Events in our area 4.10.19


Career readiness testing offered

The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success program will provide testing sessions from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Room 136 of Wayne Community College’s Walnut Building on the Goldsboro main campus. Registration is required by calling 919-739-7004 and the cost to take the set of three skill assessments is $36.

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base’s Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free assessments to military personnel and their dependents. Call 919-772-1123 for more information and to register for the next testing session.

UMO to host art reception, fun run, concert

The University of Mount Olive will hold its spring art show reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the Teresa Pelt Grubbs Gallery.

Students from the UMO planning class are having a 5K Trojan Fun Run at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Kornegay Arena, 634 Henderson St. Registration starts at 5 p.m. General race fee is $10 with UMO and Southern Wayne High School student registration set at $5.

A high school honor band and UMO Symphonic Band concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall. For more information, contact Jonathan Saeger at

Shriners’ fish fry planned Friday

The Wayne Shrine Club will hold its annual fish fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4-7 p.m. for dinner on Friday, April 12. Takeout plates will be available for drive-thru pickup next to Roberts Machine Shop on N.C. 55 in Mount Olive.

Park to host
night hike

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will hold a night hike at 6 p.m. Friday, April 12. Participants will meet at the visitors center. Call 919-778-6234 for more information.

Rabies vaccination clinics planned

Wayne County will hold a rabies vaccination clinic from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at Grantham Elementary School and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 in the Old Pikeville School parking lot.

The cost is $5 per dog or cat. Every dog or cat at least 4 months old should receive a rabies vaccination. Proof of prior rabies vaccination is required to receive the three-year vaccine. If proof is not provided, a one-year vaccine is given. Owners are encouraged to bring their driver’s license to accelerate the process.

Community college to close for Easter

Wayne Community College will be closed for the Easter holidays on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22.

Spring break for students and faculty is April 23-26, but the college will be open and staff will be on duty for their normal schedules: 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on that Tuesday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on that Friday.

talk scheduled

Scott Kennedy will give a talk on security and self-defense at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the Rones Chapel Area Community Center, 126 N.C. 403 W., Mount Olive. Attendees are invited to come early for a covered-dish supper at 5 p.m. For more information, call Connie at 919-658-0476.

Scholarship application deadline is May 1

The Carver High School Alumni Association is offering scholarships to qualified high school graduates and will accept applications through May 1. To apply, download the application from For information, call Linda Darnell at 919-658-9731 or email Linda Oliver a

Duplin deputies seek Explorers members

The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Explorers post is now recruiting new members. Youths ages 14-21 who are interested in law enforcement are invited to apply.

Benefits include training, educational opportunities, hands-on activities, physical fitness training, competition with other agencies locally and nationally, participation in a ride-along program, detention officers’ training and courtroom/bailiff training.

For more information, call Detective Ben Parrish at 910-441-9524 or Deputy Randy Forester at 910-271-4529 or visit the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 112 W. Hill St., Kenansville.


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