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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Board anxious to get school projects going

The Wayne County Board of Education emerged from Tuesday's joint meeting with county commissioners more optimistic about moving forward on its school facilities plan, even if it had to wade through a detailed analysis of the county's debt profile...

Workers fired after alleged gas thefts

Three former employees in the Transportation Department of the Wayne County Public Schools are currently under investigation for "larceny of fuel," officials have confirmed. According to Wayne County Sheriff's Office, an active investigation is under way but no charges have...

Reception to be held Sat. for Dillard/Goldsboro pres.

Raymond Smith Jr., transportation director for Wayne County Public Schools, was recently installed as national president of Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni & Friends, Inc. and a reception is planned to recognize him locally this weekend. Janet Barnes, chairperson of the national...

Fire safety day at Berkeley Mall Sat.

The American Red Cross will sponsor a Fire Prevention and Safety Day this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. Red Cross volunteers will be handing out educational materials and free smoke detectors to the public....

Parental involvment seminar to be held Thurs.

The Title I program of Wayne County Public Schools is hosting its 17th annual districtwide parent seminar on Thursday at the H.V. Brown Center on Poplar Street. "Empowering Parents for Student Success" will take place from 9 a.m. until...

Operation Medicine Drop to be held Saturday at mall

Operation Medicine Drop will be held Saturday to collect unwanted and outdated prescription and over-the-counter medicines as a part of Kids Fest at Berkeley Mall. Wayne County 4-H Prevention Program, the Sheriff's Office, and Wayne Connections Substance Abuse Task...

Shriners holding free orthopaedic screening Sat.

The Shriners Hospitals for Children is holding a free orthopaedic screening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Mumfest in downtown New Bern. The screening is for children from birth to 18 who have an orthopaedic injury or...

County plan for facilities requires tax hike

A 17-cent increase in the Wayne County property tax rate would be needed should county commissioners decide to pursue all of the projects in their proposed 10-year capital improvement plan. Ted Cole and Bob High of Davenport & Co.,...

Waging his own battle against cancer

Bill Outlaw is on a mission. A mission from God. Back in May of 2012, a routine checkup led to a diagnosis of leukemia for Outlaw. For the next six months, he spent his time fighting cancer. And during...

Spruill: Ever faithful, dependable and active at 99

The 1985 Buick LaSabre parked in Canarie Spruill's carport is much like the woman who still drives it -- faithful and dependable. "It's still going good right on," she said of her ride. "People always ask, 'When are you...