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Sunday, August 26, 2012

WCPS grads return as teachers

Kathryn Rikard has many fond memories of tagging along with her mother, Gina Rikard, a teacher at Greenwood Middle School. "My mom's been with Wayne County Schools for 21 years," Kathryn said. "Growing up, I always helped her in...

Elvis and fans help kick off annual United Way fundraising

As Elvis belted out hit after hit, audience members -- especially the women -- cheered and applauded. As he sang "All Shook Up," 69-year-old Effie Williams got up from her seat in the back of the theater, carrying a...

Beating the odds with bicycles, T-ball

For the first few hours of his life, Jaiden Tart was like any other newborn. As his mother cuddled him in her arms, Heather Tart dreamed of his life ahead -- learning to walk, playing ball and other sports,...

State Board of Elections will decide question of one-stop voting on Sundays

Wayne County's one-stop voting plan for the Nov. 6 general election will be reviewed by the state Board of Elections, possibly as early as the first week of September. State Elections Director Gary Bartlett confirmed Friday that his office...

Wayne Community College offering workship on small acreage farming

Wayne Community College Continuing Education will offer a free workshop and a class on succeeding at small acreage farming. Tony Kleese of the Earthwise Company promises a lively discussion of the market opportunities and production practices that are allowing...

Partnership - More at Four

For 10 years, the state's More at Four program has prepared children for kindergarten, but this year fewer local students are having the opportunity to attend -- despite Partnership for Children of Wayne County receiving the same amount of...

NAACP voter registration drive being held across 53 counties

DURHAM -- At a community mass meeting in Durham on Friday night, the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP announced simultaneous mass nonpartisan voter registration drives in 53 counties across the state this weekend. Grassroots NAACP activists and organizers...

One man killed in shootout with police

One man is dead following a firefight involving local law enforcement and a group of men inside a Goldsboro home late Friday night. It started at approximately 10 p.m. when members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office ACE Team...

Fremont economic to define its mission at meeting Tuesday

FREMONT -- The group steering Fremont's Small Towns Economic Prosperity program will continue its efforts Tuesday evening to draft a mission statement for the economic development plan that is expected to take 12 to 15 months to complete. Fremont...

Wayne County to send three to North Carolina Debutante Ball

Three young women from Goldsboro will make their debut at the annual North Carolina Debutante Ball in Raleigh the weekend of Sept. 6-8. The formal presentation of young ladies from across the state will highlight the weekend of activities...

Commissioners to meet Monday night at C. B. Aycock cafeteria

PIKEVILLE -- The first of two special night-time meetings of Wayne County commissioners will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Charles B. Aycock High School. The second meeting will be held Sept. 17 at 6...

Chamber Jr. Leadership program seeking applicants

The 2012-13 Junior Leadership Wayne County Program is seeking applicants. Participants will begin the program with a one-day orientation and then spend six days throughout the year focusing on a variety of topics. Participants will have an opportunity to...

Butterfield wants money for downtown

A congressman has petitioned the state to appropriate unspent transportation money toward two projects in eastern North Carolina, including Goldsboro's Center Street Streetscape and Union Station projects. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who represents Goldsboro within North Carolina's 1st District, submitted...