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Friday, December 15, 2006

Parkstown parade returns

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Members of the Bowden-Rowe Family rode in their own float to mark the resurrection of the Parkstown Christmas Parade. Below, members of the Eastern Wayne High School Marching Band perform. For more information see Christmas tradition gets...

Ex-death row inmate could get new trial

A Duplin County man, convicted of first-degree murder in 1993 and sentenced to death, came a little closer Monday to getting a new trial after U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle denied a motion filed by the North Carolina Attorney...

Teen files not guilty plea in shooting

PIKEVILLE -- A Goldsboro teen suspected of killing his classmate when a gun he allegedly was twirling on his finger went off has told a Wayne County judge that he is not guilty of murder. Defense Attorney Geoff Hulse entered...

Christmas tradition gets new life in Parkstown

For the first time in nearly 40 years, the roadsides of Parkstown echoed with the sound of marching bands and hundreds of shouting children as the community's Christmas parade made its triumphant return Thursday. "The Biggest Little Parade in the...

City closes deal on site for new community building

Goldsboro officials said while a funding plan still is not in place for the Paramount Theater and Wayne County Memorial Community Building reconstruction projects, efforts to move along with both continue and progress is being made. The city recently closed...

Senator asks state to erect sign pointing motorists to Goldsboro

State Sen. John Kerr is asking the Department of Transportation to consider putting more signs on U.S. 117 north directing motorists to Goldsboro. The new four-lane highway between Goldsboro and Wilson opened this year and has become a popular route...

Company adopts orphans for holiday

There are 65 orphans who will have a merry Christmas because of gift donations to Frema Motors' Angel Tree. The Angel Tree is bare, and each child will receive two gifts. Office manager Caroyn Mozingo said the Kennedy Home orphanage...

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

A 21-year-old Goldsboro resident accused of killing a man in the Waffle House parking lot on Wayne Memorial Drive pleaded guilty to a lesser charge today in Wayne County Superior Court. Shawn Naurice Holmes originally faced a first-degree murder charge...

Guardian Ad Litem court officials' campaign makes Christmas brighter for Wayne children

For more than 100 Wayne County children who otherwise would find little if anything under the Christmas tree this year, Santa Claus will come from an unlikely source. The children will get the chance to unwrap gifts this year thanks...