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Friday, October 8, 2010

Odom challenges community, scores

Dave Odom looked over the Boys & Girls Club gym filled with friends and admirers and turned to see his own name in huge letters on the wall behind him. "I see my name and am absolutely choked up,"...

Hot to trot

In a pink cowboy hat with pink sequins, 10-year-old Kelly Lewis showed her donkey, Burrita, during the Open Pony and Mule Show at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Thursday. The competition was a first for Kelly and Burrita, who placed...

Downtown Deli closes doors in city

Less than a year after popular downtown restaurant Pupetta Bar & Grill closed its doors due, in part, to the economic climate, the city's core has lost another local dining spot. Downtown Deli is no longer open for business....

Butterball taps new immigrant worker source

Absenteeism and job turnover has become an increasing problem for the state's largest turkey producer, so Butterball has begun recruiting from a different pool of workers. Refugees from the Caribbean, Africa and Asia -- here in the United States legally...

Public record

Structure fire The Goldsboro Fire Department responded to a structure fire call Wednesday around noon on National Drive. The fire involved a building behind the home at 702 National Drive. According the the fire report, it's believed a heater was...

Weekend fair schedule

TODAY 4 p.m. -- Gates open to all exhibits 5 p.m. -- Powers Great American Midways open 5:30 p.m. -- Vocational Competition, Science / Entertainment Arena 6 p.m. -- Kenya Safari Acrobats, near White Building 6:30 p.m. -- "Almost Amazing...

Smith hopes to distribute book statewide

A Wayne County Public Schools teacher who published a book on preventing childhood sexual abuse hopes to distribute it to schools around the state, if she receives funding in a national competition. Selena Smith, an English teacher at Wayne...

Thursday fair winners

THURSDAY Talent Contest Vocal Solo: 1st (6-8), Abajaih Graham, Norwayne Middle; 1st (9-12), Caleb Sasser, Wayne School of Engineering Instrumental Solo: 1st (6-8,) Amanda Hancock, Norwayne Middle School; 1st (9-12), Miranda Hill, Spring Creek High School Dance Solo: 1st (6-8),...