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Friday, December 3, 2004

LaGrange parade

Bobby Williams These "horseless carriages" were among 130 entries in the annual LaGrange Christmas parade Thursday afternoon....

Foreign students in Wayne beat test scores of state's other foreign students

Foreign students in Wayne County are seeing improvements in their test scores, outscoring their counterparts across the state, says a school official. Hope Meyerhoeffer, the school system's director of the English-as-a-second-language program, said the state requires that 40 percent of...

Anonymous giver boosts Empty Stocking Fund

An anonymous donor gave $1,000 to the Empty Stocking Fund, boosting the total received the first week of the campaign to $8,056. But the fund is still $24,944 away from its $33,000 goal. The money is needed to pay for...

Salavation Army needs more angels flocking to its gift trees

So far this year, the Salvation Army's paper angels far outnumber the human ones. That could leave some local children out on Christmas. The Salvation Army is trying to secure gifts for more than 800 children this holiday season, but...

Public records

Man charged with trying to rob stores A 20-year-old man wanted by authorities on five robbery charges was arrested Thursday by Goldsboro police without incident in the 400 block of North Virginia Street. Ivan Devon Harvey Jr. of Birddog Lane,...

Briefly

Living history Bentonville Battlefield will present a free living history program on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visitors can take part in an 1860s-style Christmas by stringing popcorn and cranberries, cutting out paper ornaments and helping costumed volunteers...

Payless helps provde shoes for children

All kinds of shoes will be in front of around 60 foster children in Wayne County on Dec. 11. The children will have three hours to pick out at least two pairs each at the Payless Shoe Source on Spence...

Two more join Mount Olive College Foundation

Linda Murphy and Joyce Minchew of Wallace are the latest members to join the Mount Olive College Foundation Board. The foundation, which was formed this year, raises money for Mount Olive College. The board currently has 11 members, including Robert...