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12/31/08 — New year's welcome: Wayne County residents still planning to party until it's 2009

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New year's welcome: Wayne County residents still planning to party until it's 2009

By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on December 31, 2008 3:19 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

Store manager Beth Worley, left, helps Kimberly Junkin pick out party favors at Paper Place on Cashwell Drive for a New Year's Eve celebration. Wayne County residents are getting ready to mark the start of a new year, planning parties and get-togethers leading up to midnight Wednesday, when 2009 officially begins.

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News-Argus/GREG SOUSA

Susan Crenshaw, right, owner of the Healthabit Natural Foods and Wine store in Goldsboro, assists Kaye Mooring, left, with selecting some wine for a holiday party. Ms. Crenshaw said that sales of champagne have been spotty, but that she expected Thursday to be busy.

Linda and Sammy Smith of the Coker's Mill community in Wayne County used to take advantage of a local motel's room and breakfast special and go out dancing to celebrate New Year's Eve. But over the years, their tradition for...

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