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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Citizens question center location

Goldsboro's answer to its W.A. Foster Recreation Center problem is a nonstarter for residents who live near Mina Weil Park, the proposed location for a new center. The days are numbered for the building Parks and Recreation Director Scott...

Student will face six felony charges

The Southern Wayne High School student arrested last week for allegedly having drugs and weapons in his vehicle made his first appearance in court Thursday. Braxton Allison Hood, 16, of 295 Falling Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, appeared before Judge Arnold...

County to discuss payroll

Wayne County commissioners will meet Monday in special session to discuss continuing payroll problems with the county's Office of Emergency Services. The session will be held in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex...

Just one word: Raelin's journey

One word. Just one word would mean so much to a woman who says a mother is all she ever really wanted to be. So Jessica Rogers waits. She dreams smaller than other parents. She carries the emotional burden...

Fundraiser targets end of heart disease

MOUNT OLIVE -- LaRue Tart spent much of her Saturday morning walking around the Mt. Olive Pickle Co. parking lot -- passing out informational pamphlets about an organization that offers peer-to-peer support for people like her. She was one...

County responses to payroll questions

Wayne County Emergency Medical Services employee Donna Santifort last Tuesday submitted a two-page, 14-question letter to county commissioners concerning problems with the new payroll system. Commissioners, who will meet in special session Monday to discuss the problems, promised responses to...

Registration opens for eight-week WCC classes

Students interested in getting a jump start on earning college credits have an opportunity this week as Wayne Community College holds registration for "Fall II" courses. Registration for the second eight-week classes, which begin Oct. 17, will be Thursday...

WCC to hold food handling classes in November

Wayne Community College Continuing Education Services will provide a class to help food service workers comply with new regulations for restaurants and other food vendors. WCC will teach the "ServSafe" Food Handler course, to prepare employees for the National...

WCC set to hold 'Discover Wayne' open house Oct. 18-19

Wayne Community College will hold its annual "Discover Wayne" open house on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. both days. Potential students will have the opportunity to tour the campus and learn about programs of...

Operation Christmas Child only a month away

With the holiday season approaching, Wayne County residents are being reminded that the annual campaign to collect shoeboxes full of gifts for poor children around the world is beginning to gear up. Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by the Samaritans...

Beef heifer show 'moooves' into the fair

There were short horns and blue roan, Angus and cross breeds, all on display in the Open Junior Beef Heifer competition Friday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Russell Vinson and his grandson, Caleb Heath, 11, were the only...

Wayne County Fire Princess competition

The Wayne County Fire Princess Pageant will be held Saturday. The contestants are, from left, Lizzie Yelverton, Eureka Fire Department, Wayne Early Middle College High School senior; Jace Woods, Nahunta Fire Department, Charles B. Aycock High School senior; Katie...

Fire department urges people to have fire escape plans

According to the National Fire Protection Association, one-third of Americans households would have at only six minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. For many, the time would be less. That is one reason the...

'Wild man' wins spot at State Fair

DUDLEY -- Mud was flying. Engines were screeching. Metal crushed metal. A driver steamrolled over the hood of one of his competitors. Another car got lifted -- and stuck -- on the wall that guards the ring. And the...

WCC to hold several Career Readiness Certification

The WorkKeys tests for Career Readiness Certification will be offered several times in October, all on the Wayne Community College campus. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success program will provide testing sessions 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Oct. 23...

City Council OKs cell phone tower on New Hope and Central Heights

Nearly three months after originally filing its request, U.S. Cellular finally got its conditional use permit to allow the cell phone company to erect a communications tower in the city last Monday night after the Goldsboro City Council approved...

Beautiful disasters: Ugly is in Saturday

DUDLEY -- The dashboard was peppered with signs of deterioration -- thick cracks running along sun-bleached material; dust and debris lining the windshield. Cobwebs had formed in the many places along the body that had, over the course of...