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Friday, September 28, 2012

Getting the fair's entries in line

A woman sets an unusual-looking plant down in front of Rachel Rawls. Intrigued by the odd-looking specimen, Mrs. Rawls begins examining it from all sides. She rubs one of the leaves, which releases a foul odor, one Mrs. Rawls won't...

A pig and a poke: 4-Hers do best at Market Hog Show

Gideon Linton stomped and scowled. Sarah Scott starting crying. The 6- and 7-year-olds had only been in the ring for a few minutes, but they were losing control. Their pigs were taking over. But the novice showmen were not the...

Thursday fair winners

Best of Shows * Food conservation: Julie Hales, Goldsboro * Prepared food: Virginia Tarcani, Goldsboro * Apparel and Textile: Marisa Linton, Grantham * Needlework: Rebecca Sutton, LaGrange * Crafts: Bruce Greene, Smithfield * Art: Lewis Braswell, Goldsboro * Photography: Cathy...

Police cruiser hit during funeral procession

A Goldsboro police officer was escorting a funeral procession south along U.S. 117 Thursday, when his cruiser was struck by another driver. Officer Michael Machamer, 33, was hit about 1:15 p.m. as he entered the intersection of U.S. 117...

McLaurin murder suspects have first appearance

A first appearance was held in Wayne County Superior Court Monday for all four suspects charged in the murder of Kennedy McLaurin Jr. Leonard Joyner, Jerome Butts, Kevin Smith and Curtis Etheredge each appeared via video conference from Wayne County...

Funds aimed at fixing Dudley street

Wayne County has been awarded a $500,000 N.C. Catalyst Community Development Block Grant that will be used to help revitalize the Love Drive area of Dudley. The county will provide a $30,000 local match. The project will include housing rehabilitation...

Driver OK after George Street accident

The driver of a Ford Explorer lost control of her vehicle on George Street at 8 p.m. Thursday, and crashed into a roadside ditch. Patricia Wilson Newkirk, 59, 1706 Laura Street, told emergency responders that she fell asleep at...