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Sunday, August 18, 2013

WCC Foundation plans trip, lectures and all that jazz

The future of Obamacare. The Gettysburg Civil War battlefield. The book of Job. And all that jazz. These are just a few topics represented on the fall Arts and Humanities schedule at Wayne Community College. The college's Foundation, which sponsors...

County fair drops demo derby, but just for 2013 season

There won't be any shake, rattle and roll of the automobile variety at the fair -- at least this year. The Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair has dropped demolition derbies from its Saturday and Sunday afternoon schedules in favor of...

Schools to have open houses

Open house events to usher in a school year will be held in Wayne County Public School this week. Classes for students are scheduled to resume next Monday, Aug. 26, with the exception of Dillard Middle School, where students...

Convict faces second jury for 2006 charges

A Wayne County man will spend an additional 20-26 years in prison after a Superior Court jury last week found him guilty -- again -- in connection with the 2006 shooting of a Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Squad officer. The state...

Millions in projects, and still counting

After a tough few years, the commercial construction business is booming in Goldsboro. For the first seven months of the year in 2012, there were more than $26 million in construction projects in Goldsboro. This year, that number jumped...

Three finalists are chosen for Teacher of the Year

The three finalists have been named for this year's Wayne County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. The annual banquet to announce the district winner will be held Tuesday evening at Walnut Creek Country Club. Meanwhile, selection was made following...

Bees, unbuzzed

More than 350 people attended the first National Honey Bee Day Celebration on Saturday sponsored by Beekeepers of the Neuse....

Starting school off right

Jerry McClarin hands a school supply package to Shantalia Greenfield, 3, at Bible Faith Missionary Baptist Church Saturday. McClarin gave out the bags of school supplies to elementary, middle and high school age students in the community. Supplies were...

A walk in the park to fight MS

Katie, a rescued Chow-Corgi mix, wears a handkerchief that reads "Walkies for Uncle Jimmy" during the second Annual MS Dog Walk at Stoney Creek Park Saturday. Katie's rescuer, Kristi O'Hara, has a brother, Jimmy, who lives in South Carolina...

Fall arts festival set for September in city

Wayne County is preparing to celebrate the upcoming autumn season in style -- with its first-ever Fall for the Arts Festival. It will be held Sept. 14 from noon to 8 p.m. at the corner of Center and East Spruce...

Duplin board sworn in

KENANSVILLE -- The new Duplin County Board of Elections was recently sworn in and met to reorganize. Republican Derl Walker of the Mount Olive area was elected chairman of the board. The other two board members are Republican Linwood Sanders...

Hookah lounge on city agenda

A hookah lounge could be coming to Goldsboro in the near future. A public hearing will be held at the Goldsboro City Council meeting Monday night for the public to comment on the proposed use of the former Kwik...