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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pedestrian killed by train

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 27-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon when he stepped into the path of a CSX train headed south on Center Street. Police would not confirm the identify of the victim. But sources said the man...

Budget cuts delay Christmas in the Village

Santa won't be stopping by Waynesborough Historical Village this year. Due to budget constraints and declining attendance, Christmas in the Village won't be held this holiday season. "The basic reason why we're discontinuing Christmas in the Village is money, that's...

A peek at holiday shopping

Emily Best tries on a hat at The Chapeau Chateau booth of the Merry Market, held at First Presbyterian Church Friday and Saturday. This is the third year for the fundraiser, sponsored by the women of the church to...

Civil Air Patrol promotes Travae Willis

RALEIGH -- Travae Willis, formerly of Goldsboro, has been promoted to 2nd lieutenant in the United States Civil Air Patrol. Willis is an air crew member and a mission operations officer. He also serves his squadron as its drug demand...

Schools facing tougher budgets

Larger class sizes, fewer new textbooks and having to compensate for the state's budget shortfalls are just a few of the economic woes being faced by districts like Wayne County Public Schools. Nan Barwick, assistant superintendent for finance, said...

A ho, ho ho-liday kickoff

SEVEN SPRINGS -- It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas Saturday afternoon as residents gathered on Main Street in Seven Springs, where nearly four dozen entries lined up under sunny skies for the annual Christmas parade. The holiday...

Holiday closings planned for city, county

Federal offices, banks and post offices will be closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. State and some local offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Wayne County offices, with the exception of the landfill and convenience centers,...

Operation Christmas Child

Donors have today and Monday to drop off shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Adamsville Baptist Church on N. Berkeley Boulevard. First Baptist Church at 300 N. Chestnut St. in Mount Olive is also serving as a relay center for...

New auto dealership opens for business

Twenty-five years ago, Lee Motor Company opened up its first Hyundai dealership in Fayetteville to serve the city's military population. After a quarter of a century of service, Lee Hyundai is the highest producing Hyundai dealer in the Carolinas,...

Public record

Break-ins reported *Cindy Powell reported an invasion into her home in the 800 block of Tommy's Road on Thursday. She told Wayne County Sheriff's deputies that she was sleeping around the time someone entered her home and came into her...

Girl Scouts attend convention

Two Wayne County Girl Scouts were among thousands who attended the organization's 52nd annual national convention recently in Houston, Texas. Aaliyah Tate, the daughter of Shirley Hoyt and Girl Scout Membership Executive Grazia Mostella, both of Goldsboro, were among the...

Masons join to open 1911 cornerstone time capsule

KENANSVILLE -- Two Duplin County Masonic Lodges joined forces Friday to take a trip back in time and to make history. The Grand Lodge of North Carolina, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free...

Council eyes downtown grant

The future of a downtown facade grant and the approval of two more sweepstakes/Internet parlors in the city are among the agenda items to be discussed at the Goldsboro City Council's work session meeting Monday night. The session will...