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Sunday, September 22, 2013

College kicks off campaign, picks distinguished instructors

Wayne Community College kicked off the annual fundraising campaign for its Foundation student scholarships Thursday afternoon -- and honored two instructors with Distinguished Chair awards. The more dignified portion of the assembly of faculty and staff in Moffatt Auditorium was...

Park marks milestone

Five years after the creation of the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation master plan, construction at Stoney Creek Park is wrapping up, with an official ceremony Thursday and a set of sand volleyball courts slated to go in next week....

Man takes plea in child's death

Keefe Decarlos McPhail, charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2010 death of 21-month-old Kamari Bryant, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in Wayne County Superior Court. Judge John E. Nobles sentenced McPhail, of 605 W. Queen St., LaGrange,...

Ready, set, fair

DUDLEY -- Seeing the colorful carnival rides starting to go up at the Wayne County Fairgrounds this past week is building excitement for Thursday's opening of the 65th annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, Manager Eddie Pitzer said. "They start...

DGDC honors friends, patrons

There was plenty to celebrate at the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration in the wake of the news that Goldsboro had been chosen to receive a $10 million transportation grant for work in downtown, a...

Schools' success coaches set sights on graduations

One of the biggest aspects of a success coach's job is giving time to a student. Sometimes even 15 minutes can make a difference, said Mary Kay James, a retired principal who recently took over the reins as success...

Man shot outside Goldsboro restaurant

A Goldsboro man shot outside the Huddle House at 2600 U.S. 117 South at 12:40 a.m. Friday is in fair condition at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, hospital officials say. The lone suspect is in custody. The Wayne County...

Spots sought for trees for needy

Christmas trees will soon start popping up all over Wayne County, and some of them will have a special purpose -- helping needy children. The Salvation Army is looking for places to put up Angel Trees this year. Here's...

Run for Fallen nets more than $10,000 for Wounded Warriors

The For the Run for the Fallen held at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base last week raised more than $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The half marathone run and the 5-kilometer run brought out 275 runners to raise...

National Business Women's Week to be observed Oct. 21-25

The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Association and its Foundation announce that the National Business Women's Week will be held Oct. 21-25. The organization offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women and companies...

Hillbilly Hike raises money for troops, Waynesborough, Habitat

Tim Smith of Mount Olive wasn't worried about crawling on his belly through the thick, sucking muck of a Neuse River mud pit, but he couldn't shake the feeling that the smell reminded him of something. And as he...

Officials: Caution helps in avoiding West Nile

On the heels of the year's first reported West Nile virus death in the state, Wayne County Health Director Davin Madden stressed the need for residents to be educated and to take preventive measures. State health officials on Thursday...

Fremont starts working on STEP grant strategies

FREMONT -- With a November deadline looming, the Fremont Small Town Economic Prosperity program committees met individually Tuesday to work on pulling together strategy statements. The purpose is to attract business to and to retain business in Fremont, to...

Electric company warns of bill scam

DUDLEY -- Tri-County Electric Membership Cooperative officials are warning county residents about a scam in which thieves, posing as electric utility representatives, continue to prey on unsuspecting consumers across the country including Tri-County members. A typical scam scenario happens...

Bethel Church sponsoring run to help orphanage in Haiti

Bethel Church of 2308 N. William St. funds, runs, and operates an orphanage in Haiti that clothes, feeds, and houses 35 orphans. This orphanage relies 100 percent on Bethel Church for their funds. The earthquake in 2010 demolished the orphanage...