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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SJAFB not among first three to get tanker

They still believe Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will be the home of a fleet of KC-46As one day -- that the 916th Air Refueling Wing is well-postured to be a recipient of the military's newest tanker. But now that...

Commission sets specific time for public comment

Wayne County commissioners, with little comment among themselves, agreed Tuesday to devote a specific time during their meetings for public comments. Currently, a public comment period is tacked onto the end of the board's agenda. But now, rather than having...

Yes, another Walmart

PIKEVILLE -- Plans to erect a Walmart Express in Pikeville are in the works, officials say. The mega retailer is expected to begin construction of the store, which will include a fueling station and pharmacy, in June at a...

Still in God's hands

He believes in Heaven, but still sheds tears. He has faith in God's plan, but couldn't stop himself from imagining how his family would go on without him. Even pastors have their moments. So when a phone call revealed that...

City is asking about museum

Cold interviews with citizens concerning Goldsboro's proposed Air Force museum will wrap up tonight as the consultant firm's public survey period of the project comes to a close after a 7 p.m. meeting with the Goldsboro Youth Council at...

WCPS recognizes art teacher of year

Forty-three student artists and an outstanding art educator from Wayne County Public Schools were recognized during the recent annual visual arts awards reception. Merle Elam, an art teacher at Rosewood Elementary, was named Zeno Spence Elementary Art Educator for...

Vocational teacher honored by county

A masonry instructor at Southern Wayne High School has been named the 2011-12 outstanding high school career and technical teacher of the year for Wayne County Public Schools. Durrell Coley is also part of the school's construction academy. He...

Two local students win singing awards

Two Goldsboro vocalists attending University of North Carolina School of the Arts received high marks in the Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions, held recently in Maryland. Madeline Edwards, a high school junior, placed first in her...

County plans to add two new emergency response vehicles

Population growth is straining the ability of Wayne County's emergency medical services to maintain the eight-minute average response time county commissioners set 10 years ago when a countywide EMS system was established. On Tuesday, commissioners agreed to buy two quick...

Public record

B&Es and larcenies *John Wellington reported the theft of a pair of false teeth valued at $800. The teeth were taken from his home in the 200 block of North Hereford Drive Friday or Saturday. Wellington said several people were...

Fourth-graders help kindergartners read

A cross-age reading program that paired kindergarten students with fourth- or fifth-graders has received high marks from UNC-TV and PBS. For six weeks, students at Meadow Lane Elementary School participated in the Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program, becoming the...

Coldwell Banker merges with Houser Associates

Coldwell Banker announced Tuesday the merger of the real estate company with Houser Associates Real Estate of Goldsboro. The merger will strengthen both businesses, said Gary Rabon, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Advantage in Raleigh. Representatives of Coldwell...

Battling cancer? You are not alone

The American Cancer Society provides free services to cancer survivors and their caregivers. Following are programs and services available in Wayne County: * Reach to Recovery. Volunteer breast cancer survivors do one-on-one visits with women with breast cancer who will...