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Sunday, April 7, 2013

River cleanup

Kenny Lewis, sales manager of R.A. Jeffreys, prepares to put in at the U.S. 117 bridge after collecting trash along the Neuse River with his son Turner, 11, on Saturday. R.A. Jeffreys employees teamed up with Goldsboro Parks and...

Legislators emphasize support for Seymour

State House members "were actually fighting" to be primary sponsors of a bill that would help protect Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the state's other military installations, said Rep. Jimmy Dixon, R-4. The issue is that important, he said....

WCDS teacher to help create Duke workshop

A math teacher at Wayne Country Day School is collaborating with a Duke University professor to create a student workshop on the university campus in the fall. "Math everywhere day" is the working title for the event, said Dr....

Wayne Democratic convention to be held on Saturday

Wayne County Democrats will hold their county convention Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse. The meeting is open to all Democrats. State and congressional district representatives as well as officers will be elected. To...

Small Business Award nominees being sought

The Small Business Center of Wayne Community College and Wayne County Chamber of Commerce are seeking nominations for the 2013 Small Business Awards. Candidates for awards are being sought in the categories of "Small Business of the Year" and...

Rosewood junior firefighters do well at state competition

The trophies read, "Stony Hill Inaugural 'March into Spring.'" They sit atop a 9-11 tribute, which includes a piece of the wreckage encased in a huge glass display and authenticated with an official N.Y. Port Authority tag and a U.S....

Norwayne student earns second place in state science contest

A Norwayne Middle School eighth-grader who has won first place prizes in the Wayne County Public Schools' science fair for the past three years, earned second place at the state event. David Williamson had won first place in the...

Celebrating 100th birthday

Charles A. Newton smiles while sitting next to his daughter Sallie Bluff during the celebration of his 100th birthday at Sterling House last week. Newton was born on April 3, 1913, in Starksboro, Vt. He worked as a machinist...

Time to hit the field

Arturo Guerrero checks the corn in a planter Saturday morning as he gets ready to start another round of planting on a Price Brothers farm about two miles east of Mount Olive on Kelly Springs Road. A cold, rainy...

Four in competition for title of Miss Mardi Gras

Four women are competing for the Miss Mardi Gras 2013 crown that will be presented Friday, April 19 as part of the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. for its scholarship program. Fraternity members have...

Disability walk set for May 8

The 17th Annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Diability, will be held Wednesday, May 8, starting with registration at St. Paul Methodist Church at 204 E. Chestnut St. at 9:30 a.m....

County waiting on plan from Opportunity Center

Wayne County commissioners earlier last week voiced concerns that they had not yet seen financial information and a business plan that they requested more than a month ago from the financially troubled Wayne Opportunity Center. It is information that commissioners...