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Connections 2017

Goldsboro News Argus - Progress Edition

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3 4 Connecting To A Career Amanda Howell takes the fast track to a career she always knew she wanted to be in — nursing. Courses offered at Wayne County Schools helped connect her education to her career. 10 Teen Court Offers Chance At Success The Teen Court program gives juveniles an opportunity to learn from mistakes through volunteering and discipline. contents T he Progress edition is designed to take an in-depth look at Wayne County and where its people, economy, education, health industry and military are going. This year's theme is all about connections because it is rarely possible to make progress or improvements without them. The fabric of the Wayne County community is woven into tight-knit relationships that, when in cooperation and in sync, become a recipe for individual success of each entity. From Peggy Seegars Senior Center offering programs to seniors to Communities in Schools offering second chances to juveniles through the Teen Court program, connections from one group to another improve the quality of life in the community all the way around. Connections in industry have also become a necessity for success. Uchiyama Manufacturing taps into the Wayne County workforce, while agriculture becomes a key driver in the manufacturing industry and the cornerstone for many families. This year's Progress edition is divided to focus on five drivers in the county — education, business and agriculture, health, military and community. And though it is divided, connections are ever-present and thread each section together, much like the community in which we live. Friday, February 24, 2017 51 55 41 10 33 47 23 26 41 C NNCETI NS 14 Contracts Keep Families Farming The Overman family entered into the contract growing market in 2007. Overman Farms includes nearly 4,500 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat crops as well as contracting a sow farm and hog farm. 23 ACTT: Skills To Cope Clarence Nicholson struggled with depression and schizophrenia, but with the help of Waynesboro Family Clinic's Assertive Community Treatment Team he learned skills that help him live a full life. 21 Making Changes A new fleet of KC-46A Pegasus tankers and the integration of active duty and reserve units are setting the tone for the next generation of airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. 41 A Positive Place To Go After School Boys and Girls Club give kids a safe place to go after school to study, play and learn.

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