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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair begins this week

Every fall for the last 25 years, Milton Ingram has watched the Wayne County Fairgrounds come to life. He has witnessed the consumption of thousands of hot dogs and country ham biscuits, seen dozens of goats and their handlers awarded...

NAACP holds Freedom Fund Banquet

NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the H.V. Brown Hall on Saturday night....

Flu hits Wayne early

Although it is not officially flu season, Wayne County health officials say early numbers are pointing toward a busy year. Flu season traditionally runs from October through February, said Jeff Brogneaux, emergency preparedness coordinator at Wayne Memorial Hospital, but this...

Workers might pay for eating too much, smoking

Within the next two years, being overweight and/or a smoker will pose more than a potential future health risk for county employees -- it could cost them more, too. When the county begins preliminary budget work early next year,...

'Farenheit 451' will be 2010 Wayne County Reads choice

Wayne County readers will have a chance in 2010 to explore a world where getting caught with a book could cost you your home, family or even your life. Wayne County Reads has chosen its next book, "Fahrenheit 451"...

Goshen gets grant from rural health fund

WARSAW -- The Goshen Medical Center in Warsaw is one of 24 rural health programs in North Carolina that will receive grant funding to help create a total of 310 new health care jobs across the state. The Goshen Medical...

GPD officer named Woman of the Year

Being a police officer can be a thankless job -- sometimes more so when you happen to be a woman, Cpl. Marissa Davis says. Depending on the situation, some people still act surprised when they see a woman with a...

Davis urges cooperation at Hispanic Center dinner

The Hispanic Community Development Center's fifth annual Appreciation Banquet State Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, was the guest speaker and encouraged those in attendance to work towards a common goal. "It's important for the community to continue to come together...

They walked with, and for, their hearts

MOUNT OLIVE -- The rain held off just long enough in Mount Olive for the American Heart Association Heart Walk Saturday morning. Eleven area businesses and organizations formed teams for this year's walk, which exceeded its fundraising goal by $4,000...

Chamber plans more fun for annual spelling bee

This is not your mama's spelling bee. The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's annual contest to crown the most prolific spellers in the county is scheduled for Oct. 27 at the Lane Tree Golf Club. But the annual event,...

DGDC thanks supporters

Members and supporters of the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. didn't let a little rain dampen their enthusiasm Friday night at the group's 26th annual dinner and awards ceremony. A sprinkle eventually turned into a steady rain at the event...

Teen found dead in Duplin trailer

ALBERTSON -- The death of a 17-year-old male whose body was found early Friday morning by a roommate is being investigated by the Duplin County Sheriff's Office as a homicide until more information can be obtained, including an autopsy...