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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More county children sought for new pre-kindergarten slots

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County received word from the state that it can enroll 45 more students in N.C. Pre-K classes starting next week. "We did get notified that we were awarded 45 additional slots to add to...

Health Department director hired

A new health director has been named for the Health Department. Davin Madden, 38, currently health director in Pamlico County, will take over the position previously held by James Roosen, who stepped down from his duties in late November after...

Goldsboro City Council OKs conditional use permits

The Goldsboro City Council made short work of its agenda Monday, approving a consent agenda containing 14 items and delivering decisions on two separate items concerning conditional use permits. The first conditional use permit concerned Cedric Britt's request to...

Singing for Jake

Chris Malpass, right, and The Malpass Brothers band perform Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre. They were among the featured local performers at "Gala of Hope," a fundraiser to benefit Jake May, an Eastern Wayne High School senior battling...

Senior Health Fair set for Thursday

For the past decade, the Wayne County Senior Health Fair has provided the county's senior citizens a place to fellowship, receive free health screenings and information about services available to them. This year, they will be able to learn...

Duplin man gets five years probation for workers compensation fraud

Michael Lee Lanier, 57, of Beulaville was sentenced in federal court last week to five years of probation on charges that he made false and fraudulent statements in his application for receipt of Federal Employment Workers Compensation benefits. The...

WCC receives $25,000 grant

Wayne Community College has been granted $25,000 as a renewing site for Project Skill-UP, a program that provides financial assistance, job training and career enhancement for workers who have been adversely impacted by the changes in the tobacco industry....

County says poll workers needed for May primary

Wayne County residents shouldn't be surprised if they receive a call from the county Board of Elections -- not about voting, but rather about helping other voters on Election Day. The county will need a total of about 320...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies *James Green reported a break-in at his home in the 500 block of Boxwood Lane that occurred Monday. A back door was forced open to gain entry. During the break-in, a $349 PlayStation and a $250, 32-inch...

Scouting the mayor

Mayor Al King, foreground, meets members of Boy Scout Troop 8 after speaking on subjects ranging from local government to constitutional rights and the obligations of United States citizens during their weekly meeting at New Hope United Methodist Church...

Buses not going green

Wayne County Public Schools will not switch to biodiesel fuel for its buses, at least for the time being, despite some recent discussion about the possibility. Dean Price, owner of Green Circle based in Benson, said he had nine...