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Monday, October 4, 2004

The lights of the midway

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Fairgoers check out the games and rides along the midway at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Other pictures and stories appear on 12A, along with tonight's schedule of fair events....

Trip to Florida brings heartache to volunteer

Although she didn't experience disaster first-hand, after seeing and hearing about all the damage the hurricanes in Florida caused, Wayne County Red Cross volunteer Sara Francis is thankful just to be able to get up every day. Ms. Francis, 56,...

Stroke victim shares the taste of gratitude -- it's chocolate

Sylvia Brady has approached the 14 months following her stroke as she would a recipe -- one ingredient at a time and without taking shortcuts. Finally, she used the other kind of recipe, too -- to the delight of some...

Seymour Johnson in '42 'not much more than a farm,' says visitor

When Maurice Snyder first came to Goldsboro, some of the best barbecue was served at En-Cee-Cue. Center Street was alive at night with servicemen hitting favorite watering holes. The "hottest" night spot was the USO Club at the corner of...

Storm causes fair traffic jam

A brief storm on Saturday night caused a traffic jam at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Milton Ingram, fair manager, said it began raining around 8 p.m. for about 30 minutes and a large amount of fairgoers left at the...

Monday's fair schedule

Bargain Days set for the fair Today and Tuesday are "Bargain Days" at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. There will be $1 off gate admission for adults and children and it will be $10 for unlimited rides. Here is the...

Weekend winners at the Fair

Here are the winners from Friday and Saturday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair: Open Junior Market Lamb Show: *Grand Champion -- Hannah Woodard *Reserve Grand Champion -- Jordan Cox *Showmanship -- Age 8 and under, Emma See; age 9-13,...

Public records

Fire destroys home MOUNT OLIVE -- A man feel asleep Saturday night, his lighted cigarette ignited the couch, and the fire destroyed a double-wide mobile home at 1523 Indian Springs Road, a fire official said. The resident, Ormond Whitted Jr.,...

New Wesleyan director

Martha Burkhart-Cawley says her new position as director of Wesleyan College in Goldsboro is a homecoming of sorts. "I'm the old new director," she said. Dr. Burkhart-Cawley was in the director's position when classes moved downtown from Seymour Johnson Air...

OPINION -- Remarkable lady

"Her only paying job was as pianist for silent movies in downtown Goldsboro in the 1920s." That was reported in last Thursday's obituary of Mrs. Virginia Earp Ellis. While that might have been her only "paying job," Mrs. Ellis undoubtedly...

Commissioners agenda for Tuesday

Trick-or-treaters will make their rounds two days early if Wayne County officials have their way. The Board of Commissioners is preparing to vote Tuesday to ask that all Halloween events be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. The commissioners...

Big Sweep nets 50 bags of trash

The 2004 Big Sweep has netted 50 bags of trash from 12 miles of Wayne County waterways so far, and more results are still coming in. Barbara Byers, local Big Sweep coordinator, said 150 volunteers cleaned 12 miles of waterways...