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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Officials say lamb show fair's most competitive

The sound a lamb makes when someone slides a hand underneath its neck and lifts upward is difficult to put into words. "I sure as, you-know-what, can't spell it," said Maria Santos, one of the dozens who filled the...

Fair queen follows in her mother's footsteps

Belting out the lyrics to "Don't Rain on My Parade," Charlotte Kornegay ignored the torrential downpour outside the entertainment arena Friday night as she claimed the title of 2011 Queen of the Fair. Clutching her crown to her head,...

For the Lintons, goat showing is a family affair

As the rain poured down on the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Friday night, Suzy Linton was sitting on the front row of the Livestock Arena while organizers scrambled to bring the Open Junior Meat Goat Show inside. Fairgoers had...

Showmen show hearts as big as their heifers

Hannah Ferrell tried to keep her composure when her large, black heifer pinned her up against the gate. She winced when the animal rammed its head, repeatedly, into her stomach. And when the cow finally overpowered its handler --...

Goldsboro Civil Air Patrol looking for members

The Goldsboro Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary, will conduct a membership drive for both cadet and adult members throughout the month of October, with events planned at local schools throughout the Wayne...

Downtown businesses speak out against streetscape

City officials have spent the past month reviewing the bid tabulations for the Center Street streetscape renovations project, but when it comes to the business owners involved in what's planned to be the first of five blocks of street...

Mayor's Committee still looking for luncheon sponsors

The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities will hold its annual awards luncheon on Oct. 20 at noon at Herman Park Center at 901 East Ash Street and needs more sponsors for the events. The costs of sponsorship $300 and...

Voting to begin later this month for some municipalities

Goldsboro, Mount Olive and Fremont municipal offices will not be included when one-stop voting gets under way later this month in advance of the Nov. 8 election. The elections in those municipalities have been postponed until next spring because...

McCrory campaigns at fair

Republican Pat McCrory hasn't officially announced that he will run for governor in 2012, but to anyone watching him at the Wayne Regional Fair on Friday night he sure appeared to be in full campaign form as he introduced himself...

City Council set to put streetscape project back out to bid Monday

The City Council will hear a twice-postponed recommendation from the staff concerning the Center Street renovation streetscape project during Monday's meeting at the council chambers. The opening of bids was postponed one week to Sept. 3, when the recommendation...