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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Time to shop local

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, shoppers continued to filter through stores Saturday searching for deals and finishing off shopping lists on what's being called Small Business Saturday. With the big box store discounts long gone, the...

Final Air Force Museum presentations made

This week saw the culmination of months of work by Goldsboro's Air Force Museum Citizen Committee and the consultant team hired to prepare a feasibility report for the proposed facitily, to be housed at the corner of East Ash...

Parents, teachers know how much good school has done and can continue to do

PIKEVILLE -- Wendi Amory fights back tears as she talks about the progress her 10-year-old son has made since enrolling at The Asperger Connection when it opened in August 2011. Joshua was diagnosed with the disorder at age 3,...

Year-old Asperger school closes

PIKEVILLE -- A school that started more than a year ago for students with Asperger's Syndrome was dissolved Tuesday amid allegations of financial improprieties and administrative mismanagement by its owner, founder and operator, Nancy Black. However, thanks to the...

WCPS Choral Showcase this week

Wayne County Public Schools will present three evenings of holiday music this week, during the annual districtwide Choral Showcase. This is the 12th year for the annual event, first begun in 2001 with 12 schools and currently boasting a...

Trees donated to Wayne Community College to help children

Five new trees at the Wayne Community College Child Care Center are expected to grow more than limbs and leaves -- their mission is to grow healthy children, too. The two sycamore and three yellow poplar trees are a...

Civil War lecture series to discuss Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg will be the topic of the seventh talk in the Foundation of Wayne Community College's series of lectures on American Civil War battles. Lynn Bull, a retired social studies teacher, will speak at 7 p.m....

Parkstown Parade on Dec. 13

The Parkstown Christmas parade will be held Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3:45 p.m. Lineup will begins a3 p.m. on Jesse Jackson Street. Parade chairman Four area high school bands will be performing. Applications are now being accepted for entries...

Filling stomachs, clothing backs

If there is a poor man among you, one of your brothers, in any of the towns of the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand to...

County Commission to meet in special session Monday

Wayne County commissioners Monday morning will meet in special session for second readings on two rezoning requests. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the commissioners meeting room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex. National...

Council deals with sidewalk questions

The Goldsboro City Council approved sidewalk requirement modifications Nov. 19 for three site plan requests previously granted due to proposed changes to the city's sidewalk construction ordinances expected to be considered in January. The developers, originally asked to pay...

Boys & Girls Club Pancake Day is Saturday

The 34th annual Pancake Day fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club will be held Saturday, at the same price it's always been -- $5 a plate. "It's the best bargain in town," said Jo Heidenreich, development director for...

Public library wants people to take survey

Wayne County Public Library officials are asking for the public's help in developing a plan to ensure the library is providing the services that the public wants as well as looking at ways to attract more patrons. "As part...

Students honored as GREAT grads

There was standing room only inside the gymnasium at Meadow Lane Elementary School on Tuesday as parents, teachers, school and city officials came together to celebrate the fourth-grade graduation of the Gang Resistance, Education and Training program. Cpls. Robbie...

Bentonville Battlefield to celebrate Christmas

FOUR OAKS-- People tired of the modern-day trappings of Christmas are being urged to leave the hustle and bustle of modern holidays behind and travel back to a simpler place and time at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site's "Civil...