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Friday, December 4, 2009

WATCH reports more patients served in '09

Wayne Action Teams for Community Health, or WATCH, has had a good year, its leadership says. The program, begun nearly a dozen years ago to provide medical services for the uninsured and underinsured, expanded to a second clinic this year....

United Way extends county campaign

Click. That was all it took for Heidi Swisher to realize she had won a new car. "All I heard was the click and I thought, 'Oh my God,'" she said shortly after discovering she had the winning key that...

In LaGrange, keeping an eye out for Santa

11-month-old Jade Bright sits with her father, Joshua, inside his pickup truck as they wait for the start of the LaGrange Christmas parade Thursday....

Mount Olive says parade is still on

The Mount Olive Christmas Parade will be held as planned starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The decision was announced this morning following a meeting of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the parade. The Mount Olive...

Parents say boys need special attention now

MOUNT OLIVE -- There is a "boy crisis" in Wayne County Public Schools and a need to develop strategies to address underachieving male students, said parents and community members gathered for this year's first Kitchen Table Conversation. Thursday evening's event...

Jaycees postpone parade

Threat of rain has prompted members of the Goldsboro Jaycees to postpone its annual Christmas Parade. The event, scheduled for Saturday in downtown Goldsboro, will now be held Dec. 12, officials from the organization said. No other details have been...

Officials eye cause of death

PRINCETON -- An autopsy of an unidentified man found dead Tuesday morning in Evergreen Cemetery is scheduled for today in Chapel Hill, authorities said. Capt. Tom Effler said there are currently no suspects in the case, which is being...

Public record

Missing Goldsboro police are looking for a 14-year-old girl who has been reported missing. Ashley Pacheco is described as black with black hair and brown eyes, 5-feet-3 inches tall and 160 pounds. She has been missing since Tuesday and was...

Pair shares message with citizens

Make today a good day. That is the message Ivan Davis and Patricia Banks were sending commuters along Berkeley Boulevard Thursday. The two smiled and waved at passers-by and took turns wearing a "Be Encouraged" sign. "It's an encouragement," Davis...