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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Project sets goal to send holiday care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan

Their offerings were simple -- boxed noodles, baby wipes, hand sanitizer and beef jerky. But when a young soldier and members of his platoon received them a few days ago somewhere near Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, those goods meant...

Christmas hits the forest

Liz Meador, left, tries on a bracelet made by Rich Daniels, right, during the 34th annual Christmas in the Forest bazaar held at St. Francis Episcopal Church Saturday. The smell of homemade soup filled the church as shoppers browsed...

Suspect sought in county shooting

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police have secured a warrant for a man wanted in connection with a Thursday drive-by shooting in which a victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect, Phillip Xavier Armwood, 24, who has addresses in Mount Olive...

County child has West Nile

A 10-year-old Rosewood Middle School student has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus after developing a severe illness and then, later, going into a coma at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Justin Frizzelle started to show symptoms this past Monday...

Museum boards OK'd for display

Members of the Air Force Museum Citizen Committee gave their nod of approval to concept boards to be displayed across the city to give the public a visual representation of what the city's hired consultants have planned for Goldsboro....

Testing dates set at WCC for readiness certification

The WorkKeys tests for Career Readiness Certification (CRC) will be offered at Wayne Community College five times during November. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov....

College will host talk on foreign affairs

Wayne Community College will host a talk on the situation in the Middle East, possible outcomes and ways the United States might respond. "Politics of Iran, Syria and Lebanon in the Middle East and U.S. Options" will be presented...

Justice: Record speaks for itself

State Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby says his race for re-election to the state's highest court is about one thing -- whether or not he has done a good job over the past eight years. Newby, who was elected...

Stewfest

Hilda Smith and Charles Bell sample some of the stew Saturday at the Albertson Stew Festival. Hundreds of people came out to get a chance to sample many different styles of stews and soups as well as the homemade...

Mount Olive Christmas Parade will take to streets Dec. 1

MOUNT OLIVE -- Former Miss North Carolina Hailey Best will serve as the grand marshal for the Mount Olive Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade will start at 10 a.m., with the parade lineup beginning at 9...

Republican hopeful says election is not over yet

GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory made a brief stop in Goldsboro Friday afternoon -- just long enough to fire up a crowd of about 50 or so Republicans as they prepared to make the final push toward Election Day....

Local, state candidates vie for office

As the 2012 election cycle winds down with Election Day only two days away, Wayne County voters are preparing to finish casting ballots in 22 local races. Below is a quick reminder of what seats are up for grabs...

Guardian ad Litem needs volunteers

The volunteer Guardian ad Litem program is looking for advocates for abused and neglected children. Volunteers are trained and then appointed along with an attorney advocate to represent the child's best interests in juvenile court proceedings. The program works with...

Making their voices heard

Some were motivated by the presidential election. Others said they never miss an opportunity to cast a ballot, that they see voting as a civic duty. They came for different reasons and marked different names, but thousands of Wayne...

Duplin Hall of Fame banquet Thursday

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Hall of Fame board wants to remind the public of the 17th Annual Banquet that will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Squire Restaurant near Kenansville. Each year the Duplin County...

Council will discuss sidewalks

Monday's meeting of the Goldsboro City Council will likely feature a decision on a site and landscape plan proposal from St. Mark's Church of Christ, which has led the council to reconsider its sidewalk construction policies that have been...

Tasting of Wines benefit planned for Saturday

The 18th Annual Benefit Tasting of Wines and silent auction to raise money for the Optimist International Foundation Scholarship Fund and Center Stage Theatre will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, from 5-7 p.m. at the Goldsboro Country Club. The...