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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Diploma? Check.

Tech Sgt. Brian Haynes has encountered more than a few challenges while trying to obtain his Associate of Arts degree from Wayne Community College. Since he and wife, Susan, moved to Goldsboro in 2005, their family has expanded to include...

Eastern Wayne student earns NCSU scholarship

An Eastern Wayne High School senior has been named recipient of the prestigious Park Scholarship to attend N.C. State University. Khari Cyrus plans to major in human biology on the pre-med track and hopes to one day become an orthopedic...

City man stabbed to death

A man is dead after being stabbed by his brother early Saturday morning. According to Goldsboro police, Charles Ervin Barnes Jr., 35, was found dead inside his home when officers responded to a call at 808 N. Virginia St....

Relay schedule

FRIDAY: 6 p.m. -- Opening Ceremony * Prayer led by the Rev. Jerry Mitchell * Welcome by Mayor Al King * Introduction of Honorary Chairs by Debbie Pennell * Recognition of caregivers by Brenda Robinson * National Anthem performed by...

County teams set to Relay

The main event is still five days away, but Wayne County's Relay for Life already has plenty of momentum. To date, the annual campaign has seen nearly $300,000 raised toward the fight against cancer -- more than half of the...

County likely to get more lottery funding

Wayne County could receive an additional $200,000 in its state lottery proceeds should Gov. Bev. Perdue's budget proposal be approved by state lawmakers. The proposal includes an appropriation of $116 million in funds from the North Carolina Education Lottery...

Grocery store rumor heats up

Although not yet a done deal, Harris Teeter appears to be prepping for the opening of a Goldsboro store, according to a photo of an internal memo posted on Facebook. The Facebook group "Bring Harris Teeter to Goldsboro" has...

Man dies in Friday accident

A 60-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon after driving his Chevrolet Corvette into the back of a stopped 18-wheeler on U.S. 70 West at 55 miles per hour. Roger Lanier McDaniel Jr., of Raleigh, was the only passenger in...

Goldsboro to get new flashing yellow lights

A new style flashing yellow arrow signal, at least for the Goldsboro area, will be installed later this summer on Berkeley Boulevard for northbound traffic turning left into Berkeley Mall, and for southbound traffic turning left onto Graves Drive....

Wayne Community College summer credit registration May 21

Registration for summer credit classes at Wayne Community College will be held May 21 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the college's main campus in Goldsboro. Available courses include general subjects such as introduction to chemistry, fundamentals of...

Next lecture in Wayne Community College Civil War series to be Tuesday

Two local history scholars will lead the next lecture in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of several Civil War battles this week. Jim Hinnant and Kirk Keller will speak about Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Tuesday at...

Wayne Community College Allied Health courses to start Wednesday

Wayne Community College Continuing Education Services will offer several Allied Health courses this summer. "Health Unit Secretary," a hybrid class (classroom and online), will be held on Tuesdays, May 29-July 31. "Medication Aide" (for skilled facilities) is set for...

Wayne Community College to offer medical billing this summer

Wayne Community College Continuing Education Services has added two courses to its medical billing and coding offerings that will prepare students for system changes. The current diagnostic code set used by medical coders and billers to report health care...

Commission looks at secondary road plan

State highway officials explained the secondary road improvement plan for Wayne County for the coming year at a meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. DOT District Engineer Chris Pendergraph was the only person who...

Heart failure support group to start at Wayne Memorial Hospital on Thursday

A support group for patients, family members and caregivers of those with congestive heart failure will start this month at Wayne Memorial Hospital. First meeting of the Congestive Heart Failure Support Group will be Thursday from 1 to 3...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies *Velma Baldwin reported the theft of a $3,000 air conditioner during a break-in at her home in the 100 block of Sundance Trail in Dudley that took place between May 3 and Thursday. The back door to...

Seven Springs offers up day of old-fashioned fun

Jayden Sturgill lined up with a black beanbag in hand, and tossed it several yards to where his competition, his aunt Hannah Thompson-Welch, was standing by her Harley-Davidson raised platform for a friendly game of cornhole. The two were...

Library celebrating Older Americans Month this week

The Wayne County Public Library next week will sponsor a series of programs celebrating Older Americans Month. All of the programs will be held in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the Goldsboro Library. * Monday, the Song Birds will...

Riders ride for Special Olympics

Hundreds of motorcycles roared down U.S. 70 East shortly after noon Saturday to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. The ride was hosted by Goldsboro HOG and sponsored by Shelton's Harley-Davidson. At Shelton's Harley-Davidson were door prizes, 50/50 drawing, food...

US Cellular asking for public input on new cell tower in Mount Olive

United States Cellular Corp. (US Cellular), an FCC-licensed wireless provider in North Carolina, recently announced its intention to construct a 300-foot telecommunications self-support tower off Pineview Cemetery Rd., Mount Olive, N.C. 28365. People interested in submitting comments on the...

Lizard Lick crew heads to Mount Olive

Hundreds of "Lizard Lick Towing" fans lined up outside Lee Inc. in Mount Olive on Saturday to meet the personalities of the show. One fan, Ralph Pipkin of Wilson, said he could even relate to the main crew members...

Goldsboro native Ronnie Wooten directs state honors high school band

Goldsboro native Ronnie Wooten was one of three conductors to lead the North Carolina All State Honors Bands May 5 in Chapel Hill. Conductors are nominated and selected by membership of the N.C. Bandmasters Association from a slate of...

Pulitzer Prize winner Gene Roberts talks about time in newspapers

Gene Roberts doesn't come back to Goldsboro and Wayne County often, but he does carry with him fond memories of the place that got him started on a career that saw him cover the John F. Kennedy assassination, the...

iPad donation helping Wayne Country Day School third-graders

Nine-year-old Cam Gerrard is calculating how much money he has available to buy parts for a rocket. The third-grader at Wayne Country Day School has a budget, he says, gesturing to the screen of his iPad. "You can go...

Pate agrees that schools need better funding model

School districts in this state have been doing more with less for too long, and that needs to change -- starting with reversing a legislative decision of how teachers are paid, said state Sen. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, a member...

Smoking new focus of pediatric practice

A recent survey conducted at Goldsboro Pediatrics produced a staggering statistic -- 25 percent of its patients are exposed to smoke in the home or car. The practice caters to a younger demographic, said Dr. Dave Tayloe, founder, but...