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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thunderbirds coming in April

Some will streak. Others will fall. One will even sing. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that several acts have signed on to headline the Wings Over Wayne air show and open house -- the Air...

Huffman to leave city post

A career that began 30 years ago in a western North Carolina prison will come to an end inside Goldsboro's City Hall early next year. City Manager Joe Huffman is set to retire March 1 -- a decision he made...

Hitching a ride around the city

Braydon Barnes looks at the two massive Clydesdales as they start to pull a trolley driven by Jimmy Dozier down Center Street Tuesday. The free rides, which begin at Cornerstone Commons, are sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. They...

New faces greeting visitors at Paramount

Go to any event at the Paramount Theatre during the holiday season and you'll be greeted by two 9 1/2-foot tall nutcrackers. They are made out of plywood. Their uniform jackets are bright red with gold trim. Their pants...

Commissioner slams 'politics as usual' in local government

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning were chastised for playing good-old-boy politics and following the dictates of a powerful, but unnamed, few instead of the wishes of the people who elected them. Republican Commissioner Andy Anderson had those and other harsh...

Public record

Poultry in motion A woman was observed stashing two packs of cooked chicken and two loafs of sweet bread into her purse by a WalMart employee, Monday, according to police reports. When confronted, the woman fled the store on foot....

School bus fight found on YouTube

A fight between two sixth-grade Grantham School students went viral when it was posted briefly on YouTube over the past week. School officials said Tuesday that the incident, involving two girls on a middle school bus, actually took place...

Christmas at Aycock

Illuminated by candlelight, Danielle Brown explains what a typical Christmas meal would have been for Charles B. Aycock and his family during the late 19th century. The holiday feast would include chicken, collards, biscuits and plum pudding. Ms. Brown's re-enactment...

Don's Florist owner wants help showing a little kindness

Patti Worley, wife of Don's Florist namesake Don Worley, is looking to show a little kindness to those who are down on their luck in Wayne County, and she's hoping that people will join her in her new effort....

Blood drive schedule set

The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold special Beef Up the Blood Supply drives Dec. 20 through 30. "The Beef up the Blood Supply campaign is twofold," said Kimberly Berrier, senior donor recruitment representative. "We want...

Maxwell Farms finalizes deal for Murphy-Brown

Maxwell Farms and Seaboard Corp. announced Tuesday that they have finalized the purchase of Butterball, LLC from Murphy-Brown. The move means Maxwell Farms and Seaboard Corp. are now equal partners in Butterball. "We are pleased to have concluded the...