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Sunday, August 11, 2013

United Way kickoff Aug. 23

Elvis will raise the roof again this year as part of United Way of Wayne County's efforts to let people know how they can make a difference in the community. United Way will kick off its 2013 campaign with...

Interstate highways focus of meeting

Completing Interstate 795 from Goldsboro to Interstate 40 west of Faison and construction of a regional interstate loop are two projects that will have major economic impacts on eastern North Carolina, members of the Wayne County Commission's Transportation Committee...

A friend forever

"Despite of all optimism in the exchange program this fellow did not know what the public opinion in the USA against his country might be," Wittke wrote. "He didn't know whether he would meet friends or opposition, and this was...

County still untangling payroll

Wayne County commissioners continue to struggle with how to correct the damage left by a failed attempt to switch to a new payroll system that either underpaid or overpaid most of the county's employees during the six months it...

Burglary, kidnapping charges filed

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has charged two men in connection with a burglary-kidnapping that took place near Pikeville after 1 a.m. Friday. Eric Donavan Murchison, 20, Irish Inn Highway 70 E., room 220, and Justin Kendrick Green, 25,...

Students attend Optimist summer computer camp

This summer, 15 Wayne County students in grades 5-9 attended the first-ever "Optimist Computers4Kids Summer Camp," which was sponsored by the Optimist Club of Goldsboro. Three sessions of the computer camp were held during the three weeks between July...

Steve Keen reappointed to environmental panel

Steve Keen, chairman of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, has been reappointed to serve on the state's 15-member Environmental Management Commission appointed by the governor, the Senate president pro tempore and the speaker of the House. Commission members...

Railroad siding is being built near LaGrange

LAGRANGE -- A $4 million project is under way to construct a new two-mile-long passing siding on the North Carolina Railroad tracks near LaGrange at the Wayne-Lenoir county line. The project is expected to be completed this fall and...

Partnership worried over Pre-K slots

As officials await final allocations for preschool slots, officials at Partnership for Children of Wayne County are concerned for working parents seeking quality child care. "In the last couple of weeks, we have had folks call here. We can't tell...

New equipment boosts WCC machining program

As hard as the machining program at Wayne Community College works to keep abreast of changing technology, the high cost of equipment often slows down the process. "To be able to train our people to meet the needs of manufacturers,...

Concentrating on a cause

Jacob McCullen, foreground, concentrates on keeping his tractor straight on the track Saturday afternoon at the Neuse Mini-Tractor Pulling Contest on Casey Saw Mill Road. But McCullen wasn't pulling to win a trophy. He, along with more than 100...

Man gets time for possession of firearm

A Mount Olive man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of probation, following his conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Anthony Earl Rivers, 25, was sentenced last week in...

AgCarolina scholarships awarded

AgCarolina Farm Credit awarded a total of $9,500 in scholarships to 13 deserving students through their corporate-giving program, the Fund for Rural North Carolina. Among the local students earning scholarships were Elizabeth Price of Mount Olive and Franklin Scott of...