Log in

Sign up

October 10, 2010 archives

View Archive

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Three killed in wreck on N.C. 222

FREMONT -- Three people died early Sunday in a single-vehicle accident on N.C. 222 near its intersection with Airport Road, according to investigators with the state Highway Patrol. A fourth person was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital for treatment.The three...

Fire department plans to restore 1919 fire truck

Not many people can claim to have a nearly 100-year-old vehicle that's still rolling, but the Goldsboro Fire Department's 1919 American LaFrance fire truck still cranks up. However, it also needs a new radiator and a coat of paint, and...

County fair ends with great weather, big numbers

With a warm, sunny day and one of the biggest demolition derbies in recent years closing out the 2010 Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Saturday, fair manager Milton Ingram was optimistic that attendance this year would be comparable with the...

Demolition derby, ugly truck contests draw large crowds

The sound of revving engines and the smell of exhaust filled the air Saturday afternoon at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Demolition Derby. More than 40 drivers competed in the annual competition, which consisted of three heats, a consolation...

Salvation Army accepting applications for holiday help

The Salvation Army will take applications from Wayne and Sampson county residents who need help with food and/or toys for Christmas, Oct. 25 through 28 at the Salvation Army, 610 N. William St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Salvation Army preparing for annual Christmas stockings

The Salvation Army is preparing for its annual Christmas help program by asking businesses, civic groups, church groups and individuals to help stuff stockings. The stockings are a highlight of the charity's Toy Shop. They will be ready for...

County youth's talent on display at fair show

Morgan Gurley adjusted her black wig of cascading curls as she prepared to perform "Beauty and the Beast" in the Wayne County Fair talent contest Wednesday night. The third-grader at Meadow Lane Elementary School said she had gotten her...

Progress Energy warns of recent scam attempts

RALEIGH -- Progress Energy is warning customers to be aware of a telephone-based scam that has increased in frequency recently. More than a dozen Progress Energy customers have reported since Sept. 28 that they have received telephone calls from...

Red Cross Bloodmobile

Following is the October Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Oct. 11: Eureka United Methodist Church from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12: Red Cross chapter, 600 N. George St., from 1:30 to...

History in miniature

Miniature model enthusiast James Rohrbach begins the process of rebuilding the diorama that features the Goldsboro Bridge Battlefield at the Wayne County History Museum. Rohrbach is volunteering his time after visiting the museum and seeing a need. He has studied...

Sasser 'always' fire princess to her grandfather

Monica Sasser was visibly shocked when her name was announced as the 2010 Wayne County Fire Princess Saturday night. Her shocked expression quickly turned into smiles and tears as she accepted her crown, flowers and bouquet, and cheers filled the...

Big Lots moving from U.S. 70 up to Goody's on North Berkeley

More space and more customers are why Big Lots is moving from its old store on U.S. 70 West to the old Goody's home on North Berkeley Boulevard. The new location will open Oct. 20, but a grand opening...

Southern Bank donates to Mount Olive College's fine arts village

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Southern Bank Foundation has a made $100,000 donation to Mount Olive College for its planned fine arts village. Planning for the facility is in the preliminary stages so a price tag and construction timetable have...

Partnership backs funds for child care teachers/staff

By the time the average child enrolls in first grade, he may have spent more than 10,000 hours in child care. So it's vital to have qualified and compensated early education teachers, say officials at the Partnership for Children...

Junk or treasure -- antique appraisal today

MOUNT OLIVE -- Most people probably have had hopes of discovering valuable treasures as they sifted through attics and basements full of boxes. Today's third annual Antiques Appraisal Afternoon at the David John Aaron Teaching and History Museum will...

SWHS students show diesel know-how

DUDLEY -- Westly Cerullo shrugs off the injured right thumb hidden under swath of white gauze. "I kind of smashed it driving to put the camshaft in," he said. "It will be fine." It was a small price for...

Duplin names teacher, principal of year

KENANSVILLE -- Amy Powers, an English teacher at Wallace-Rose Hill High School, was named Duplin County's Teacher of the Year for 2010-11, while Debra Hunter, principal at North Duplin Junior/Senior High School, received the top honor as the county's...

Duplin explores business incentive

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commission extended Monday a hefty tax incentive to a local company that is considering expanding its business. Precision Hydraulic Cylinders manufacturers cylinders for the material handling and mobile equipment industries. The company operates a...