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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Keller is Boss Hog as pigs take over the park

A traditionally festive event began on something of a somber note Friday when cooks learned that two of the teams would be taking on the added challenge of cooking an extra hog at the third annual Pig in the...

Teen killed in Friday car crash

A 16-year-old teen was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday night after hitting a tree head-on near Dudley. Marco Antonio Nino, of Kinston, was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital at about 11:18 p.m., where he was later pronounced dead....

Dancing Stars announces final People's Choice winner

Another winner has been announced for Dancing Stars of Wayne County, as donations continue to trickle in for the March 24 education fundraiser. Dancers and instructors, as well as the cast and crew for the second annual gala event...

N.C. Pickle Festival set for April 28

The North Carolina Pickle Festival, easily Wayne County's most popular annual event, drawing in more than 35,000 people every year to a town with a population just short of 4,600, is making its 26th annual debut later this month....

Fire training in Fremont

More than 50 firefighters from Fremont, Pikeville, Nahunta, Belfast, Eureka, Little River, El-Roy, Goldsboro and Antioch fire departments spent most of the day Saturday at a live burn training exercise in Fremont. The training was designed to give the...

Up on the roof for a cause

On top of the Krispy Kreme roof, Goldsboro Police Department Investigator Dwayne Bevell holds the microphone so his son Jaden, 7, can welcome people to the Cop-on-Top event. Cop-on-Top  is a weekend fundraiser in which Bevell stays on top...

MOC students, alumni enjoy Springfest event together

Margie Caldwell leaned on her daughter, Shaylyn, while she kicked off her shoes to try the dry surf sensation challenge on Saturday afternoon at Mount Olive College. Shaylyn, a freshman majoring in criminal justice, was only able to stay...

LaGrange man jailed on federal drug charges

Erick James Speight, 31, of LaGrange Tuesday was sentenced in federal court in Greenville to more than nine years in prison on his plea of guilty to conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or...

Extension: County wheat crop should largely be OK after frost

Perhaps the most repeated question Cooperative Extension Service Director Kevin Johnson fielded Thursday morning during the 64th annual Junior Livestock Show and Sale dealt with wheat and not the pigs being shown. Farmer after farmer asked Johnson if he...

Council to discuss street work Monday

Six presentations are slated for the Goldsboro City Council's work session Monday at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Annex, including a follow-up from Planning Director Randy Guthrie on street resurfacing. Council members asked at the March 19 meeting...

Mount Olive College gives out five alumni awards

During its annual Alumni Awards event Saturday night, Mount Olive College recognized five people. * Brenda Edwards, former administrative assistant for the Office of Alumni Relations, was recognized as an "Honorary Alumnus" of the College. Edwards began working at...