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Monday, December 5, 2011

Pikeville marks Christmastime

A group of motorcycle riders makes its way down the parade route Sunday during the annual Pikeville Christmas Parade. Hundreds of people turned out for the event, which was blessed with sunny skies and moderate temperatures. Wayne County still...

Unemployment down almost everywhere

Unemployment rates fell across the state in October according to the latest data released by the North Carolina Employment Commission Thursday. The report shows a month-to-month decrease of half a percentage point in Wayne County's unemployment rate, as the...

Official will end service Tuesday

Wayne County commissioner Andy Anderson of Pikeville, the board's senior member, will end his 19-year career on the board at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday. And just minutes afterward, his handpicked successor, Goldsboro businessman Ray Mayo, will be sworn in to complete...

Old-time Christmas

Civil War re-enactor Frankie Laurent demonstrates how to make candles at the Bentonville Battleground Historic Site on Saturday. Re-enactors showed visitors how residents would have prepared for Christmas in the mid-19th century by making candles and other decorations, using...

Judge's case could snarl local courts

Court dockets in the 8th Judicial District are in a state of flux after a local judge was charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs. District Court Judge Lonnie Carraway of Greene County was charged Nov. 23...

Council to look at Internet cafe applications

When the Goldsboro City Council convenes for its first December meeting tonight, it will discuss a relatively light agenda that includes 11 items -- all on the consent agenda -- and a presentation from Becky Minchew of IMPACT Missions....