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Friday, October 1, 2004

Fun at the fair

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Getting a kick out of a ride at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair on opening night are, from left: Camilla Castaneda, 5, Rosa Castaneda, 7, and Cindy Castaneda, 4. For more information see Riders face 'The Claw'...

Riders face 'The Claw' and other spectacles at the fair

Shanee Cain of Goldsboro stood beside her sister, Keondra, as they gazed at "The Claw." After a few minutes of trying to decide if they were going to ride, they decided to continue on their journey across the fairgrounds to...

Guard sergeant dies after vehicle hits jets

A military policeman from South Carolina died on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Thursday after his government vehicle hit three parked fighter jets. It is unknown why the truck hit the planes, and base officials say they are still...

Spring Creek students use math to make 'airball tower'

A building project by students in Annette McCullough's classes at Spring Creek High School travels to Greenville today, where it will be on display throughout the holiday season at the Toys R Us store. Ms. McCullough, agriculture biotechnology teacher at...

Squadron fixes Habitat home for needy family

Fighter pilots and other personnel from Seymour Johnson Air Base are working on the ground this week to make life better for Wayne County residents. The 333rd Fighter Squadron is renovating a house that was donated to Habitat for Humanity....

Wayne urged to preserve and promote its history

Wayne County residents were praised Thursday for their efforts in helping preserve the area's rich history. "The people have done so many wonderful things," said Betty McCain, former North Carolina secretary of cultural resources. She discussed the importance of historical...

Labor secretary visits Wayne to introduce ride program

Protecting children from potential accidents while on rides at North Carolina's county fairs is the goal of a new program instituted by the state Department of Labor. "North Carolina has never had a fatality involving a rider," said Cherie K....

Fair winners announced

Here are the daily winners from Thursday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair: Educational Booth Winners: *FCCLA -- Goldsboro High School *Future Farmers of American (FAA) -- Southern Wayne High School *4-H -- Phyllis Jefferson -- Teach 4-H *Family and...

Seven Springs FD to hold annual barbecue

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Seven Springs Fire Department will hold its annual barbecue sale and harvest auction beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the fire station. Dinners cost $6 a plate with a choice between pork and chicken. The plates...

Public records

Bicyclist hit by SUV Three people were injured Thursday in two recent traffic collisions Goldsboro, police reported. *A bicyclist was struck by a sport utility vehicle at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Freeman and Greenleaf streets, police said. Shontaviya Renee Hines,...

Briefly

Fair smoking The non-smoking policy in public at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair applies only to the Power's Great American Midway employees. It does not apply to those visiting the fair. The Midway has decided on the rule for its...

Friday's and Saturday's fair schedule

The Queen of the Fair Pageant highlights Friday's schedule at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. The schedule is as follows: *3 p.m. -- gates open to all exhibits *4 p.m. -- Power's Great American Midway opens *6 p.m. -- judging...