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11/26/08 — Time to twinkle: Christmas in the city

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Time to twinkle: Christmas in the city

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 26, 2008 1:46 PM


One-year-old Christopher Beal, left, and his brother, Jacob, 5, sit on Santa's lap at this year's Downtown Lights Up event in Goldsboro Tuesday. Mayor Al King flipped the switch on the holiday lights lining the median on Center Street.


Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. executive director Julie Thompson, left, holds the microphone for Mayor Al King on a chilly Tuesday evening. When King got the cue, the streets lit up -- as did the eyes of many of the children in attendance.


Children -- decked out in official Christmas attire -- wait for the magic moment when Mayor Al King flips the switch to light up Center Street.

Leon Wallace holds out his hands. "How did they do that?" the 6-year-old says, looking skyward at the white flakes falling on Center Street just after sunset. "That right there. How did they do that?" His father, Charles, smiles. "Must...

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