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Monday, December 8, 2008

They love a parade: Pikeville kicks off holiday

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus ride on their town-sponsored float -- a replica of their living room -- and wave to the crowd lining the streets during the Pikeville Christmas Parade Sunday afternoon. Town police estimated that about 500 people turned...

Vehicle defaults on rise in counties

Automobile repossessions have increased in the past several months, and it's not just high-end sports cars getting the hook. "I went from picking up five cars a day to 10 cars a day," said Eddie of Final Notice Recovery, a...

Mount Olive interviews candidates for new recreation director position

MOUNT OLIVE -- Interviews were held last Tuesday and Thursday nights as the town continued its search for a new recreation director. The list of applicants has been narrowed to four people including ones from Mount Olive, Goldsboro, Warsaw...

Officials: Shortfall will hurt families

Focused largely on helping struggling working families, officials with the North Carolina Justice Center presented their thoughts on the current and upcoming state budget situations Friday, and like many watching the state government, they were not optimistic. Using numbers...

Officials: Downtown development still has ways to go

Sixteen months after Goldsboro City Council unanimously approved a 10-year master plan to better the downtown area, Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie Thompson says there is still a long road ahead. At the August 2007 council meeting, members were...

National Guard units tapped for duty

More than four years ago, members of the 230th Brigade Support Battalion were working hand-in-hand with the Army's 1st Infantry Division in Iraq. In a few months -- without a major development at home or abroad -- they are going...

Senior Center trying to establish support groups

Wayne County Services on Aging is trying to find out if the residents it serves are interested in establishing a support group. Wellsprings Center in Goldsboro has announced that it is willing to run a support group at the...

GATEWAY seeking sponsors for benches

GATEWAY, the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority, is looking for sponsors for its recently purchased bus stop benches. So far, of the 40 benches purchased, three have been installed -- one at the Wayne County Senior Center on South John Street,...