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Friday, October 8, 2004

Cotton candy folks

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Scooter Ryals and his wife, Beverly, work under clouds of cotton candy. They have been selling the sweet treat and candied apples at the Wayne County Agricultural Fair for 31 years. Although they live near Tampa, Fla.,...

Tobacco bill pleases N.C. farmers, congressmen

North Carolina congressmen and farmers celebrated the passage of a bill late Thursday that offers a $10.1 billion buyout of the tobacco quota that's expected to revive some rural parts of the state where tobacco once reigned. "It was an...

Wayne woman brings help to iguanas

Every dog has its day, but how about iguanas? Various groups advocate for unwanted cats and dogs, but one Wayne County woman has found a need to speak up for her reptilian pet. Johnna Nelson is a member of Triangle...

Hospital hit by vaccine shortage

No one is immune to the flu vaccine shortage, including Wayne Memorial Hospital, where officials say its supplier was the one shut down earlier this week. Physician's offices and programs that cater to many elderly people are also responding to...

Grants available for promoting tourism

Up to $10,000 in grants will soon be available to local nonprofit organizations that promote tourism in Wayne County. The Goldsboro Travel & Tourism Board voted Thursday to designate the money for qualifying applicants. The maximum grant per organization would...

Briefly

Black Caucus rally U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield and other political candidates will appear next week at a rally in Goldsboro. The Concerned Clergy called the "Get Out The Vote" rally for 7 p.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Disciples Church,...

Saturday is fair's last day

Here is the schedule for today and Saturday. Saturday is the final day of the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair: Today *3 p.m. -- gates open to all exhibits *4 p.m. -- Power's Great American Midway opens *6 p.m. -- Open...

Public records

Jewelry, coins stolen An estimated $11,300 in jewelry, an antique coin collection and three $1 silver certificates were stolen Thursday from a home in the 800 block of Ebenezer Church Road, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The...

EWHS band sweeps competition

The Eastern Wayne High band won the Grand Champion title and earned seven first-place trophies during a competition last weekend in Bertie County. The event was for 1-A, 2-A and 3-A high school bands. Eastern Wayne competed against 2-A schools...