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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mar-Mac firefighters sending Christmas packages to comrades overseas

Two Seymour Johnson airmen stationed overseas will soon receive surprise gift packages, care of the Mar-Mac Volunteer Fire Department. The airmen will have the opportunity to thank the firefighters in person when return to Goldsboro and their jobs --...

Despite having two clinics, WATCH program still overburdened

The mobile medical clinic introduced in Wayne County 13 years ago to provide health care for the underinsured continues to grow, a reflection of the current economy, organizers say. At its end-of-year board meeting, Sissy Lee-Elmore, executive director of...

Children shop with Harley owners, Fraternal Order of Police

Santa Claus came early for nearly 30 children Saturday when they went shopping with members of the Fraternal Order of Police and the local chapter of the Harley Owners Group. Both organizations raised money throughout the year in order...

Goldsboro site of minister workshop on wounded veterans

Goldsboro has been selected as the site of "Walking with the Wounded," a workshop to teach pastors and others to minister to servicemen and women coming home from war. About 100 clergy and mental-health professionals from throughout North Carolina are...

Making donation in someone's name can be good Christmas gift

Giving a charity donation can be a way to honor a friend or family member who is hard to shop for, or a way to keep alive the memory of a lost loved one, all while helping others in...

Empty Stocking Fund Party held Saturday

Caitlyn Melton was too excited to sit still at the Empty Stocking Fund Christmas party Saturday morning, so the 6-year-old climbed into her mother's lap and bounced on her knee. "I want a basketball today," she announced, giggling with...

New commissioner chairman chosen in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners swore in a new board member Monday and selected a new chairperson and vice chairperson. Commissioner Tim Smith of District 2 was sworn in to office, replacing former commission chairman Cary...

Dillard Academy competing for garden grant

A garden project started at Dillard Academy three years ago is vying for an $5,000 online grant to keep it going. "Growing Seeds of Happiness" is in the running for funding from Rain Bird Corp., a manufacturer and provider...

School construction likely to begin soon

It likely will be early next year before Wayne County commissioners tour two public schools scheduled to undergo major makeovers, county officials said last week. The projects are expected to be paid for by selling $15 million in federal...

Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield monument dedicated

A throng of men in reproduced Civil War uniforms gathered in the rain Saturday in the fields just south of the Neuse River, as spectators looked on from under umbrellas and hooded raincoats, braving the cold and wet weather to...