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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Schools help out homeless students

More than 250 children in Wayne County have nowhere to call home after the final school bell rings every day, and aren't always promised a hot meal outside of their school cafeteria. Latosha Cox frequently sees the effects of poverty...

Grab and wrap: Stores see last-minute scramble for gifts

The Christmas shoppers showed up in droves to Berkeley Mall Saturday, despite the rain and dreary weather. With exactly one week before Christmas morning, some people were crossing off the last names from their lists, while others were just...

More than 300 graduate in MOC commencement

More than 300 students from Mount Olive College and its six satellite campuses convened in Mount Olive for commencement ceremonies Saturday. The school's 57th commencement took place in Kornegay Arena before a crowd of nearly 1,300. The commencement address...

CCOG puts shoes on feet of 41 county foster kids

For the eighth year in a row, Paul Benton and CCOG, with the help of Payless Shoe Source, has provided a little Christmas cheer to Wayne County's foster children. Numbering 41 in all, the lowest total since Benton began...

Health officials: Few bed bug issues

Calls about bed bugs in Wayne County have been minimal, health officials say, despite rumblings in the national news. In recent months across the U.S., there have been more cases reported in hotels, homes and college dormitories. Kevin Whitley,...

Flu cases spike among children at Goldsboro Peds

Cases of flu at Goldsboro Pediatrics have spiked over the past week, said Dr. Dave Tayloe, who attributes part of the problem to residents opting not to get the preventive vaccine. "We're seeing a lot of flu. This is a...

Sheriff's deputy crashes car on way to hunting territory dispute

A Wayne County Sheriff's deputy struck a tree with his vehicle while responding to a call Saturday morning. Deputy Martin McAlduff suffered only minor injuries in the accident, which occurred on Corbett Hill Road in Grantham around 6:45 a.m....