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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday season arrives on floats

Glitter, garlands, music and mirth will roll down Wayne County streets over the next few week to usher in the Christmas season. From Fremont to Mount Olive and all points in between, cities and towns in the area are...

Downtown Goldsboro restaurant closed

Only a little more than a month after Pupetta's Italian restaurant catered the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp.'s annual dinner and awards banquet, owner Sal Coppola closed its doors. DGDC executive director Julie Thompson said she was saddened when word...

Pate announces bid for N.C. Senate seat

Announcing his intentions to run again for the 5th North Carolina Senate District, former state Rep. Louis Pate is confident that this year's results will be different -- if he gains the Republican nomination. Pate, who left the state...

Learning about giving

Carrie Talton's kindergarten class at St. Mary Catholic School, with the help of some parent volunteers, decorated 100 cupcakes for the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro. From left, Matthew Gross, Andrew Sherman and Kelli Mora are decorating cupcakes with the...

Free Rx discount cards to be available in Wayne

Wayne County residents, starting next month, will have access to a free prescription discount card program that does not require them to provide any personal information or to sign up for an insurance policy. All county residents, regardless of...

Pearl Harbor veterans sought for ceremony

WILMINGTON -- Planners preparing for the annual Southeastern North Carolina commemoration of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are looking for people in the eastern part of the state who are armed forces survivors of the attack...

Pikeville man wins with unusual lotto card

Richard Engle of Pikeville was shocked when he scratched off an instant win lottery ticket and found that every single number was a winner. He was playing "Double Your Luck." Although his total winnings was only $50, it was the...

Duplin EMS seeking new ambulance

Brian Pearce, director of emergency services for Duplin County, asked the commissioners to approve a plan to "piggyback" on an existing bid contract with a Richmond County, Va. ambulance company. The county would pay a little over $105,000 for...