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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fond fair-well

People watch and take pictures as Casey Young, 14, Alexis Walter, 16, Victoria Deem, 14, Annie Bernard, 16, and Shaquille Miller, 19, dance to the Cupid Shuffle on the midway at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Saturday -- the...

Mount Olive Heart Walk-ers raise $21,000 to battle disease

MOUNT OLIVE -- No matter how much money the 42nd Annual Mount Olive Heart Walk raised for heart disease research Saturday -- more than $21,000 according to early returns -- it will rank among the more memorable for one...

School board, commissioners plan meeting

It will be as late as Monday before the agenda will be ready for Tuesday's joint meeting between the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the county Board of Education to discuss school facility needs. The agenda will definitely...

Council to vote on bid for site

Goldsboro City Council is expected to accept a bid on the site of the former Arts Council of Wayne County building and to decide a rezoning issue at its meeting Monday. Council members will decide whether to accept The...

Sponsors being sought for Wreaths Across America Day

Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization that is seeking to place a wreath on the grave of every service man or woman during the Christmas holidays, and it is seeking sponsors to help. Evergreen Memorial Cemetery on U.S. 70...

Meet Cameron's crew

When Cameron Carlyle enrolled at Wayne Country Day School last spring, the high-functioning autistic student was more comfortable indoors sitting in front of a video game console or designing games on the computer. His response to the suggestion to...

This county family stars in its very own Wild West Show

Heated words are exchanged. Neither side is backing down. Voices rise as guns are drawn. The tension breaks as the offenders are led away to jail. The respite is short-lived though as the lawmen are distracted -- and there...

Schools: 20 still lacking vaccine

Nearly two dozen students still have not gotten a vaccination required by law and will not be allowed back in the classroom until they do, officials said last week. Tdap, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, is required for all students entering sixth grade...

Local restaurants get ready for annual Taste of Wayne County

Wayne County's eateries are firing up their ovens and getting ready to prepare their tastiest fare for the annual Taste of Wayne County. The event, a fundraiser for the United Way of Wayne County, will be Saturday from 11...

Operation Christmas Child starts campaign

As the holidays approach, officials with Operation Christmas Child are reminding local residents to begin preparing shoeboxes of gifts and other items for needy children around the world. The program is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, which distributed the boxes to...

An anniversary prayer

A service Saturday at Waynesborough Park commemorated the 170th anniversary of First Baptist Church of Goldsboro. The service was held in Bethany Friends Meeting House. First Baptist Church was organized at what is now Waynesborough Park in 1843. Activities...

Fire Princess contestants

These girls will be competing in the Wayne County Fire Princess Pageant on Saturday. Front row, from left: Sarah Casey, Spring Creek High, Elroy; Hannah Kennedy, Charles B. Aycock High, Nahunta; Janey Jones, Southern Wayne High, Mar Mac; Brittany...

All creatures great and small

Pet owners recite a prayer during the Blessing of the Animals in the garden at St. Francis Episcopal Church Saturday. The Rev. Doug Culton blessed more than 20 pets during the ceremony, which is conducted every year at the...

Faculty recital is planned at college

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College Music Department will present a faculty recital Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Olive Assembly Hall, 205 Wooten St. The event is free. Dr. Alan Armstrong, cellist, will be...

Kinetic Minds receives $2,000 grant from Dollar General

Kinetic Minds recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support its literacy program. The grant will be used to support interactive literacy lessons for elementary students. Lessons are provided as part of Kinetic...

Officials, company break ground on new kiln at plant

Wayne County commissioners broke ground alongside Georgia-Pacific executives on a project to install a third drying kiln at the Georgia-Pacific lumber mill in Dudley last week. The new kiln and other improvements will cost around $9 million and are...

Pies have become their family tradition

When Kelsey Sanders was a toddler, she remembers going with her mother to the pie baking contest at the county fair. Her mother was a co-director with Kelsey's grandmother, entering the pies and preparing them to be judged. So, years...

Driver cited in Friday crash

A veteran Wayne County Public Schools bus driver cited in an early Friday morning accident has been cited by the Highway Patrol and placed on administrative leave by the district pending investigation. Russell Glenwood Spence Jr., 71, reportedly drove...