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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Christmas shopping season begins tomorrow

Wayne County merchants are ready for the early birds determined to get their hands on a holiday bargain tomorrow morning -- and they are advising Black Friday shoppers to start early, strategize and to make sure they carry a cell...

A tree for his little girl

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ed Ellis' little girl won't be home for the holidays this year. Instead, Goldsboro native and Rosewood High School graduate Cathy Jarrell will open Christmas gifts with her husband, Van, and daughter, Megan, around their tree on...

Col. Kwast gets key to the county

The 4th Fighter Wing's new commander got his official welcome to town this week, and pledged to continue to reinforce the relationship between Wayne County and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. And that starts with understanding how the county and...

Children share their blessings

Children say the darndest things. But on occasions like Thanksgiving, they can also provide poignant insights into what heartfelt gratitude means. When asked "What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?" first-graders did not hesitate to share their own personal lists....

2006 Empty Stocking Fund - Help us make holiday bright for children

As the holidays approach each year, hundreds of Wayne County children don't expect to find a gift under their trees on Christmas day. Santa Claus just doesn't stop at their houses. But thanks to the generosity of their neighbors and...

Inmates learn gift of caring about others

Duplin County Correctional Facility inmate Bruce Wilder has made plenty of mistakes in his life. But this Thanksgiving, he and seven other members of the Duplin Staff Resident Council are trying to make up for some of them -- and...

Public records

Crime of the Week A string of armed robberies is the focus of Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers "Crime of the Week." In the past two weeks, eight businessess have been victims of these crimes. In each case, one to four black...

Partnership will offer free prenatal classes

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County has scheduled two prenatal education options for expecting parents. A one-day "Growing Pains" session is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Information will be provided on prenatal nutrition;...

Duplin County School will tackle minority recruitment

KENANSVILLE -- With the Duplin County Board of Education holding its last business meeting in its current form, not many decisions were made Tuesday night, but there was a lot of information discussed -- even if board members Graham Phillips...