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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Judges call truck ugly, man calls it beautiful

Marvin L. Coley's truck gets him from Point A to Point B -- making it beautiful to him -- but his wife Annie wouldn't be caught dead in it. "My wife says it's ugly," Coley said of his 1968 Chevrolet...

Area students show aptitude for math

Wayne Early/Middle College High School tallied the winning total to win this year's county math contest, held at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair on Oct. 1. Using pencils and calculators, the team of Matthew Forster and Walker Smiley amassed the...

Disabled American Veterans sell peanuts to raise funds

Bart Gool was working at Lowe's three years ago when a member of the Donald H. Kirkman Chapter 45 of the Disabled American Veterans approached him. "He said, 'I understand you're a veteran and that you might be disabled,'" Gool...

SJAFB to participate in crisis response exercise

If you hear sirens whaling from -- or see ambulances racing toward -- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base next week, don't be alarmed. It's just a test. Seymour Johnson and the communities outside the installation gates will be hosting a...

Col. Mark Kelly reaches 3,000 flight hour mark

Mark Kelly didn't ask that a crowd of people stand waiting for him on the flight line when his F-15E touched down Friday afternoon. He wasn't expecting a cake or standing ovation. But the men and women who serve under...

Pikeville residents to hold alcohol sales forum

Pikeville residents will have the chance Tuesday night to weigh in on the upcoming alcohol sales resolution on November's ballot. Voters will have three options on the ballot: to vote for or against permitting off-premises sales only of malt...

Mount Olive College hosts H1N1 awareness event

When a group of community and business leaders turned out for a Mount Olive College and Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce information session about H1N1 influenza, MOC Director of Health Services Jo Morgan reached for her tape measure. She...

Faison Market Day honors town's long agricultural heritage

The sixth annual Faison Market Day began Saturday under the threat of rain, but the skies remained clear for the morning as vendors lined Main Street and the smell of funnel cakes and fresh-roasted nuts filled the air. Local businesses...

Economy helps fair

Despite a wet final day, Wayne Regional Fair Manager Milton Ingram said Saturday evening that he was pleased with how this year's event had turned out. "We have really had an exciting fair in place this year," he said....

High above the fair couple gets engaged on Ferris Wheel

It wasn't the ride on the Ferris wheel that left Stephanie Suggs's head spinning -- it was the proposal she had hoped for coming when she least expected it. Ms. Suggs, 20, had not given much thought to seeing...

Crash. Bang. Last derby a doozy

Jimmy Hare's derby car was stuck in a bale of hay, his tires spinning uncontrollably, as other cars sped up to smash into his '87 Chevy station wagon. The bales of hay that caught Hare's Chevy were stacked around...

Lee found guilty of string of robberies

A Goldsboro man was sentenced to a maximum of 75 years in prison in Wayne County Superior Court on Friday after being convicted for a string of armed robberies. Anthony Jerome Lee, 41, was found guilty by a jury...

State: Not clear when Union Station will have rail

Top officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation Rail Division were in Goldsboro Friday to discuss the Union Station project with members of the City Council and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. But while they came with good news...

Health Dept. preps for H1N1 vaccines

Health officials are bracing for the arrival of the first batch of H1N1 vaccines, with plans to distribute initial doses to those most at risk. On the heels of the announcement that Wake County had received 3,500 doses of H1N1...

He worked for the love of his county

For Atlas Price, there's no place like Wayne County. A native of Pricetown and a long-time resident of Seven Springs, not only did Price never consider leaving, he dedicated about a third of his life to working for Wayne...