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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Charity: Need will still exist after the holidays

Two trends at the Goldsboro Community Soup Kitchen: More clients to feed and more court-ordered volunteers to help out, the kitchen's director says. "Right now I've got 15 to 20 (court-ordered) volunteers on my lists, to come in and do...

Helping Hands Mission takes care of 125 with Christmas food baskets

MOUNT OLIVE -- People didn't seem to mind the cold last Monday morning as they waited outside the doors of Helping Hands United Mission while waiting for a basket of food to prepare a traditional Christmas meal. The final...

Honor Society donates flags to classrooms

A professional honor society of women educators is donating North Carolina flags to each fourth-grade class in Wayne County Public Schools. The Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has purchased the state flags to accompany the U.S. flag already...

Shopping 'til they drop

Parking spaces were at a premium Saturday as shoppers swarmed Wayne County stores in hopes of finding bargains . Shoppers said they were excited about the many sales -- some offering as much as 75 percent off, while store...

Civilian employee earns one of DOD's top honors

In the crack of a tree limb, Greg Hare started toward the ground. "I was shaking pecan trees for a friend. We shook the smallest one first and decided to do the biggest one second," he said. "When the...

Marker notes Cornwallis' crossing

A little known Wayne County historical fact is that during the Revolutionary War, British Gen. Charles Cornwallis passed through the county on his journey that eventually wound up in Battle at Yorktown and the birth of our nation. Historians have...

Workers sought for '10 Census in Wayne

The Census Bureau is looking for people it can count on in the coming year -- to knock on doors and to help ensure Wayne County gets its rightful funding. "Census is coming in 2010, it's constitutionally mandated," said Rob...

Special Olympic athletes bring home medals

Special Olympian Shannon Moore of Wayne County and North Carolina at the Southeast Regional Powerlifting Invitational held in Macon, Ga. He won a gold medal in the bench press, a silver in the dead-lift and a silver in the all-around...