Log in

Sign up

December 4, 2011 archives

View Archive

Sunday, December 4, 2011

They love a parade

Students from the Academy of Performing Arts wave to the crowd on Center Street during the Jaycees Christmas Parade. This year's parade theme was "A Miracle on Center Street." The parade set a new record high for number of...

Park group struggles to find way

When the Stoney Creek Park Development Committee, a city board under the umbrella of Parks and Recreation, was dropped in exchange for a non-profit organization to oversee the park's changes from floodplain to first-class park, its original purpose was...

Holiday hoopla: Hundreds gather for weekend of parades across Wayne County

The Bullocks have made it a point to attend multiple Christmas parades this holiday season, the latest one being the Goldsboro Jaycees Christmas Parade on Saturday afternoon. Jan, Donnie and Wes Bullock left the Princeton parade, which began at...

City crew helps with last-minute Thanksgiving sewage crisis

Any day you flush your toilet and hear your kitchen sink blow up promises to be the beginning to a hectic week. But imagine if you were expecting your family over in less than four days for Thanksgiving --...

Smithfield Christmas events

SMITHFIELD -- On Saturday, Dec. 17, Santa Claus is coming to Downtown Smithfield and will stop by the Howell Theatre. Santa will be available to visit with children and adults from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A free showing of...

School board to pick new leaders Monday

The Board of Education is expected to name new leadership, vote on 23 district policy revisions and approve the district's latest audit report Monday night. The school board meets in the executive boardroom of the administrative offices of Wayne County...

Holiday party for children needs support

No present. No stocking. No meet and greet with Santa Claus. Without donations from the public, that will be the reality for hundreds of Wayne County children who rely, annually, on the generosity of those more fortunate than themselves. But...

Family loses home in early Saturday fire

A fire destroyed a home off Buck Swamp Road early Saturday morning. No one inside the home at the time was injured. The wood frame, one-story house at 201 Morgan Trace caught fire around 3:20 a.m. Goldsboro Fire Department...

KS Bank collects food for needy

KS Bank's annual food drive benefiting local organizations encouraged customers and employees to donate food items for Thanksgiving donations. This is the fifth year that KS Bank has sponsored a corporate-wide food drive. Each branch and department throughout the bank...

Parkstown parade set for this Thursday

The annual Parkstown Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday at 3:45 p.m. This year the community's veterans are being honored. Grand Marshals representing the military branches are Ezra Jackson Jr. (Air Force), Frank Gardner (Army), Eduardo Jackson (Marines) and James...

Teen kills cousin, himself

Two teens are dead after a 19-year-old shot his 18-year-old cousin, then turned the gun on himself Friday night. Raymond Samenski Jr. fired a single shot killing Ryan Shelby and another shot killing himself around 7:20 p.m. Deputies with the...

Holiday happenings are scheduled across county in December

As the holiday season goes into full swing, there's the shopping, wrapping and putting up decorations, but don't forget to take time out to enjoy the Christmas season. Wayne County has several holiday events planned for December -- everything from...

Bloodmobile December schedule

The following is the December blood drive schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Dec. 1 -- Goldsboro High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wayne Country Day School from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m....

Public record

Armed robbery Down East Travel Center, located at 2600 U.S. 117 S., was robbed by a masked man around 4 a.m. Thursday. A clerk reported that a man wearing a ski mask and a jacket with a fur-lined hood...

Friends collect funds for Miss N.C. charity

Real friends know the importance of helping each other. Whitney Grantham, an aspiring elementary school teacher in her second year at Wayne Community College, has known Hailey Best, reigning Miss North Carolina, since they met as young girls. "My mom...