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Friday, October 7, 2011

Giddy-up

Patty Cake didn't stir when Andrew Kelly relinquished the reins. The pony held its ground when the boy started jumping on -- and kicking up -- the dirt around her hooves. But the 3-year-old's mother, Amber, was not quite as...

Two will face prison time for murder

Two defendants accused of being involved in the murder of Jamie Lee Hinson accepted plea deals this week in Wayne County Superior Court. Hinson was beaten to death in December 2009. His body was found in Evergreen Cemetery on...

Ten charged from drug raid

MOUNT OLIVE -- A marijuana plant growing in a five-gallon bucket was among the marijuana and crack cocaine seized during a pre-dawn undercover drug raid Thursday that resulted in the arrest of 10 suspected street-level drug dealers. Also seized were...

It's fish day

Wayne County Shrine Club member Jeff Harris checks a deep fryer this morning before the annual Shriners' Fish Fry gets under way. The sale runs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Funds...

Johnston Alzheimer's Walk Saturday

SMITHFIELD -- The inaugural Johnston County Walk to End Alzheimer's wil be held Saturday at the Smithfield Recreation Center and Aquatic Park. The walk begins at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. This is the first such event...

Mathnasium contest to be held Saturday

The second Annual statewide Mathnasium competition will be held on Saturday with local competitions at nine Mathnasium Learning Centers across North Carolina. Online registration is today by 5 p.m. On-site registration is available at each of the competing sites, if...

Fighting fires with burgers ... and fries

Firefighters took a break from pulling hoses and tapping into fire hydrants to flip burgers and serve cheese fries, all in an effort to raise revenue at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. It is customary for some of the...

Fair nears record for attendance

Some are attracted to the freshly paved midway. Others welcome the idea -- particularly in tough economic times -- of an affordable, close-to-home outing the whole family can enjoy. But if you ask fair director Milton Ingram just why the...

Fair schedule

FRIDAY *4 p.m. Gates open to all exhibits *5 p.m. Powers Great American Midways open *5:30 p.m. Vocational Competition *5:15 p.m. Kenya Safari Acrobats *5:30 p.m. Almost Amazing Rex & Dana Ryan *5:30 p.m.Racing Pigs *6 p.m. Barbados Lamb Show...

Wayne Regional Fair winners

THURSDAY Talent contest: Vocal solo: Morgan Kohmen, Norwayne Middle, first, 6-8, and Blake Holder, Charles B. Aycock, first, 9-12 Instrumental solo: Paola Cortes, Norwayne Middle, first, 6-8, and Andrew Medlin, Southern Wayne High, 9-12 Dance solo: Mary Beth Rhodes, Rosewood...