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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Partnership names new agency chief

Patty Huffman, interim director at the Partnership for Children of Wayne County since late July, has been named executive director at the agency. Her predecessor, Don Magoon, executive director since 2002, accepted a position at Wayne Community College as chief...

Talent at the fair

Anna West of Spring Creek Elementary was one of the many children who participated in the fair talent competitions this year....

Interactive exhibits give kids close-up look at life on farm

Milking a cow, gathering eggs and digging turnips might sound like chores for some Wayne County farm folk, but for young visitors to the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, the activities are a chance to learn about their food and where...

Slow start, big finish

DUDLEY -- Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair attendance is down by some 5,000 paid customers over the same period last year, but you couldn't tell it Wednesday night by the crush of people and the upbeat mood of fair officials...

Locals will bring farming advice to Haiti

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nine months after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed an estimated 230,000 people in Haiti, the Harvest Connection Disaster Relief Ministry is partnering with Mount Olive College and the North Carolina Agribusiness Council for Project Help Haiti. The...

Duplin schools close to agreement with county on funding

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education voted 3-2 Tuesday night in favor of accepting some, though not all, of a school funding memorandum of understanding between the board and the county commission. The vote ended weeks of discussion...

Public record

Missing woman According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Teresa Darlene McCullen, 48, has been missing since Sept. 16. McCullen is described as a white female who is 5'5" and 130 pounds. She has red hair and brown eyes. McCullen...

Fair winners Tuesday, Wednesday

TUESDAY Salute to Senior Citizens Youngest Grandparent, Dawn Jones, Dudley; Oldest Senior Citizen: Hattie Leathers, Goldsboro; Most Children: Nancy Hatch, Pikeville; Most Recent Grandparent: John Dockery, Goldsboro; Most Grandchildren: Hazel Peacock, Goldsboro; Most Great-Grandchildren: Callie Parks, Seven Springs; Married Longest...

Cheerleaders compete for top honors at fair

Connor Vinson was in kindergarten when she first saw a group of cheerleaders practicing their routines. She said she knew immediately that she wanted to become one. Connor, 11, is now a cheerleader at Norwayne Elementary School, and on Wednesday...