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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Warsaw gathers to hold area's first parade to honor veterans

WARSAW -- As World War II was coming to an end, Ralph Vernon, 84, was given a task that he would remember forever. At the time, he didn't realize the weight of its significance, but 65 years later, it's clear....

Iraq veteran Ben Parrish won't ever forget why he served

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ben Parrish doesn't need a holiday to remind him of the sacrifices generations of veterans have made. He wears his tribute to one of them on his wrist every day. The inscription on the bracelet reads:...

DGDC officials say Neighborhood Plan coming along

When Glenn Barwick and his wife, Judith McMillen, purchased the old Borden family home on George Street, they knew what they were getting themselves into -- years of renovation and restoration, tens of thousands of dollars. "It was a boarding...

Two take deals in 2007 MO shootings

Two men charged in a 2007 shootout that left a bystander dead at Brookwood Apartments in Mount Olive took plea deals with prosecutors on Thursday morning. According to court records, D'Morriais Q. Rivers, now 27, pleaded guilty to the second-degree...

Some government offices closed for Veterans Day

Goldsboro, Wayne County and state and local offices will be closed on Wednesday in honor of Veterans Day. The closing will not affect garbage or recyclables pickup by either the city or by Waste Industries. The county's landfill and...

Dropoff dates for Operation Christmas Child drawing near

Christmas is coming and supporters of Operation Christmas Child are hoping people are preparing shoe boxes of goodies for children around the world. Adamsville Baptist Church on North Berkeley Boulevard has been designated as an official collection center for...

Parents will get chance to ask questions at public forum

A public forum for parents of Wayne County Public Schools students is being planned Thursday in the southern end of the county. The program is similar to last year's series of "Kitchen Table Conversations," with an added twist. The...

Benefit Tasting of Wines pairing with Shoe Fund

The 15th annual Benefit Tasting of Wines and silent auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Herman Park Center. This year's Benefit Tasting of Wines will spotlight the Goldsboro Junior Woman's Club Shoe Fund....

Health Department schedules H1N1 vaccine clinic for Saturday

An H1N1 flu clinic is scheduled for Saturday at the Wayne County Health Department from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The H1N1 shot and H1N1 mist will be available at no cost. The clinic is targeting high risk groups...

Local charities say need will be greater this year

Area soup kitchens and food pantries are beginning to prepare for Thanksgiving, and for some, the tough economy is bringing with it increasing need and decreasing donations. Tammy Cartagena, executive administrative assistant at the Hispanic Community Development Center, said...

Wayne Memorial recognizes local hospital's best nurses

Wayne Memorial Hospital celebrated its nurses recently at the Excellence in Nursing Awards. There were 58 nurse, nursing assistant, surgical and OB tech nominees in several categories: MT/NA/Surg and OB Tech, nurses in leadership and bedside/staff positions. The employees...

Club 55 seeking a brown bag alcohol permit

A nightclub just east of Seven Springs, which has drawn the ire of neighbors for noise violations, might seek a new liquor permit, officials said. Club 55 El Abuelo sits just across the Wayne-Lenoir county line on N.C. 55. Lenoir...

Duplin names 2 to county Hall of Fame

KENANSVILLE -- Retired four-star Army general and former NATO commander Gen. Dan K. McNeill was inducted Thursday night into the Duplin County Hall of Fame, standing alongside the portrait of deceased Hall of Fame recipient James Millard Smith. "I've been...

MOC alumni weekend set for Nov. 20-22

The Trojans are coming home Nov. 20-22 for the annual Mount Olive College Alumni Weekend. The three-day reunion is packed with events for alumni of the private institution, including some new activities. "The Pickle Classic Basketball Tournament, which is...