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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Week draws attention to fire safety

Brandy Tucker, a member of the Nahunta Volunteer Fire Department, demonstrates her turnout gear to students at Northwest Elementary School. This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and fire departments and officials are spending time spreading the word about...

Fair sets record for attendance this year

Planning for the 2012 edition of the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair might already be under way, but that doesn't mean the man charged with putting together this year's event isn't still thinking about just how much his staff accomplished...

Charles B. Aycock's law office gets makeover downtown

Assembling the life of a governor who passed away in 1912 is certainly the job of a biographer, but Richard and Linda Mechling are betting that the task of putting his home and law office back in order is...

Civil Air Patrol holds open house

People gather around the Wake Med chopper Saturday morning to get a closer look during the first Civil Air Patrol open house held at the Wayne Regional Airport....

Crime rate down significantly in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Murders in the town fell from five to none, simple assaults from 49 to 30 and larcenies from 175 to 142 over the past year as Mount Olive's overall crime rate recorded a 19 percent drop....

Best busy preparing for Vegas

As reigning Miss North Carolina and Goldsboro native Hailey Best is groomed for the Miss America pageant, the most important piece of advice she has received is brief -- be prepared to win. "Each year at Miss North Carolina,...

Explore some history by looking at fair treats

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Wayne County Fair might be over, but with the state fair beginning this week, people's minds are still turning to treats like funnel cakes and fried Twinkies. Spring Creek High School food students researched and wrote this...

Aviation association hoping to grow membership

Members of the Goldsboro-Wayne Aviation Association were treated last week to a speech from Nichole Malachowski, the first female pilot to fly with the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force's demonstration squadron. Mrs. Malachowski spoke to the group of aviation...