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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A lesson in penguins, and an igloo to boot

So what if winter missed Wayne County this year. Penguins still found a home in Brooke Chatham's second-grade classroom at St. Mary School, complete with an igloo. Students made the black-and-white creatures out of construction paper. But credit for the...

One-stop early voting to start

One-stop early voting for the May 8 primary election will begin Thursday morning and will continue through May 5 at three locations across the county. Meanwhile, people who obtained voting by absentee ballots must return them to the Wayne...

Commissioners reject support for amendment

Wayne County commissioners' defeat Tuesday of a resolution to endorse the Defense of Marriage constitutional amendment ended with hardly a ripple after what had started two weeks ago as a spirited debate. Commissioners did not call for any public comment...

Kasey will seek first seat on council

A newcomer to politics, but longtime Goldsboro resident, Fran Kasey is running for the District 6 seat of the Goldsboro City Council. Mrs. Kasey, a civil service retiree, will seek to replace incumbent Jackie Warrick who will not seek...

Greene music man and GHS grad to be honored

The Greene County Music Alumni will hold a fundraising tribute Saturday to former Green Central High School music director Kenneth Ginn. This event, "Kenneth Ginn, The Music Man ... a Legend of Greene County Music," will be an evening...

Kits making science fun for Rosewood third-graders

Logan Merritt sifted through items in a large red plastic container on the table before him. It held three things -- an empty gallon milk jug, an elongated gray foam tube and some marbles. "We're going to be putting...

Public record

Attempted home invasion Darlene Strickland reported an unknown man attempted to force his way into her home in the 100 block of Southwinds Drive in Dudley about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Her 16-year-old son, Dylan Strickland, told Wayne County Sheriff's deputies...

City Council discusses Christmas decorations

Monday's meeting of the Goldsboro City Council featured a heavy dose of presentations during the Council's 5 p.m. work session as city department heads addressed the board on topics ranging from downtown holiday decorations and street resurfacing to partial...

County to seek grant funds to help Dudley area community

A Dudley area neighborhood would benefit from a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant that Wayne County commissioners have agreed to apply for. Commissioners Tuesday morning unanimously approved the grant application for the Love Drive area at Dudley following a...