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Friday, November 30, 2012

Prison scammers threatening local families to steal money

A telephone scam used by prison inmates in Puerto Rico and South Florida in the late 1990s has reached North Carolina. The scam operators use stolen or smuggled pre-paid cell phones to dial numbers at random and to tell...

Collecting for needy

Downtown Lions Club member Joe Batkoski reaches out to accept a donation with Marie D'Arco looking on, ringing a bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in front of Sam's Club in Goldsboro. The Salvation Army will have...

Dancing with Stars contestants ready to hit ballroom floor

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and Wayne Education Network's third annual Dancing Stars of Wayne County competition is set to begin preparations for the April 19 show at the Paramount Theatre. This year, 15 contestants and five local dance...

Cookies wanted for local airmen

Many of them won't be able to spend the holidays with their families -- the youngest men and women stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Their Christmas morning will likely unfold inside the dorms tucked inside the installation gates....

Benefit planned for man hit with disease

LAGRANGE -- A benefit is planned next week to support the family of a man diagnosed last month with a mysterious flesh-eating disease. Brian Lanning, who turned 38 earlier this week, has been unable to work since Oct. 16, the...

Don't forget, Saturday will be parade day across Wayne County

If you love a parade you have plenty to look forward to Saturday as the area will be flush with excitement as four municipalities kick off the month of December with their Christmas parades, each with a special appearance by...