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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Many will take time for thanks today

During the Thanksgiving season many families spend time thinking about what they are thankful for as they sit around the table. For some of them, that bit of gratitude centers around a reunion with a loved one. And that is...

Local club will host Santa on tree lot

This Christmas season, Santa will be at the Optimist Club of Goldsboro's Christmas Tree Lot located on Cashwell Drive between Spence Avenue and Berkeley Boulevard. Children and their families can have their pictures taken with Santa every Saturday between...

Library staff packs books for troops

At home, Austin Burke can frequently be found curled up on the couch with a good book. But when the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airman was deployed a few months ago, he had to leave his books behind. No...

A leap of friendship

Patrick Albert went from shelter to shelter -- looking for a warm place to sleep. He had lost his job and a relationship -- and had given up on his dreams. He had no idea that a simple quest for...

Stores ready for rush of shoppers

At Belk in Berkeley Mall, General Manager Turner Wood is gearing up for his favorite work day of the year, Black Friday. "It truly is my favorite retail day," he said. "It's exciting. It's our biggest day of the...

International residents share Thanksgiving, too

While shoveling mashed potatoes onto his plate, Fernando Tacuri had a question. On Monday night, the Ecuadorian Mount Olive College student experienced his first Thanksgiving, and he wanted to know the cultural basis for the holiday. So he asked....