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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Getting ready for Santa? Here's what to leave the jolly ole elf

All the presents have been wrapped and the turkey is thawing in preparation for Christmas dinner. But tonight, before the kids are tucked in bed, it's time for the big decision -- what to set out for Santa for...

Charges filed in pawn shop theft cases

Goldsboro authorities, aided by federal officials and private investigators, arrested five people Monday from two local pawn shops on charges of receiving stolen goods, authorities said. Police Sgt. Chad Calloway said both Quality Jewelry and Pawn and Gold City...

Shoppers scurry for presents, bargains

Thousands of Wayne County shoppers checked their lists twice Tuesday to make sure they had everything they needed to go under the tree Christmas morning. Many were out for just a "few small things" or "a little something else" to...

Four die in three crashes in county Tuesday

Tuesday was one of the deadliest days in Wayne County highway history, with four people killed in three separate accidents within a two-hour span. Killed were a woman from Wilson, a 23-year-old Fremont man, a 40-year-old Pikeville woman and...

Stocking fund reaches beyond goal

Well, you did it. Despite an economy that has everyone pinching pennies and all the other good causes to which you could have donated, you chose to help more than 600 Wayne County children have a Christmas they otherwise could...

Memory lights -- a tribute to a not-so-little girl lost much too soon

From the back seat of a slow-moving car, it looks like any other Christmas display -- even if it is a spectacular one. There are thousands of lights, inflatable Santas and snowmen, reindeer and a polar bear -- even a...

Police file charges against Romero in Solorzano murder

Police arrested a suspect in the murder investigation of a Carolina Pines trailer court resident found dead on Saturday night, a detective said. Goldsboro authorities sought Cesar Becorril Romero, 22, of Whispering Lane, Dudley, investigator Dwayne Dean said. Authorities...

Christmas tree choice becomes part of tradition

What's green, red or white, can stand upright or hang from the ceiling and is sometimes called "live" when it's actually dead? The Christmas tree is a staple of the holiday milieu: Christmas revelers rock around them, decorate them and...

Students go Italian at Fremont STARS

FREMONT -- Singers, dancers and actors at the Fremont Stars Elementary School have turned into food critics now. The children in the second and third graders and the exceptional children's class judged Italian desserts during a taste-testing held last week...

Goldsboro Fire Department responds to house fire Friday; no injuries reported

On Friday, the Goldsboro Fire Department responded to a house fire at about 6 p.m. The fire was at 122 Woods Mill Road in the Hunters Creek subdivision. Captain Patterson, Shift Commander for C Shift, said that when units...

Hark, what's that you hear? Not another Christmas song

Imagine you are sitting in a world where you hear the same Christmas song over and over again -- and you can't escape. For some in Wayne County, that is their world. Every clothing store, grocery store, home improvement store...

Breakfast a Christmas Eve tradition

MOUNT OLIVE -- Little did the six members of the Mount Olive Masonic Lodge 208 who gathered for breakfast 24 years ago realize that from those humble beginning would spring what has become a Christmas Eve tradition. It didn't...