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Sunday, October 9, 2005

Rains takes toll on fair profit

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair officials hoped to break even after a wet closing weekend cut into attendance and profits. Rains from Tropical Storm Tammy kept the fair closed on Friday and delayed opening on Saturday, the fair's final day. Fair...

Teachers get more at certain schools

The Board of Education has voted to continue a differential salary incentive in six city schools as a way to retain and recruit highly qualified teachers and improve student performance on tests. The board made a few revisions to the...

Health Department plans flu shot clinic for at-risk groups

The Health Department will have its first flu clinic next week, but only for specific high-risk groups. Health officials say they do not anticipate a shortage of the vaccine this year locally or in the state. The Health Department expects...

Taking hope to Mississippi

The woman walked over to where members of the North Carolina Baptist Men's Relief Program were working to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. "Are you the angels God sent?" she asked. "No," said Ray Gales of Love Memorial Baptist Church...

Program offers help with life, homework

Glenwood Burden Jr. said he has seen many young people influenced by the negative, he decided to offer a positive. The youth director for Gospel Perspective Ministries developed the Good News Gang, a community afterschool program begun in September for...

Fremont firefighters get special response vehicle

FREMONT -- Fremont's volunteer firefighters now can ride in style and carry much of their equipment in their new special response vehicle. The 43-foot truck was turned over to the department Friday. It will be displayed from 2 p.m. to...

Mobile clinic helps control pet population

A trio of animal care workers are helping stem the tide of unwanted pets in eastern North Carolina. Dr. Beverly Shelbourn, a veterinarian, and technicians Carrie Eattock and Lisa Sager run the SNAP-NC mobile clinic that visits Goldsboro about once...

Students show their talents at fair contest

"Ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived," said Janet Barnes, master of ceremonies for the talent show at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Wednesday and Thursday, students competed in eight categories for a $10 prize. The money seemed secondary, though,...

Rose Hill volunteer EMS to end service

The Rose Hill Volunteer Emergency Medical Services will no longer answer calls after Friday. The volunteers have been helping paid county paramedics by answering back-up calls on week nights from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. since Oct. 2 last year....

Public records

Investigations Wayne County law enforcement officers are investigating the following incidents: *Alma Rowe reported an unknown subject entered her property at S. Tiffany Road by pushing a window air conditioning unit into the building, and took a color television, valued...

Goldsboro artist among LaGrange show winners

Brenda Behr of Goldsboro was among the winners in the 2005 LaGrange Garden Spot Festival Show and Sale at the La Grange Arts Center. Martha Smith Brooks from Morehead served as the show's juror. She presented the first-place award to...

Applications available for Head Start classes

Applications will be taken for WAGES Head Start and Early Head Start Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Royall Avenue Center, 601 E. Royall Ave.; the Carver Center, 612 S. Breazeale Ave., Mount Olive; and the Pikeville...