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Sunday, November 18, 2012

McCullen might challenge vote

Wayne County Commissioner Sandra McCullen of Dudley will announce Monday if she will ask for a recount in her close loss in last week's election to Wayne Aycock of Pikeville. Mrs. McCullen, a Democrat, who has until 5 p.m. Monday...

In Travis' memory

Photos cover the coffee table in Kristy Thompson's living room. In every image, and in the stories that she tells to describe her brother, Travis Lancaster was full of life. He worked three jobs, sometimes 16 hours a day, but...

Community to sign cards for troops

The messages were simple -- "Thank you for your service;" "We love you;" "God bless." But members of the organization that created the Holiday Mail for Heroes program hope that when the men and women those common phrases will...

Jaycees set Christmas parade date

The Goldsboro Jaycees will present the annual Goldsboro Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldsboro. This year's theme is "Let Freedom Ring with the Bells of Christmas." Applications are now being accepted for entries....

Help make 600 wishes come true

The Goldsboro News-Argus is asking for the community's assistance in helping mark a century of providing Christmas for thousands of needy children in Goldsboro and Wayne County. Donations for this year's Empty Stocking Fund are now being accepted. All of...

Council will hear Air Force museum proposal

Ten months after putting together a steering committee for the project, the Goldsboro City Council will hear from the consultants hired to plan the city's proposed Air Force Museum during two presentations Monday. The first, predicted to last about...

Seven Springs hosts first-of-the-year parade

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Mattie Staps was all decked out in her bright red-and-green Christmas outfit Saturday afternoon waiting for the Seven Springs Christmas Parade -- the first of the Yule season -- to step off. But instead of waiting on...

Princeton parade and lighting ceremony

PRINCETON -- The Princeton Christmas lighting ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Baptist Church. Groups or individuals who would like to to perform at the lighting ceremony are asked to call April Williamson...

Museum expands its hours

The Wayne County Museum will begin offering more opportunities for visitors now that the museum has expanded its Saturday hours. The museum is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to Assistant Director Christopher...

GOP planning swearing in

The five Republicans who won seats on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners are not talking about an unpublicized private meeting they held to discuss organization and other issues less than three days after they were elected on Nov....

Meals on Wheels packages will help clients get through holiday

When Realtor Danny Southerland at Prudential The McMillen Real Estate Group heard that Meals on Wheels would have a three-day gap to fill to help feed senior citizens at Christmas, he knew he had to do something. The reason?...

Student becomes bone marrow donor

When Ellen Elmore first signed up to become a bone marrow donor, she knew it was a longshot that she would ever get a response. "From the people I talked to, it would be pretty rare for you to get...

West Greene Elementary School needs help to secure grant

SNOW HILL -- West Greene Elementary School is asking for the public's support in obtaining a grant to pay for improvements to its playground. The grant money is available through the Clorox Corp. which is offering grants ranging from $25,000...

Eateries earn top health scores

Seventy restaurants and foodstands in the county are being recognized by the Health Department for achieving high sanitation standards. The Golden A award program, started in Wayne County in 1999, is based on scores given during the year's health inspections....

United Way asks community to give back on Tuesday, Nov. 27

As the clock strikes midnight Friday, millions of Americans -- Wayne County residents included -- will head out to capture some of the after Thanksgiving sales that officially usher in the Christmas shopping season. But after the flurry of...

City's Community Crisis Center will prepare baskets for needy

Although hungry Wayne County residents won't be sitting down to a Thanksgiving feast this year at the Community Crisis Center, they will still get a holiday meal they can prepare at home. In past years, the Crisis Center has been...