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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas light show

Christmas light show on Vail Road in Pikeville....

19-year-old charged with statutory rape

Christopher Devon Brown, 19, of Goldsboro, has been charged with one count of statutory rape in connection with an incident involving a 15-year-old girl. Statutory rape involves sexual contact with a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old...

Christmas cheer

The Salvation Army gave 500 local families a head start on Christmas Tuesday, distributing Christmas goods to those who had applied for help earlier this year. "We are serving approximately 65 families every hour, all day long," said Major...

Towns announce closings for Christmas, New Year's

Local, state and federal offices will operate on abbreviated schedules over the next two weeks because of the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Federal offices will be closed Friday for the Christmas holiday and Dec. 31 for New Year's....

Remembering the meaning of Christmas

Churches all across Wayne County are holding Christmas cantatas, pageants and special services as they seek to remind their congregations and others about the true "reason for the season" -- the birth of Christ Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem,...

Council: Graduation rates still challenge

Wayne County's high school graduation rate for 2009-2010 showed a slight improvement over the previous year and is just four-tenths of a percent below the state average. However, even with the 73.8 percent rate, up by 1.8 percent over the...