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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Seeing blue: It's all about the bill

With Wayne Memorial Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina staring down a Dec. 4 deadline to come to a new contract agreement, negotiations have now been stalled for nearly two months. According to both sides,...

Commission OKs contract for Mount Olive library

A $2.275 million contract for a new Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive was unanimously approved by Wayne County commissioners during a Friday morning special session. Approval is contingent on County Attorney Borden Parker's final review and approval of...

What food stamp recipients can buy

What recipients can buy: Food stamps can be used to purchase foods for the household to eat. That includes breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, meats, fish, poultry and dairy products. * Seeds and plants which produce food for the...

Food stamps losing, gaining

An Oct. 1 cost-of-living increase for food stamp recipients will probably offset the loss recipients will experience when the federal stimulus funding for the program expires Friday. Either way, the amounts are so small that most recipients probably won't...

If the contract is terminated Dec. 5, what does it mean to you?

Editor's note: If no agreement is reached by Dec. 4, the contract between Wayne Memorial Hospital and Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be terminated. If that happens, all sides are emphasizing that does not mean that that Blue Cross...

Veterans Parade entries sought

The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition is looking for entries for its Veterans Day Parade. The event, which honors those who have served or are serving in the military, will be Nov. 11. "We have 22,000 veterans in...

County's fresh produce not directly local

Wayne County may be agriculturally rich and have the potential to provide the school district with easy access to locally grown produce, but hurdles and federal guidelines present a challenge when it comes to the child nutrition program for...

Founder of SADD offers emotional advice to students

His booming voice filling the auditorium and reducing his microphone to a prop, Students Against Drunk Driving founder Bob Anastas spoke passionately to students Friday at the Wayne School of Engineering, cautioning them against the dangers of peer pressure,...

Whose chili was the best?

REALLY CHILI CHALLENGE First place: BB&T Second place: Immediate Care Third place: Carl and Chelle's PEOPLE'S CHOICE First place: Wednesday Night Crew Second place: T.A. Loving Third place: N.C. Wesleyan College BEST BOOTH: T.A. Loving BEST TEAM NAME: Dr. Chili...

Heating up downtown

Center Stage cook Mike Saviak's chili recipe is based off tweaking. "What I cook, I taste. If it doesn't taste right, I add a little more." T.A. Loving cook Mike Mitchell likes to use different types of peppers. The...

Time to buy for Operation Christmas Child

Officials with Operation Christmas Child are reminding local residents to start 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 more than 100...

One-stop voting for municipal elections entering last week

One-stop voting enters its final week Monday for the handful of municipal and sanitary district races on the Nov. 5 ballot. One-stop began Oct. 24, and through this past Friday, 103 people had voted at the single one-stop location...

Bloodmobile schedule

Following is the November blood drive schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Saulston United Methodist Church. Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wayne...

Cookin' pigs at Southern Wayne

Judges from the North Carolina Pork Association, Willis Underwood and Keith Fuller, carefully check one of 20 hogs that were cooked during the Southern Wayne High School Pigskin Cook-Off Saturday morning at the school....

Old-fashioned fun

Seven-year-old Taylor Walden, right, and her 6-year-old sister Lindsey of Mar-Mac learn how children spent their free time during the 1800s as they play with a hoop and stick during the Reading, Writing and Remembering -- 120th anniversary of...

Eastern Wayne High School senior in national choir

An Eastern Wayne High School senior will participate in the 2013 National Association for Music Educators All-National Honors Mixed Vocal Ensemble on Oct. 30. Sam Childers was chosen among the nation's more than 670 high school students to perform...

Miss Goldsboro set for Nov. 9

The Miss Goldsboro Pageant will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre on Center Street. The new Miss Goldsboro will represent Goldsboro throughout the year and participate in local events, speaking engagements and will...

Gettin' jazzy on George Street

Tilghman Davis grooved to the jazz music. He moved up and down, wiggled and giggled, and then promptly fell asleep in the arms of his aunt, Kelly Stalnaker. "There was a big smile on his face. He loved it," she...

Wayne Community College targets efforts at direct loan program

pmoore@newsargus.com Getting a college education -- even at a community college -- is not cheap, and despite years of budget shifts and necessary tuition hikes, Wayne Community College officials say they are always seeking ways to provide students with the...

Energy bill help will be available

Wayne County has yet to learn whether $800,000 lost to the federal government shutdown will be reinstated to an energy assistance program for the poor. But while Department of Social Services Director Debbie Jones is awaiting word on that...

Walking to help bring back memories

A cold morning didn't stop nearly 150 people from walking for Alzheimer's research. Bundled up in jackets and hats, the crowd surged down Chestnut Street ready for one and half miles after collecting more than $25,000 to be given...