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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A heroes' welcome

Betty Franklin had tears in her eyes as she looked down Wayne Memorial Drive at the hundreds standing along the roadside waving undersized American flags and homemade signs. It has been more than 40 years since her brother, Pfc. Joseph...

What happened on Jan. 20, 1972 ...

He only had six seconds. Six seconds to eject from an F-4 Phantom that was upside down and spinning out of control. So when John Stiles asked his pilot, Bob Mock, if he should bail, he was taken aback when...

County leaders consider capital projects

Wayne County Commissioner Ray Mayo Tuesday afternoon appeared to back pedal somewhat from action taken last week by the county's Facilities Committee asking commissioners to proceed with bid-letting within the next 30 to 45 days for a new Steele Memorial...

Four in competition for help

Four local people are entered in a national contest to win one of three handicapped accessible vans. Sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, the contest has almost 1,000 entries. They are all stories of "local heroes" across...

Teacher job fair to be held Saturday

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual Teacher Job Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at Goldsboro High School. Prospective teachers can visit and learn about the programs and job opportunities at...

Artwork from four WCC students to be displayed in Raleigh

Artwork from four Wayne Community College students has been chosen for the 16th N.C. Community Colleges Art Exhibition in Raleigh. Forty-four of the 58 community colleges in the state are represented in the exhibition of 139 creative works by...

Senior Games start on Monday

The 2013 Wayne County Senior Games start Monday, with 313 competitors from ages 55 through 90 registered. Competition will be in various arenas: Performing arts, heritage, visual and literary arts, golf, bowling and assorted track and field events. Here is...

Rabies clinic will be held on April 27

Rabies vaccination clinics will be sponsored by the County of Wayne on Saturday, April 27, at Grantham Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. and at Southern Wayne High School from 1 p.m until 3 p.m. The cost...

County looking at new ag center

The committee responsible for the original 2006 proposal for an $11.6 million regional agricultural center in Wayne County is being revived to update the plan before a decision is made on the hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs...