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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Local student wants to give back

Sam Thacker received a gift for Christmas Friday. On Wednesday, he wants to give a gift to his community in return. Sam, along with his parents, Melissa and Joseph Thacker, were recommended to the Family Y as being a...

Man is charged with kidnap, rape at local motel

A Goldsboro man has been charged by Goldsboro police with kidnapping and sexual assault. Shonshi Chavez, 21, was charged after his alleged female victim said Monday that she had been kidnapped and assaulted by Chavez. Chavez was jailed in the...

Shagging around the Christmas tree

Santa brought his shagging shoes to the Paramount Theatre on Monday night as The Embers ushered in Christmas to downtown Goldsboro. From the opening number, "I Love Christmas Music," a twist on their signature tune, "I Love Beach Music,"...

Group backs out of DGDC homes

Two organizations that have been heavily involved with downtown revitalization are changing their relationship with Goldsboro, Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. executive director Julie Thompson announced Monday during the City Council's pre-meeting work session. The non-profit Community Self-Help group, which worked...

Oakland VFD received state grant

The Oakland Volunteer Fire Department has received a $3,354.55 grant through the state Volunteer Fire Department Fund. The money will be used to buy equipment. The grant was announced by state Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin The...