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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ag secretary talks farm bill, gas

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, speaking to North Carolina media Friday, said he's encouraged by the fact that the U.S. Senate has already begun hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill, and that he hopes it will be passed this...

Look what the bunny left

Chylie Crayton, 4, looks at her haul of Easter eggs during the Goldsboro Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning at the Goldsboro Family YMCA. The Goldsboro Jaycees had to move their first-ever Easter egg hunt indoors due to...

County students picked for Governor's School

Two Wayne County students have been chosen to attend Governor's School this summer. The fact that there is a 2012 session is even more impressive because the program's future was in question after funding was eliminated in the General...

United Church Ministries annual Walk for Hunger held

United Church Ministries held its 29th Walk For Hunger on Sunday, March 25. Sixteen churches participated, with 153 people joining in the walk. There were a variety of walkers and runners -- children, teenagers, young adults, seniors, even mothers with...

$163,500 museum contract on agenda

The Goldsboro City Council will get its first look at what it will take to make its Air Force museum concept a reality Monday as an item approving a $163,500 contract with a museum consulting firm is on the...

Red Cross, YMCA will raise funds with racquets

Racquetball players from all over North Carolina will compete against each other while raising funds for two local organizations. The Racquet Up For The Red tournament will be April 20-22 at the Family Y. The Y and the Wayne County...

Timeshare scams are on the rise

The Eastern North Carolina Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that timeshare scams are on the rise. A consumer receives an e-mail or mailer offering a free trip, and all he or she has to do is sit through a...

Spring festival to be held in Newton Grove

NEWTON GROVE -- A Spring Mega-Fair will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton Grove on Sunday, April 15. The event will start at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. The church is located at...

Swimmers earn medals

RALEIGH -- The Wayne County Special Olympics Swim Team brought home 12 first-place ribbons and three second-place, one third-place and one fourth-place ribbons from the 17th annual Multi-State Invitational Swim Meet held at the Pullen Park Aquatic Center. The Wayne...

County, city will observe holiday Friday

Local and state offices will be closed Friday, April 6, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Federal offices, banks and the post office will not be closed. All Wayne County offices will be closed that day, and the...

Public record

Shooting at service station Goldsboro police are investigating the shooting of a gas pump that took place at Donnel's Express Mart, located at 518 E. Elm St., about 9:45 p.m. Thursday. Employee Saleh Hanshali reported that he heard about...

Musical to benefit Howell Center

RJH Production will present "Let The Good Times Roll!" a fundraising song-and-dance production, on Saturday, April 14, at Wayne Community College. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds will benefit the RHA Howell Inc., Walnut Creek Center for children and adults...

Grantham Grange plans awards event

GRANTHAM -- The Grantham Grange will celebrate Grange Month on April 23 when it hosts its first Community Service Awards program at 6:30 p.m. at Selah Christian Church. The following awards will be presented: Church of the Year; Educator...

Daffodils still rule

FREMONT -- To its organizers, the 2012 Daffodil Festival in downtown Fremont could be considered a soggy success as thousands crowded the town's main street, gathering beneath awnings in between dancing, shopping and eating. But for two teenagers holed...