12/25/07 — Merry Christmas from the staff of the Goldsboro News-Argus!

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Merry Christmas from the staff of the Goldsboro News-Argus!

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on December 25, 2007 1:45 PM

Star of Bethlehem

Slow down today. There's more Christmas than gifts.

“Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.” ...

Most of us remember the classic carol that tells a portion of the Christmas story — the humble birth of Jesus on that clear, cold night so long ago.

But when we sing, sometimes we don’t remember that that story is what we should be focused on — that and our faith, family and friends.

There are plenty of families who will be without their loved ones this year. They would give anything to listen to another boring story or to argue over something silly.

As we gather today and tomorrow, we should remember just how lucky we are to still have each other.

Aside from the celebration of faith, Christmas is a time to celebrate family and friendships — and to give to those who cannot care for themselves. It is also a time to honor those who have touched our lives and to share with them the joys of the holiday season.

So, take a deep breath, look around the room and smile — this is the good stuff.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from all of us.

— The News-Argus family and their families

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