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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Retired Cherry Hospital engineer receives honor for long career

Don Edwards spent 54 years at Cherry Hospital -- growing up on the grounds where his father, Don Sr., was farm superintendent for 37 years, and then his own 30-year career there as campus engineer. His appreciation for the history...

College adds two offerings at high schools

Trustees of Wayne Community College Tuesday night voted to continue two high school academy programs and to initiate two more; approved projects to add a parking lot and renovate the student services area; and discussed "solvent" spring enrollment numbers. The...

Wayne County Public Schools will add five days in 2012-13

Wayne County Public Schools is among the few school districts in the state that will take advantage of the state adding five extra days to the school calendar next year -- but those days will be used for teacher...

GATEWAY location debate ends in draw

Reducing the projected cost of a proposed new GATEWAY transfer station from $5.1 million to $4 million or less would make it a more palatable project as Wayne County commissioners and the Goldsboro City Council mull over making $250,000 commitments...

Spring strum

Singer-songwriter David Stewart belts out an original tune he wrote titled "Accept Jesus" on a warm spring afternoon at Berkeley Park. The weather will continue to be mild, and there is no rain in the forecast....

Join us on Twitter to welcome troops home

Nearly 100 members of the 567th REDHORSE Squadron are set to return to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Thursday morning after more than six months in Afghanistan, where they completed an array of engineering missions, from digging wells to constructing...

Author takes look at 'War and Morality'

The amount of money spent and the number of troops killed are not determining factors of whether or not a war is a just war, writes Dr. Michael Cavanagh, in his new book "War and Morality: Citizens' Rights and...

Sewing to cover a need

Darlene DeBruine is always looking for fun ways to teach her life skills classes. The family and consumer science teacher at Rosewood Middle School, surrounded by a bank of sewing machines, animatedly shared her latest project -- having students...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies Precision Plumbing employee Carlos San Juan reported the theft of an effluent heat system, valued at $8,624.81, from a building at 205 Fedelon Trail that occurred between March 22 and Monday....

Omega Psi Phi sponsoring annual fundraising Miss Mardi Gras on Friday

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. is sponsoring its annual fundraising Miss Mardi Gras that will conclude on Friday at 8 p.m. with a Mardi Gras gala at the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni Center on Poplar Street. Four local young women are...

All-County Band concert to be held Thursday

Approximately 120 band members from Wayne County Public Schools will soon come together Thursday for the 2012 All-County Band Festival at 7 p.m. at Dillard Middle School. For weeks, band directors across the county have been preparing students for...

'1001' comedic play to be held this weekend

From ancient Baghdad to modern New York City, "1001" explores the good, the evil, the beauty and the violence of human nature. The adult comedy by Jason Grote will be presented Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday...