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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A night out with some friends

There was standing room only Tuesday in the Herman Park Center as National Night Out moved indoors to escape the stormy weather. But organizers said the 29th annual gathering of community members and law enforcement personnel, which was hosted by...

Local motorcyclists plan to gather to raise money for needy children

After Allen Floars lost his 17-year-old son, Jacob, in a car crash almost two years ago, he said there were days when he and his wife could hardly function. But Floars promised himself that something good would come out...

Keen calls out school board

Wayne County commissioners Steve Keen said Tuesday he is not happy that the county Board of Education has not responded to an invitation to hold a joint meeting with the Board of Commissioners. "I am a little disappointed to hear...

Council says no to cell tower

The outgoing Goldsboro City Council on Monday night denied a conditional use permit for U.S. Cellular to erect a tower at the intersection of New Hope and Central Heights roads, but left an option for the company to quickly...

Public looks at cafe rules; vote will wait

The Rev. Jerry Mitchell would be just as happy to see the proposed setback for Internet or sweepstakes cafes be one mile outside the Wayne County line as opposed to the proposed 1,000 feet from any home, school or church....

Wayne Community College pins dental hygiene Class of '12 in recent ceremony

Wayne Community College recognized the 23 members of its dental hygiene Class of 20012 in a formal pinning ceremony recently. The annual service, which includes presentation of stoles and pins to graduates by the faculty, denotes the end of...

Wayne Community College offering business seminars in fall

The Wayne Business and Industry Center has set a schedule of 12 free seminars for this fall designed to prepare the business person to meet the challenges facing small businesses. Seminars include: *How To Write, Implement and Execute a...

Wayne Community College to offer free career test training

Wayne Community College will offer a course to prepare for non-high school graduates for the Career Readiness Certificate tests, compliments of the North Carolina Community College System. This academic year, 60 students can take either a hybrid (part classroom,...

Fremont has its own Night Out

FREMONT -- It was a night dedicated to crime prevention, but crime seemed to be on few people's minds as they crowded into the gym at Fremont STARS School on Tuesday evening for National Night Out. Although rain poured...

Optimists collecting computers on Saturday

Beginning Saturday, the Goldsboro Optimist Club will start collecting used computers from the public in the parking lot at Sam's Club on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Items needed by the club for...

Wayne Community College to offer several allied health courses this fall

Wayne Community College Continuing Education Services will be offering several allied health courses this fall. *The Health Unit Coordinator/Secretary course is a hybrid (combination of online and face-to-face components) that will be taught 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 28-Oct. 30....

Goldsboro man sentenced on federal drug charges

WILMINGTON -- Demoris Sinclair Thompson, 21, of Goldsboro Tuesday was sentenced in federal district court to 72 months in prison in connection with charges relating to a drug deal that went bad. The sentence is to be followed by...

Exchange students get a taste of U.S. in Goldsboro

While some can't wait to load up their cars and get out of town for vacation, one group of young people would gladly stay in Goldsboro for the rest of the summer. Several high school students from France and...

Women soldiers to be topic at Kinston historic Civil War program

"They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War" will be presented Saturday at 2 p.m. in the summer's final "2nd Saturdays" program series for the CSS Neuse/Caswell Memorial in Kinston. The free program will be led...

Public record

Breaking and entering from within jail A break-in occurred in the most unlikely of places -- the Wayne County Correctional Center. The Goldsboro Police Department was contacted by the State Bureau of Investigation Tuesday to process a scene at the...

Andy's Foundation still helping others

MOUNT OLIVE -- Since its creation in 2000, the Andy's Foundation has raised $1.2 million, which it has given away to a host of nonprofit organizations -- most of which deal with children. The foundation is fueled by fundraising...