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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Red Cross and Butterball provide New Year's meal

More than 100 local needy people had a traditional New Year's ham dinner today at the Community Soup Kitchen, thanks to the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Butterball. The hams were donated by the CAPS...

Area experiences power outage

Close to 15,000 Progress Energy customers were without power at one time or another Wednesday, including more than 1,400 in the Goldsboro area, because of high winds. James Boyette with the Wayne County Office of Emer-gency Services, said there...

Mount Olive Pickle Drop celebrates New Year

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three-year-old William Howard didn't seem to mind the cold as he ran around in front of his parents, pausing from time to time to blow into the horn he was clutching. "The pickle fall down. Yeah....

Top news stories of 2008

For many, a new year brings with it the offer of a clean slate -- a chance to move beyond the failures and misfortunes of the previous 365 days. But the aftertaste of 2008 will likely linger for some time....

Locals wonder what 2009 will bring

John Franklin is worried. "New Year's always makes you wonder where you'll be on the next one," the 58-year-old said. "But this time around, I just hope I'm not laid off -- that I can put food on the...

Goldsboro man shot this morning

A Goldsboro man who was shot early this morning is in stable condition just hours after he was found lying in a William Street parking lot. Charles Demont Best was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital moments after a neighbor heard...

A look back at 2008

JANUARY Jan. 1 -- Wayne County was in the exceptional drought category, the highest and most dangerous category on the U.S. Drought Monitor scale. Jan. 7 -- Duplin County Commissioner L.S. Guy announced he would not seek re-election. Jan. 7...