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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Volunteers, families share holiday dinner

Kevin Gardner did not know exactly how many people he would have for dinner Christmas Eve. On a regular day, the Community Soup Kitchen, which is located in the back of an historic synagogue at the corner of James and...

Christmas has different focus in other nations

Miguel Martez remembers traveling home after late Christmas Mass in a small town near Mexico City as a boy. When his family reached the house, they gathered around a handcrafted nativity scene. "We would watch Mama place the Baby Jesus...

Youth Council wraps gifts

Janelle McCabe and her adviser Laterrie Ward wrapped a gift that wiggled last year at Berkeley Mall as part of their duties at the Mayor's Youth Council's gift-wrapping booth. "We wrapped a dog," Janelle said. "We put it in the...

Christmas trees given to families

Three Wayne County families would not even have had Christmas trees this year if not for Target and the United Way. Through its Adopt-A-Tree program, Target gave away three prelit fully decorated Christmas trees Friday to local needy families. United...

BOE comments on bond referendum possibility

Consultants will take a look at Wayne County's school building needs and the county's ability to fund the projects after the county commissioners approved a contract with the firm this week, a first step in the process of developing a...

Experts say frying turkey is dangerous

KENANSVILLE -- Frying that Christmas turkey can mean a delicious meal but the technique is dangerous, experts say, and cooks need to use caution. Turkey frying has become a popular way to prepare the holiday bird in recent years but...

Kids write letters to Santa

These letters are from Mrs. Miriam Boyette's class at Carver Elementary School. Dear Santa: My name is Dequan. I am in the third grade. I have been good this year. For Christmas I would like to have a game boy,...

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Wayne County Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Delbert Orlando Owens, 28, West Hill Street, possession of stolen goods and carrying a concealed weapon, nine to 11 months; possession of stolen goods, nine to 11 months; possession of...

Student news

Washella Turner graduated from the University of Florida in Gainsville on Saturday, Dec. 17, with a PhD in African American Literature. Her dissertation was entitled "Unity or Dissension? African American Literary Perspectives on Twen-tieth-Century Interracial Or-ganizations and Relations." A recipient...

Responsible alcohol use theme of Commander's Call

Responsible alcohol use was the theme of this year's 4th Fighter Wing Commander's Call at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. 1st Lt. Devin Robinson was the host of Thursday's show at the base theater, which took a "Late Show" format,...

Mount Olive District Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Theodore Victor Faison, 27, Andrews Circle, Mount Olive, driving while impaired, 60 days suspended, 12 months unsupervised probation, 24 hours community service, $100 fine and costs. *Alexander Roblero Gonzalez, 23,...

Wayne County District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *George Best, 54, Marigold Street, driving while impaired, 12 months (appealed). *Richard John Percival II, 28, Ruskin Road, Dudley, driving while license revoked, 120 days (appealed). *Linwood Earl Hardy, 47,...