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Thursday, October 11, 2012

WAGES gets $100,000 N.C. grant

WAGES Head Start/Early Head Start has been awarded a grant to provide training and technical assistance to child care providers in Wayne, Greene, Lenoir, Johnston and Wilson counties. The three-year $100,000 grant is part of the N.C. TQRIS, or...

Industry asks for zoning change

An industrial building closed since January 2008 could be on the verge of reopening, but with a new tenant and approximately 30 employees. The Wayne County Planning Board Tuesday night recommended approval of a request by National Salvage & Service...

Shooting suspects face new charges

Additional charges have been filed against the two men Goldsboro police allege opened fire on a group of people in the 800 block of Slocumb Street Saturday. Arraqib Ahad Hardy, 20, 615 S. Claiborne St., and Miguel Valdez Phillips, 24,...

Community call: Success partners

A local church is spearheading efforts to recruit adults to work with youths at Goldsboro High School. "We really need mentors as soon as we can," said Chretien Dumond, internal assistant to the youth pastor at Bethel Church. He also...

County schools battle for top spots in Calling All Communities campaign

With less than two weeks to go in the Calling All Communities campaign, Spring Creek Elementary School is gunning for first place. The school led the pack out of the gate for the Top 100 schools in the nationwide contest...

$40,000 in jewelry stolen at store

A local jewelry store was robbed of roughly $40,000 worth of gold Wednesday, according to an investigation report obtained at the Goldsboro Police Department this morning. Employees at Jewelry Unlimited, 920 Spence Ave., told investigators that a person wearing...

WCC to offer intro to manufacturing class

The Wayne Business and Industry Center will offer a course to help workers interested in manufacturing jobs. "Introduction to Manufacturing" will introduce students to the basic skills needed in that type of business. Classes will be offered at Wayne...

Goldsboro woman takes Association of County Commissioners post

Goldsboro native Johanna Reese has been named director of government relations for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. She began her new duties Oct. 8. Ms. Reese has served as deputy commissioner of the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles...

No injuries when bus hit

There were no injuries and no citations issued Wednesday afternoon when a construction vehicle struck a school bus in Pikeville, according to a spokesperson with Wayne County Public Schools. Bus 108, which was transporting students from Norwayne Middle School,...

Wayne-Duplin BPW Club taking names for Career Woman of the Year

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club is accepting nominations for Career Woman of the Year. The winner will be honored by the club at its Nov. 1 meeting. All nominees must be at least 35...

Donations sought for Boy Scouts annual event

The Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America is now accepting donations for its second annual dinner auction to benefit Camp Tuscarora. The dinner auction, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, will help raise...