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Center Street work set for May 14

Construction on Goldsboro's Center Street Streetscape project should begin May 14, the city's planning director said. The Daniels and Daniels Construction crew should move a trailer to the area early this week, Randy Guthrie said. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church...

A path to follow. A legacy to honor.

Fennan Kandeel took her father's hand and told him just how much he was loved. She knew the tube in his throat would keep him from speaking -- that he might not even be able to hear his youngest...

370 turn tassels at Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- The strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" brought a green flood into Kornegay Arena Saturday afternoon as 370 students graduated from Mount Olive College. This was the first year the college's undergraduates donned the forest green robes...

Students might pay more for their lunch

The Wayne County Board of Education is expected to approve a 25-cent increase to school lunch prices at its Monday night meeting, officials said last week. The move would mean charging $2.25 for K-12 student lunches starting in the fall....

Animal shelter ready to reopen

The Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center, which has been closed since mid-April after an outbreak of canine distemper, will reopen Monday at 10 a.m. The outbreak of the fatal and highly contagious viral disease was traced to eight...

Golf tournament raises $13,000 for United Way

The United Way of Wayne County held its annual Founders Cup presented by Enterprise Car Sales golf event April 27 at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The event raised more than $13,000 for United Way of Wayne County. The 2012...

Local Girl Scouts share cookies with 916th Air Refueling Wing

Members of the 916th Air Refueling Wing were on the receiving end of the first Operation Cookie Drop donation made by North Carolina Girl Scouts Friday afternoon. And in return, the storied unit gave the girls a thrill --...

Silver Arts Follies Tuesday

Goldsboro's Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Silver Art Follies Annual Talent Showcase as Goldsboro's gifted group of seniors take the stage. The event is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Seniors of all ages will...

Candidates vie for chance at fall ballot

Wayne County voters go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates for offices from the county courthouse to the White House. The polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. The May 8 primary features a full slate...

City vote can be confusing

Due to redistricting and a difference in the city of Goldsboro's charter from most other municipalities, the city will hold a separate election during which the two pairs of candidates who capture the most votes Tuesday will vie for...

Old Timey Days festival Saturday in Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Old Timey Days festival held in Seven Springs is a week away, but organizers are already starting to plan for next year's festival. The new town website, sevenspringsnc.com, should be up and running by the...

Riding for Red Cross

The Blue Knights biker club and other riders took to the streets and open road throughout Wayne County Saturday morning to help raise money to support the American Red Cross. The Oakland Fire Department women's auxiliary and members from...

Public record

Deputies investigate armed robbery Three men reported they were robbed at gun point while outside of a home in Pikeville about 12:30 a.m. Friday. Fredy Lopez, Jose Montero and Mike Everette told Wayne County sheriff's deputies they were at Everette's...

City Council to get first look at proposed budget Monday

The Goldsboro City Council will get its first look at the city's proposed 2012-13 budget Monday as Finance Director Kaye Scott is expected to make her annual budget presentation at the City Council's work session at 5 p.m. in...

Goldsboro/Eastern Wayne alumni set homecoming

Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni and Friends Inc. will have its 40-year homecoming celebration Friday through Sunday, May 25-27, for the classes of 1942, 1952 and 1962 of Central and classes of 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002 and 2012 of Eastern Wayne. A...