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Friday, November 28, 2008

Back in black: Retailers look to year's biggest shopping day

For many, shopping on the day after Thanksgiving is a family affair. Angel Webb and her daughter Baillie of Snow Hill were part of the early crowd hitting Goldsboro stores this morning but said they had actually started shopping...

Christmas in Beautancus

Santa greets parade goers Thursday at the annual Beautancus Christmas Parade in northern Duplin County. The annual impromptu event drew several hundred people....

Local seasonal employment down

People may not be spending as much on holiday gifts this year, but in the tradition of the season, shoppers are still expected to be out in masses over the next few weeks. And customers might have to wait in...

Wayne to receive $400,000 housing grant

A $400,000 grant announced this week for Wayne County will allow the county to tackle housing needs not being addressed by its Community Development Block Grant. No local match is required to receive the grant. Commissioners will be briefed...

Woman, 99, dies in crash

CALYPSO -- A 99-year-old Burgaw woman died Thanksgiving morning in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 117 Bypass North. Catherine Guy, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Duplin County Medical Examiner Dr. Hervy B. Kornegay Sr., was a...

Communication system gets OK from county

Wayne County commissioners adopted a $10.8 million capital project ordinance this month, clearing the way for the county to proceed with plans to build a new communication system. The plan, which has received the blessings of the Local Government...

Charles named interim parks director

Gail Charles will lead the Parks and Recreation Department once current director Sonya Shaw departs the city in early December to take a position in Garner. City Manager Joe Huffman announced her appointment as interim director earlier this week....

Boys & Girls Club open on Saturdays

The Boys & Girls Club on Royall Avenue is now open every other Saturday. Membership is not required to visit on Saturdays as long as you intend to join the club eventually, Teen Center Director Willemina Williams said earlier...

Bank blood challenge Dec. 14

The challenge is on. Wayne County's bank employees will be rolling up their sleeves and donating blood Dec. 14. The 5th Annual Bank Challenge blood drive will be held from 12:30 until 5 p.m. at the Wayne County Chapter...