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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Never forgotten

His back stiffened at the position of attention, an airman slowly raises his right arm as his fingers unfurl and meet his brow. He renders a rigid salute. Silently his hand falls back to his side. The scene replays...

County fire departments preparing for local station mergers, closures

The 54-year-old Pinewood Fire Department is planning to cease operations and two of the county's smaller departments are planning to merge with larger ones. The dissolution of the Pinewood Fire Department is in the initial stages as are the...

Seven families homeless after fire

The Goldsboro Fire Department saved the life of a 5-year-old boy while battling a blaze that claimed seven apartments on East Holly Street in the Fairview Housing Community early Saturday morning. Investigators are still working to uncover the cause of...

Empty Stocking Fund 2013

* John Kinsey, $20 * From your wife, children and grandchildren, $50, in memory of George Edmundson * Cecil and Betty Lou Kornegay, $50, in honor of our grandchildren and our great-grandson * Willo Jean Jordan, $25, honoring all students...

Crash leaves one dead

A Pikeville man was killed early Friday morning in a single-car accident on Antioch Road near Wayne Memorial Drive. Just before 12:30 a.m., William John Harvey, 35, drove his 2009 Toyota passenger car off the road to the right, State...

Bond issue is back on council's agenda

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to pass a resolution at its Monday meeting authorizing the city finance director to file an application with the state to hold a proposed $18.9 million bond referendum vote in May. The bond,...

Salvation Army still looking for donations for Angel Tree

With just a week to go until Christmas, there are still tags on the Salvation Army's Angel Trees. The trees contain the names of local needy children who probably wouldn't get anything under their tree if not for the Salvation...

Goldsboro resident earns Congressional Gold Medal for service

James Swinson, 88, of Goldsboro, recently received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service with the Montford Marines in World War II. He was one of more than 20,000 black men who were trained as Marines from 1942 until...

Jingle in the Park continues Friday

Jingle in the Park kicked off Friday for its first of two weekends in Herman Park with fun and family time for all who went. The Saturday event may have been called off because of the weather, but don't fret...

Griffin appointed to N.Y. Green Bank

NEW YORK -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Alfred Griffin, a Goldsboro native, has been appointed as president of the New York Green Bank, a $1 billion initiative to leverage private sector financing for clean energy projects....

Christmas comes early ... because of you

Most were eager to see if the rumor was true -- that Santa Claus was around the corner. And their eyes lit up not just when they saw the pile of toys and the stocking full of goodies, but...

Commissioners to eye radio issue

Repairing the county's troubled $10 million communications system will be back before Wayne County commissioners when they meet Tuesday morning at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center. The session will begin with an agenda briefing at 8 a.m. followed by...