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Friday, October 7, 2005

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Emily Dunn at the pony and mule show at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair on Thursday. For more information see A real horse and pony show....

Weather forces early day for fair

A normal Thursday evening at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair would have brought 4,000 people through the gates. Heavy rains this week, brought 425, fair director Milton Ingram said. Forecasts for more rain are making fair officials think twice about...

No fair today

The Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair will not open today, said Milton Ingram, fair director. Heavy rains and a forecast of more precipitation throughout the day forced the Friday cancellation. Ingram said plans call for opening Saturday at the normal...

Football games postponed

Forecasts for heavy rain have forced the postponement of some of the high school football games scheduled for tonight in the Wayne County area. *Eastern Wayne at Southern Wayne, postponed until Monday at 6 p.m. *C.B. Aycock at Wilson Beddingfield,...

Flood watch

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Wayne and surrounding counties until 8 p.m. tonight. Tropical moisture brings the potential for heavy rains into the early evening hours. Roads and urban areas are at a higher risk if...

A real horse and pony show

Rains moved the Open Pony and Mule and Horse shows inside at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Thursday, but did not dampen enthusiasm. Showmen young and old showed mules and horses in more than 15 categories in the Livestock Arena....

Ash Street paving is nearly done

Drivers have only a few more days to wait until work on Ash Street is nothing but a memory, the contractor said. Smooth pavement covered jagged potholes on torn-up sections of Ash this week. New lines mark the median and...

Sewer plant project is waiting for state to approve permits

MOUNT OLIVE -- State officials are doing the final review on the last permit for a regional sewer plant. Mount Olive Town Manager Ray McDonald said if everything stays as it is now, it looks like the town will be...

Wayne County teacher earns state math honor

It isn't hard for Tracy Wilson Thomas to recall being a second-grader in Room 24 of Meadow Lane Elementary School. That's because she returns there every day, now as a teacher. "I always wanted to work here," she said. "It...

StageStruck auditions scheduled

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "The Frog Prince" on Monday at Goldsboro High School Auditorium from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 4:15 and plan to stay for the full...

Schools seek instruments for bands

Band directors in area middle and high schools say they could use more instruments for students. Dr. Sandra McCullen, associate superintendent for instruction in Wayne County Public Schools, said the school system tries to provide some of the larger instruments...

Public records

2 men charged in drug trafficking Two men were arrested Thursday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with felony drug trafficking offenses after a traffic stop in the New Hope community and the search of a home on...

Mount Olive candidate forum to be held Oct. 18

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidates forum Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Senior Citizen's Center at 711 N.W. Center St. The forum will give an opportunity for the community...

An official eye in the sky

The Raven is taking a bite out of marijuana production in Wayne County. The Raven is not a big bird, but the Sheriff's Office helicopter. Sheriff Carey Winders said since the helicopter was put in service in 1999, it has...

Girl Scouts get 5,000 dollar donation

The Wachovia Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina. The grant is intended to support Girl Scouts who live in community housing. With the extra help, some girls would not be able to...