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Sunday, December 2, 2012

WorkKeys tests to be offered at WCC

The WorkKeys® tests for Career Readiness Certification will be offered at Wayne Community College four times this month. The Wayne Occupational Readiness Keys for Success (WORKS) program will provide testing sessions 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Dec. 18; 12:30-4:30 p.m....

WCC spring registration available

Wayne Community College will hold two more registration sessions for spring 2013 college credit courses. Students can sign up for classes 8 a.m.-noon on Dec. 7 on the main campus in Goldsboro. The next chances will be 8 a.m.-7...

United Way needs more help

They set their goal at more than $1.2 million -- or, as they define it, 24,680 lives. But local United Way officials say unless the community rallies behind their annual fundraising effort, they will likely fall short of the...

Unemployment numbers down

County unemployment rates continued to drop against their 2011 figures in October according to a release Tuesday from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Wayne County's October rate of 8.4 percent unemployment is down nearly a full percentage point...

Shooting suspect arrested

A suspect wanted for the drive-by shooting of a Mount Olive man was arrested Thursday by Mount Olive Police officers and U.S. Marshal Service Eastern North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force agents at a residence in the Mar-Mac area...

Princeton Christmas Parade

The Christmas parade was over in Princeton, but there was still the jingling of bells along its streets. A horse drawn wagon, complete with jingle bells, patrolled downtown, a leftover from the parade, which Ashley Rains said was one...

Mount Olive Christmas Parade

Breazeale Avenue was lined with hundreds of people Saturday morning as the Mount Olive Christmas Parade passed through, most accompanying children they cautiously eyed as they clamored for candy on the pavement. But perched on the tailgate of an...

Goldsboro Christmas Parade brings back memories

In December 1967, Debbie Pittman watched her first Goldsboro Jaycees Christmas Parade from the corner window of her father's accounting office at the corner of John and Walnut streets. Her father, Jim, and mother, Barbara, traded shifts holding their...

Fremont Christmas Parade is a family tradition

Joe Marm's home at the corner of East Main and North Vance streets in downtown Fremont has been a fixture for more than a century. The old home has been in his wife's family since 1904, a relic of...

Day of Giving goes on

Giving Tuesday may be over, but the season of giving isn't, and United Way of Wayne County officials are hopeful that people will continue to help meet the needs of several local community organizations. Giving Tuesday was a nationwide event...

City council to pick mayor pro tem

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to choose its mayor pro tem Monday, bringing to an end a conflict that began when the council members were sworn in Aug. 6. During his first comments as a member of the...