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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Classes starting at Wayne Community College on Thursday

Officials at Wayne Community College anticipate a strong enrollment this year as they welcome not only students and staff but announce a few changes going into the fall semester, which kicks off Thursday. "We have had lots of activity in...

Tew says he will not challenge for Allen Council seat

Write-in challenger Jerome Tew said he will not be taking an appeal to the state Board of Elections Friday, meaning the final member of the Goldsboro City Council can now be sworn in. Tew put together a late campaign...

It was still Don's day

Saturday morning was supposed to belong to a florist and his customers -- to firm handshakes, long embraces and tearful goodbyes. But when Don Worley couldn't make it out of bed -- when his wife, Patti, was forced to call...

Health survey identifies problems

With 10 focus group meetings held over the summer and responses to a community survey having been received, county health officials are now sifting through the data to determine how to make Wayne County a healthier place. In January,...

WCC instructor speaks at national conference

Angela Wall, Industrial Systems and Sustainability Technologies instructor at Wayne Community College, was a presenter at the High Impact Technology Exchange Conference held in Denver in July. Mrs. Wall joined San Francisco State University doctoral faculty and students in...

Purple Heart recipients honored

It wasn't in their nature to go into detail about the circumstances that brought them to Walnut Creek Country Club Friday evening -- to unwrap the firefights and explosions that earned them the Purple Heart and a seat inside...

Volunteer award nominations now accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Governor's Volunteer Service Award. This year marks the 35th anniversary of this program that showcases North Carolina's most dedicated volunteers. Each county selects five individuals, businesses, groups/teams, and one director of...

Move-in day

 Tim Woodard, director of admissions at Mount Olive college, said the incoming Class of 2016 is one of the college's largest and academically strongest. He also noted that among the incoming students -- including 100 transfers -- are 60...

Preparing for a wedding? Don't forget to prepare for the marriage

Sometimes, couples spend more time preparing for their wedding than the marriage that will follow. Scott Jennings, pastor of marriage and family life at The Bridge Church, who also does counseling with his wife, Sherry, sees evidence of this...

Dillard grad honored by Virginia high school

Goldsboro native Ronald Wilson, a 1964 graduate of Dillard High School, has been honored by the Fairfax County, Va., School District. The district's board has named the gymnasium at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Va., the Ronald Wilson...

Goldsboro native to lead Alabama State University

Goldsboro native Dr. Joseph Silver Sr. has been named the 13th president of Alabama State University. The provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University since January 2010, he will assume his new duties Sept. 17....

Public record

Break-in in Dudley Unknown suspects kicked in the back door of a residence in Dudley. A .32-caliber revolver was stolen along with a 19-inch television and a DVD player. Investigators surveyed the home and yard and found a plywood cover...

New resource group aims to connect services

A new resource networking group is starting in Goldsboro -- Wayne County Community Resource Connections. This group is designed to allow agencies that provide services to older adults, their caregivers and adults ages 18 and older with disabilities the...

County gets $400,000 to fix substandard housing

A $400,000 scattered site housing grant will give county officials the opportunity to improve several substandard dwellings in the county. Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning cleared the way for the project to get under way when they formally accepted...

Cliffs opens first handicapped campsite

People who use wheelchairs or motorized chairs will now find it easier to camp at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park with the completion of the facility's first handicapped campsite. The campsite features a fire pit that is built...

City, county to produce morning TV show

"WGTV Today," a morning show co-produced by the city of Goldsboro and Wayne County, will debut Sept. 10 and will air on Time Warner Cable's Channel 10 from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Portions of the...