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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday storytime: English as a Second Language students share their skills

The students were anxious but excited about reading to the multiage class at Meadow Lane Elementary School on Tuesday. Francisco Velasquez and Ruge Li had already picked out a Christmas story to share. They had practiced and felt prepared. But...

Rash of break-ins occurring at theater

There have been at least six vehicle break-ins since Oct. 3 at the Premiere Theatre movie complex at 105 10th Place in Goldsboro. Cars have been left with their windows smashed and anything of visible value has been stolen. Only...

Salvation Army will be ringing bells until Christmas Eve

Kent Larsen was just 19 and in the Marine Corps when he was wounded in the far east. The private first class spent that Christmas in a field hospital. "A whole bunch of us were pretty much beat up...

Perdue, McCrory to visit Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Neither of their camps will comment on the reason behind their visit, but Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov.-elect Pat McCrory are scheduled to make a stop at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday. 4th Fighter Wing officials confirmed that the...

Hospital now requires flu shot

Employees at Wayne Memorial Hospital who do not get a flu shot can be fired, officials said Tuesday. One person has already been terminated after choosing not to get the vaccine, confirmed Georgia Dees, director of public relations. The requirement...

Woman hits parked car, victim finishes his lunch

A vehicle jumped a curb on Spence Avenue Tuesday, crashing into a parked car and ending up with it's rear half suspended in the air over a large bush in front of the Cobblestone Plaza. The accident happened at...

Police officer shoots, kills dog

A Goldsboro police officer was forced to shoot a charging pit bull in defense of another officer on Nov. 30 at 209 E. Elm St. The dog died shortly after being hit once in the mid-section. A report was...

War of 1812 focus of talk at museum

"What's the first thing you think of when it comes to the War of 1812 and North Carolina?" asked James Greathouse, a historian out of Fayetteville, to a gathering at the Wayne County Historical Museum Tuesday night. Those assembled...

Energy assistance applications now being taken by county

As of Tuesday morning, 184 Wayne County households had applied for a total of $39,400 in assistance through the state's Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The county has received $215,996 to distribute to help people with their heating bills....