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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Goldsboro City Council to look at Stoney Creek Park plans

Goldsboro City Council members will get to take a look at the final site plan for Stoney Creek Park Monday at their work session. Members are expected to give their approval so that the Stoney Creek Park Alliance can...

Ring in a good cause: Salvation Army kettle drive begins

The Salvation Army has kicked off its annual red kettle drive as the Christmas-giving season gets fully underway this weekend after Thanksgiving. Some volunteers, however, are hearing fewer clinks in the bottom of their kettles this year as donations are...

Age makes no difference in Wii showdown

It was life experience versus youthful video game savvy at the Wayne County Senior Center Wednesday, as six seniors took on a group of children from the Seymour-Johnson Youth Center in a Nintendo Wii bowl-off. Tonya Cedars from the...

Toys: What's hot this year from tots to teens

If you talk to those stocking store shelves this holiday season, you might gain some perspective. They know what toys are in high demand. They see children stop and stare. At least that is the case at the local Target,...

Pikeville, Fremont electric rates going up

Rates for ElectriCities members -- towns who are part of the public power co-operative -- will soon go up by an average of 4 percent. In Wayne County, though, those rates affect just two groups of people: Fremont and...

Bending Bev's ear: Here's what Wayne wants to ask, tell the governor-elect

If given five minutes with Governor-elect Beverly Perdue, local small business owners would have plenty to give her an earful about -- from taxes to education to infrastructure. At two recent roundtable forums for business and civic leaders --...

Three Wish Trees up in Berkeley Mall

Three Wish Trees have been placed in Berkeley Mall, and they are ready for shoppers to adopt a child or a senior citizen and buy a Christmas gift for them. The trees are located at the front entrance of the...

Services on Aging to hold Christmas bazaar Saturday

Services on Aging and the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department are holding a Christmas Bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at Herman Park Center on 901 E. Ash St. For $10 residents can rent a...

Parkstown seeks parade entries

The Parkstown Community will host its annual Christmas parade Thursday, Dece. 11 at 3:45 p.m. Roads in the vicinity will be closed at 3:30 p.m. Parking will be directed by volunteers. Bishop Leamon Dudley of St. Delight Holiness Church will...

Operation Transition collecting winter clothes

Operation Transition is collecting winter apparel and blankets to give those in need. This is the organization's first coat drive in Goldsboro. Collections will run from Dec. 1 until Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at J.J. Ashley Bakery...

County museum to celebrate 20 years

The Wayne County Historical Association will celebrate the Wayne County Museum's 20th anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 9 with dinner and entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner at the museum, located in the city's historic district at 116 N....

Three honored during MOC Founders Day

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two students and a former campus minister at Mount Olive College were honored during the college's annual Founders Day celebration on Tuesday. Tiffany Hope McPherson of Clarendon and Laura Keith Thompson of Kinston received the Founders Leadership...

Election costs county more than $250,000

Wayne County's one-stop voting sites not only saw the most voter activity during this month's election, they also accounted for slightly over one-half of the election's $253,889 price tag. One-stop expenditures were $130,196 (51 percent) compared to Election Day...

With revaluation, Duplin Commission expected to discuss new taxes

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners are expected to adopt a new property value schedule and discuss a new tax rate during their regular meeting Monday. But first, a new commissioner, Frances Parks of Calypso, will take the oath of office,...