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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Smith gets six-year contract

Wayne County commissioners, following a 30-minute closed session to discuss employee performance, voted 6-1 Tuesday to approve a six-year contract extension for County Manager Lee Smith. It was the second time in as many months commissioners have met behind closed...

Lawyer, officer get time for fraud

RALEIGH -- William Devaughn Orander III, a disbarred Goldsboro real estate attorney, and Mark David Webb, a former loan officer at Mount Olive-based Southern Bank and Trust and Dunn-based New Century Bank, received active prison sentences in federal court...

Local spellers are C-H-A-M-P-S

Vermiculate. Alluviation. Lepidopterist. Sumptuous. These are just some of the words that tested the spelling abilities of area 12th-graders at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Spelling Bee Tuesday evening. Wayne Christian School senior Daniel Glover earned top place among...

Trick-or-treats set, but Boo-It canceled

The cool breezes have only just begun to blow through Goldsboro, but with children already debating what they will be for Halloween, municipalities across the county are preparing for the night when those costumed children will hit the streets...

Pie-apaloosa

Galina Reimers' friend told her if she entered this year's pie-baking contest at the county fair she would win. Galina didn't believe it, but her friend talked her into giving it a try anyway. Having never entered any cooking contest...

Teenage drivers must log hours to get licenses

Beginning Jan. 1 the state's teenage drivers will be required to complete two new driving logs as part of the state's graduated licensing program. The program's goal is to increase behind-the-wheel experience for young drivers. The driving logs will...

Fire Princess Pageant

The Wayne County Fire Princess Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre. In the center of the photo, with her crown is the 2010 Wayne County Fire Princess Monica Sasser. Competing for the 2011...

Shriners working to get word out in Wayne County about services

The Wayne County Shrine Club is getting extra help this year in spreading the word about the work of the Shrine Club, especially its children's hospitals, from Sam Ferrell, a student at Southern Wayne High School. Ferrell created posters...

N.C. DOT set to make last round of debris pickup

Starting Monday, crews contracted through the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin their last round of storm-related debris pick-up along state-maintained roads in Wayne, Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties. Removing debris in counties affected by Hurricane Irene has been...

At the fair

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 *4 p.m. Gates open to all exhibits *4:30 p.m. Grade K-2 Talent Contest *5 p.m. Cheerleading Contest *5 p.m. Powers Great American Midways open *5:30 p.m. Vocational Competition, Auto Mechanics *5:30 p.m. Almost Amazing Rex & Dana...

Chamber's dancing stars named

Twenty-five area residents have agreed to don dancing shoes and perform in the second annual Dancing Stars of Wayne County event next spring. Among them are homemakers and military spouses, business owners and elected officials, a tree climbing champion...