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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Optimist Club's Farfour has been selling Christmas trees for 53 years

It's not about the money. In fact, Ed Farfour has never accepted a paycheck for his services -- not in 53 years. For the last remaining charter member of the Optimist Club, selling Christmas trees is its own reward. "I...

St. Mary students make cupcakes, learn about thanks, giving

Karlie Westbrook and Kyra Wardley, both 5, had their own strategies for decorating the cupcakes that would be taken to the Community Soup Kitchen on Tuesday. Kyra chose orange sprinkles and candy corn to adorn hers. "I got white icing...

Community takes care of needy all year long

The day before Thanksgiving, the phone rang every few minutes in Community Soup Kitchen Director Doricia Benton's office as an army of volunteers made sandwiches and prepared turkeys in the kitchen. Most of the calls were from people hoping to...

What's Thanksgiving all about? Turkey, football and Sarah, of course

Thanksgiving, according to a class of fourth-graders, is all about turkey, a woman named Sarah and a football game or two. Several students in Kathy Drew's class at Spring Creek Elementary School shared their own take of the holiday...

LaGrange man charged in child's death

Keefe Decarlos McPhail, 37, of LaGrange, has been charged with the murder of a 21-month-old. The charge is the latest action in a nearly month-long investigation. The child, Kamari Bryant, was taken to the Wayne Memorial Hospital emergency room Oct....

Fremont Police Chief Rawlings to train officers in Afghanistan

FREMONT -- Fremont police Chief R.K. Rawlings, 57, will step down from his job on Monday, and by Tuesday will be on a plane to Dubai, on his way to Afghanistan where he will train Afghan police officers. "I...

Embers coming back for Christmas concert at Paramount

For the second year in a row, North Carolina's premier beach music band will help usher in Christmas in Goldsboro. The Embers will perform at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, Dec. 20, starting at 7:30 p.m. The group, founded...