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December 30, 2007 archives

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Clips of an era -- longtime barber shop closes

Danny Cook remembers sitting in Leslie Potts' chair when he was 6 years old. "My dad, he brought me up here," he said. That was 35 years ago. So when Cook, now 41, made his way to that same chair,...

Veterans get copy of letter from Garris

For more than 30 years, Cleeve Cox has called Preston Garris one of his closest friends. The World War II veteran said they had a Purple Heart in common and combat stories to share. But these days, Cox is simply...

Pikeville clerk put back at her desk

PIKEVILLE -- Although a state investigation into allegations of financial irregularities is not complete, town commissioners reinstated suspended Town Clerk Kathie Fields in a 4-1 vote Friday. A majority of the town's commissioners and Mayor Herbert Sieger said reinstating Kathie...

Habitat has list of families who need new homes

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro Wayne officials say they cannot build houses fast enough to keep up with the qualified families waiting for the OK that they will receive homes of their own. Development Director Sherry Archibald said Habitat...

Red Cross sends out SOS for blood

Facing a possible blood shortage around the holidays, the American Red Cross is putting out a desperate plea for donors. The Wayne County chapter is behind in blood collections, along with most of the nation, said Samia Garner, director of...

Wanye County Reads sets 2008 events schedule

A true story of racism, murder, historical perspective and how a society deals with conflict is the 2008 Wayne County Reads selection. "Blood Done Sign My Name" tells the story of Timothy Tyson, who was 10 years old in...