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Sunday, May 27, 2012

'I'm doing it for Don'

Their uniforms were almost frightening -- the young sailors who gathered alongside one of the graves nestled inside Wayne Memorial Park last June. Those finely pressed jackets and pants meant that Don Harrell was really gone -- that a...

What is Agent Orange?

Agent Orange is a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed from 1962 to 1971 during Operation Ranch Hand in the Vietnam War to remove trees and dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover. More than 19 million gallons...

Honoring the fallen

Members of the American Legion, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and other volunteers partook in breakfast Saturday morning at American Legion Post 11 before setting off to five different cemeteries in the county to place American flags...

Vocational students have high grad rate

Wayne County Public Schools' career and technical education students continue to graduate at a higher rate than their peers. According to the Wayne Education Network's latest "report card" to county residents, the graduation rate for those students is 86.4...

Wayne Community College gives out annual awards

Wayne Community College honored its outstanding students recently during annual recognition ceremonies. Following are awards presented during the event. *Student Government Association Club Awards were given to student clubs that excelled in participating in events and activities on and...

A summer of celebration for Wayne Country Day School, then the rest of their lives

Freshly graduated less than five minutes before, Catherine Ford was already beginning to tire of the madness outside Wayne Country Day School's gymnasium. Family members, friends and fellow graduates were clamoring for photographs together and just after Ms. Ford...

With formula for success, students leave their only school

The commencement speaker compared their situation Saturday, as the Wayne Christian School seniors waited to get their diplomas and call themselves graduates, to that of the Joshua in the Old Testament as the Lord prepared him to enter the...

Second transportation meeting set for Thursday

Organizers were slightly disappointed in the number of people who attended Thursday's session concerning the Goldsboro metropolitan area's comprehensive transportation plan held at The First Pentecostal Holiness Church. About a dozen participants broke into two small groups and shared...

Engineering school says bye to 'freaks' and 'pioneers'

Taylor Carrere had nothing to lose as she approached the podium to deliver her graduation speech at Wayne School of Engineering Friday night. So she opted for a more irreverent take on high school, starting with her first impression...

Public record

Three firearms stolen from home Kennedy McLaurin reported the theft of three pistols, valued at more than $800, and $800 in quarters from his home in the 1900 block of Rose Street during a break-in that occurred Thursday between 5:30...

Princeton to hold Community Day

PRINCETON -- The town of Princeton will hold its second annual Community Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Princeton Elementary School, 650 Holts Pond Road. The day's activities will include games, exhibits, food and entertainment. Special...

Passenger rail discussions still chugging along

On-again, off-again discussions about passenger rail service in eastern North Carolina are on again, Durwood Stephenson, U.S. 70 Corridor Commission director, told people attending the commission's meeting at Goldsboro City Hall earlier this month. An Amtrak official attended a...

Mount Olive budget up slightly, but has no tax hike

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive town officials are taking one last look over the town's proposed 2012-13 budget before it comes up for approval in June. The proposed $5,383,222 budget represents a $259,676 increase over the current spending plan....

Jet Beauty hails from Goldsboro

As a little girl, Donminique Gramby would flip to one particular page in Jet magazine when it was delivered to her home -- the Beauty of the Week. She dreamed that one day her face would adorn the page....

At Dillard/Goldsboro celebration, the love remains strong

The streets of downtown bustled with thousands of people Saturday morning for the annual Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni Parade. Many of the graduates traveled from distant locations including Detroit, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Maryland, while others traveled from only a few blocks...

For Central/Eastern alumni, togetherness feels just like family

Alumni of Central and Eastern Wayne high schools showed their pride Saturday at the 40th annual alumni homecoming celebration parade. Members of Central's Class of 1962 led the way, followed by the booming sound and spectacle of the Eastern Wayne...