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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

No bomb, just scare, again

For the eighth time since January -- and the third time this month -- members of the 4th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight responded to a bomb scare outside the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base gates. But the team...

Wayne Sherriff's dive team helps Johnston County officials

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office dive team assisted in a murder investigation conducted by Johnston County lawmen Tuesday afternoon. The divers were needed to search for undisclosed evidence in a creek several feet deep near East Evans Road, off...

Correction

A story on award winners at the Farm-City Banquet in Tuesday's edition incorrectly referred to Betty Gainey in the final paragraph. The reference should have been to Clara Sauls, who is active in the Eureka United Methodist Church and is...

Thanksgiving closings

While stores are gearing up for a late Thursday night or early Friday morning opening for holiday sales, federal offices, banks and post offices will be closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. State and some local offices...

Need help with Thanksgiving?

For a growing number of people the kitchen is not where they want to spend most of their Thanksgiving or Christmas Day -- or even the day before. Fortunately, there are other options available to help them escape the...

Holidays officially begin with "Lights Up Downtown"

It was almost too much for Daniel Baynes Jr. on Tuesday night. Just 2 years old, the lights lining Center Street, throngs of people and Winnie the Pooh had him unable to focus as he and his father waited...

Public record

Home break-ins *Kamiyla Lofton reported the theft of a $1,500 television from her home in the 200 block of North Hereford Drive in Dudley on Monday between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. She told authorities that an unknown person(s) entered...

Fire chief: Caution prevents accidents

It might result in a moister turkey, but deep frying also provides an added amount of danger for those who choose to cook their birds with the volatile combination of gas, open flame and oil. Goldsboro Fire Chief Gary...

Thanksgiving worshippers exceed fundraising goal for the soup kitchen

Organizers had hoped to raise $1,000 for Goldsboro's Community Soup Kitchen at a community Thanksgiving service. Instead, the worshipers donated $1,637.22. It was more than double what similar services had raised for charities in past years. The service was...

Church offers airmen, families a holiday meal

Patrick Moran and Cheryl Brim have been there. They know what it is like to be stationed far away from their families, and how difficult it is to manage a household when a spouse is deployed. That's why they helped...

Mount Olive library beats $350K target

MOUNT OLIVE -- Bids are expected to go out shortly after the first of year for the $3.4 million renovation of the former Belk's department store building to become the new home of Steele Memorial Library. It will take about...