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Thursday, October 6, 2005

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber John Crawford has worked at the Grantham Grange and Fire Department stand on the fairgrounds for 50 years. For more information see 50 years ... and counting....

Woman indicted in man's murder

A 38-year-old Goldsboro woman has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury for the first-degree murder of her boyfriend. Teresa Edwina Bizzell, who lived in Tanglewood Mobile Home Park off Central Heights Road, is accused of fatally stabbing Larnell...

50 years ... and counting

An empty Coca-Cola bottle used to get you spending money when John Crawford and his brother, Bobby, were children. So, after the Wayne County fairgrounds were quiet, the boys would hunt through trash barrels looking for a treasure or two....

Showmen try their hands at begin judges in the ring

Before Wednesday's livestock judging contest at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 11-year-old Jesse Grady was out for redemption. "Last year, my little sister beat me," he said. "That just doesn't seem possible." After a week of presenting their livestock at...

Today, Friday at the fair

THURSDAY + 3 p.m. -- Gates open to all exhibits + 4 p.m. -- Midway opens; Grades K-2 Talent Contest, Entertainment Arena; Livestock Judging, Livestock Arena + 5 p.m. -- Cheerleading Contest, Grandstand + 5:30 p.m. -- Auto Mechanics vocational...

MOC professor makes disaster studies a career

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Christopher Dyer, dean of arts and sciences and a professor of anthropology at Mount Olive College, has done extensive research on the devastating aftermath of natural disasters. When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, though, it struck...

Wednesday's fair winners

Cheerleading Contest Varsity: Hunt High School, Wilson Jr. Varsity: Goldsboro High School, Goldsboro Middle School: Norwayne Middle School, Fremont Talent Contest Winners Vocal Solo: (K-2) Lyndsey Parnell, Northwest Elementary (3-5) Hannah Smith, Eastern Wayne Elementary Instrumental Solo: (K-2) Anna LaDine,...

United Way campaign behind but still time to meet goal

This year's United Way campaign has fallen short of where it was at this point last year. But Campaign Chairman Jane Rustin is confident the goal of $1,425,000 will be met. "We are a little behind, but not significantly," she...

Public records

Man sentenced in armed holdup An 18-year-old man from Mount Olive has been sentenced to 38 to 55 months in prison after pleading guilty in Wayne County Superior Court to the armed robbery of a man in Goldsboro. Joshua E....

Ken Derksen, former TV reporter, hired by schools

Wayne County Public Schools has hired a TV news reporter to be its new public information officer. Ken Derksen, Goldsboro bureau chief for News 14 Carolina, will handle public relations for the school system and media coverage for stories about...

Kenansville tables jurisdiction decision

KENANSVILLE -- The Kenansville town board has tabled a decision about forming an extraterritorial jurisdiction until December. Town Clerk Crystal Jenkins said the town's planning board asked that the ETJ map and it adoption be removed from the agenda for...