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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fairground inspections

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Inspector Tom Chambers checks the inner workings of the Tilt a Whirl during a preinspection of the rides for this year's Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Tuesday. For more information see Inspectors watch carefully as fair rides are...

Eastpointe must find 1.4 million dollars after state shortfall

MOUNT OLIVE -- A local, four-county mental health service is being asked to find $1.4 million to make up its portion of a statewide $28 million shortfall this year. Area Director Jack St. Clair told the Eastpointe board in Mount...

Inspectors watch carefully as fair rides are assembled

With the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair just days away, employees of Powers Great American Midway were busy Tuesday afternoon assembling the Zipper, the Wave Swinger, the Spider and 45 more rides that will thrill fairgoers. Right beside them, employees of...

Thursday at the Fair

Thursday + 1 p.m. -- Judging all individual exhibits and educational booths + 4 p.m. -- Gates open; Midway opens + 5:30 p.m. -- Vocational Competition -- Drafting, Educational Showplace; Math, Entertainment Arena + 6 p.m. -- Open Junior Meat...

24 people named to Leadership Wayne

Twenty-four leaders from industry, government and service agencies have been chosen as the newest members of Leadership Wayne County. The men and women, from a variety of businesses and organizations from across the county, gathered for their opening retreat the...

Base prison closing date still not set

Officials at the Federal Prison Camp at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base still do not have an exact closure date for the facility, but say they are continuing preparations for closure. The Bureau of Prisons officials announced the upcoming closure...

Public records

Sex charge A 25-year-old man has been arrested by Wayne County sheriff's officers and charged with a felony second-degree sex offense. William Charles Kohls of Robin Lake Drive, Dudley, had been charged with assault on a female and communicating threats....

Crime Stoppers call leads to 3 arrests

Three people were arrested and charged with robbing a Goldsboro bank after an anonymous call to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. A material witness and two fugitives were found and a vehicle larceny case also was cleared with an arrest during...

Muscadine festival set this weekend

KENANSVILLE -- The North Carolina Muscadine Harvest Festival will be this weekend at the Duplin Commons Agribusiness Complex. Kicking off the event will be a Muscadine Gala Evening beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are...

Mount Olive students awarded scholarships

MOUNT OLIVE -- Several Mount Olive College students have been awarded scholarships. Allan Pangburn of Dudley has been named the 2005 Braswell Teaching Scholarship recipient and also received a $2,500 merit scholarship. Pangburn is a graduate of Southern Wayne High...

Bloodmobile

The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thurs-day from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Goldsboro High School. Donors will receive an Adam's Auto coupon for a free car wash....

Blessing of animals to be held Saturday at St. Francis Episcopa

The annual Blessing of the Animals will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Saturday, Oct. 1, the Saturday closest to the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. Anyone in the community is invited...