wayne County will sponsor rabies vaccination clinics at the times listed below. Cost is $10 per dog or cat. The owner of every dog and cat over four months of age must be vaccinated against the disease. Any animal receiving...

Balloons lead to downtown power outage

Several downtown businesses lost power about 8:15 p.m. Friday after a bunch of balloons made contact with power lines in the 100 block of John Street. The balloons were tied to a fiberglass pig outside of the Arts Council...

Poverty tour make stop in Goldsboro

Although more than 60 individuals were packed into the Community Crisis Center on Slocumb Street Friday, the absence of one member of the Truth and Hope Poverty Tour loomed over those gathered. Gene Nichols, the director of the UNC...

Miss EWHS pageant to be held Friday

Fom staff reports Nine young ladies will vie for the title of "Miss Eastern Wayne High School 2012" on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Moffatt Auditorium on the Wayne Community College campus. The pageant is sponsored by the Family,...

Church recognized for 'green' initiatives

The members of a small brick church in Seven Springs come together not just to worship each Sunday, but also to make an effort to decrease the size of their carbon footprint. Outlaw's Bridge Universalist Church recently was acknowledged...

Golden LEAF forum March 13 at WCC

The public is invited to attend a community forum hosted by the Golden LEAF Foundation on Tuesday March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Walnut Building at Wayne Community College. The purpose of the forum is to...

City Fire Dept. gets 9/11 chin strap

The Goldsboro Fire Department is making a subtle change to its dress attire to recognize firefighters who have died in the line of duty. The chin strap that runs above the brim of the firefighters' bell caps, which are...

City Council expected to vote on Streetscape

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to vote Monday on the Center Street Streetscape project, bringing an end to months of discussions and deliberations on the city's signature downtown revitalization project. A memo on the Council agenda requiring individual...

AARP tax help

Free income tax preparation for senior citizens and taxpayers with low incomes will be available from AARP counselors at the Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays. Help is available from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. through April 10. In addition,...