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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pickle-packed turnout thrills festival crew

MOUNT OLIVE -- Saturday was Brandon Day's third birthday and given the choice of how to celebrate it, he chose the North Carolina Pickle Festival. So did another estimated 30,000 people, making it the largest ever in the 23-year...

Heading to SJAFB for today's show?

If you didn't make it to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Saturday, there is still a chance to experience all the thrills Wings Over Wayne has to offer. Gates open this morning at 9 and each of the acts...

Thousands pack base for Day 1 of Seymour Johnson's big show

Lacy Watts knew she was supposed to cover her ears. Her mother, Tanya, had warned her that the sound of a fighter jet passing by might leave them ringing. But when F-15E Demonstration Team pilot Capt. Phil Smith ripped through...

Southern Wayne flushing water lines

The Southern Wayne Sanitary District will conduct its annual hydrant flushing program Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. During theses times, customers may notice a slight discoloration in their water. This is due to...

Sheriff warns of telephone credit card scam

The Financial Crimes Unit of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office has received complaints concerning a telephone scam. Investigators are warning residents of suspects contacting people by telephone and offering to lower their credit card interest rates. In one case...

Security Forces shares glimpse of real-world duties

Haley Davis looked confused as she watched Staff Sgt. John Whisman playfully wrestle his German shepherd to the ground. "I thought you said he was mean, Mom," she said, pointing to the tongue-flapping, tail-wagging dog at the end of the...

Public record

Scooter theft Rosemary Coley of Piedmont Airline Road reported her Moto Fino motor scooter stolen on Thursday afternoon, Goldsboro police said. The vehicle was valued at $600, authorities said....

Public invited to school system's ESL Day April 29

Wayne County Public Schools will host its biennial K-12 Second Language/ESL Performance Competition on Wednesday at Goldsboro High School from 8:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited. More than 500 students, grades K-12, will display their mastery...

Visitors try some new spots at Pickle Festival

Kim Martiniuk kicked off her shoes and jumped head-first into the rubbery red corral where the great beast waited. She vaulted effortlessly onto its back, gripped the leather thong tightly with both hands and glanced at the man standing...

Motorcycle run raises more than $3,000 for Relay

Last weekend's Motorcycle Run netted $3,200 for Relay for Life, said organizer Mike Judy, a member of sponsoring team Zion Marchers of Mount Olive. This is the third year for the event. Team leader is Linda Price. Judy said...

Military children honored in April

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the United States Department of Defense, as a way of emphasizing the important role military children play in the armed forces community. The month has been a time...

Hoops for Hope set for Saturday

A basketball free throw "shoot-a-thon" will be held May 2, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Family Y to help raise money for needy children in Africa. The event is being organized by Austin Jeffreys, a seventh-grade student...

Knights kick off 2009 show; Mayor Al King accepts baton

Will McKnight looked skyward when a voice blared out of the tall speakers positioned across the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line. "Look. Look. Look," the 8-year-old said. "Dad. Look. We should do that sometime." His father, Larry, was...

Two more soar high with Angels

For Bill Bryan and Dan Jackson, being suited up to soar with the Blue Angels only to be grounded because of the weather was kind of like waving candy in front of child only to tell him he cannot...

Man injured in motorcyle accident

A Fremont woman was cited after a Thursday afternoon accident in which she allegedly injured a motorcycle rider, authorities said Friday. Timothy Anglin II, 26, of Fallin Boulevard in Goldsboro, was treated and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital, a...