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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Open hearts, full carts

Come kick off your Thanksgiving weekend with us by getting your Thanksgiving Day papers hot off the press for $1.50 Wednesday night -- complete with everything you need to shop Black Friday bargains. Have a cup of hot cocoa...

Providing a blessing

The line extended out the door, down the breezeway and around the corner. There were men without jackets, women without shoes. Some were just hungry. Goldsboro's First Baptist Church, 125 S. John St., opened its doors to the city's...

Food donations surpass expectations

On Monday, Wayne County residents waved flags and cheered veterans and the military in the Veterans Day Parade. By Friday, they had raised nearly $7,000 and donated enough food to surpass the goal of a Thanksgiving food drive to...

Officials want highway project ideas

For the next 30 days, the public will have the opportunity to suggest transportation projects it would like to see included on the Goldsboro Metropolitan Transportation Organization's priority needs list. MPOs are created by the federal government and charged with...

Council to weigh result of Dail case

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to enter into a settlement agreement Monday night with Dwayne Dail, whose civil lawsuit was scheduled to be heard later this month in federal court. Dail, who was convicted in 1987 in Wayne...

Blue Star marker to honor veterans

The public is invited to a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning for Wayne County's first Blue Star Memorial highway marker, which pays tribute to veterans and members of the country's armed forces. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m....

City to start sewer line smoke tests on Monday

The city of Goldsboro will begin testing its sewer system on Monday, searching for leaks that allow rainwater to get into the lines, causing inflated sewage processing costs. Hydrostructures, a Pittsboro company hired to do the testing, will pump...

Owner tries to honor father with Pizza Inn upgrade

More than 40 years after her father opened the doors to his first Pizza Inn on Norwood Avenue, Jill Nielson opened those same doors Thursday for a grand re-opening following a major renovation to the inside of the restaurant....

Mount Olive College students hear tale of forgiveness and the justice system

A story that challenged beliefs, while keeping students entertained -- that's what Mount Olive College faculty wanted for their freshman reading assignment this year, and that's what they got from "Picking Cotton." And to expand the understanding of the...

Operation Santa Claus needs help

The Mental Health Association in Wayne County is conducting its annual "Operation Santa Claus" drive to bring a brighter holiday to those living in facilities and often forgotten this time of year. The MHA effort targets the elderly, those...

Spreading holiday cheer

Garrett Taylor candy eyes to his cupcake as the Jack and Jill of Eastern North Carolina community service group gathers Saturday at First African Baptist Church in Goldsboro. Cookies and other baked goodies will be given to seniors at...

Mail for the Heroes

Tamiyha Ingram, 4, signs a card for a soldier, with the help of her babysitter, Nina Willis, on Friday at North Carolina Community Federal Credit Union on Ash Street. The card will be sent to one of the many...

New dentist fills health department need

Wayne County Health Department's new dentist has only been on the job about a month, but already she has a full patient load. Davin Madden, health director, introduced Dr. Tera Harrison to the county Board of Health last week....

Georgia-Pacific donates to two VFDs

Two volunteer fire departments will receive urgently needed safety equipment under the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant program. Arrington Bridge Volunteer Fire Department will receive $3,500, while Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department will receive $1,500. "We're proud to have the...

We need your help

For more than a century, Goldsboro and Wayne County residents have been helping needy children have a happy Christmas by donating to the Empty Stocking Fund, which has provided gifts and a party to hundreds of youngsters every year since...

Two new businesses changing landscape of Berkeley Boulevard

Two Berkeley Boulevard properties are getting new life as a realty office and a mattress store. The former Home Credit location at 313 N. Berkeley Blvd. has been purchased by Sasser Home Builders for its real estate branch, East...

Officials review county health plan

The Wayne County Health Department may be charged with being a watchdog for public health, but its clinics and services can't take care of everything, the county health director told the Board of Health on Wednesday. Health Director Davin...