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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pie-off: Bakers wait anxiously as judges try their creations

DUDLEY -- As contestants brought in their pies and then sat patiently waiting as the judges carefully evaluated each one Tuesday afternoon, it was hard to tell who was sweating more -- the pies or their creators. With temperatures climbing...

EMS payroll error concern goes on

Wayne County Emergency Medical Services employees Tuesday morning warned county commissioners that ongoing problems with a new payroll system that overpays some and underpays others have reached a "critical" stage and are affecting customer service, public safety, other departments and...

Murder suspect in court

A man charged with killing his sister last summer was inside a Wayne County courtroom this morning, as Superior Court Judge Arnold Jones set a date for a hearing that will determine whether, if convicted, he would face the death...

Testing livestock skills at the fair

Students from local counties competed in the Livestock Skillathon held in the Livestock Arena during the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair early Tuesday afternoon. The event tested each individual on basic agricultural knowledge, including farm equipment and animal identification....

Third-party candidate makes fair stop

Most people attending the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Tuesday probably didn't realize it, but they were sharing the space with a presidential candidate. Running as a certified write-in candidate for the Constitution Party, Virgil Goode, a former six-term congressman...

Testing spelling skills at the fair

Students in grades five through 12 competed for a $50 prize during a spelling bee held in the Entertainment Arena during the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair late Tuesday afternoon....

Updated Move Over law into effect for roadside utility and maintenance crews

A new version of the law that requires motorists to change lanes or slow down to avoid emergency and law enforcement vehicles went into effect Monday. It now includes roadside utility and maintenance crews bearing flashing amber lights. Beginning...

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair winners, Tuesday, Oct. 2

Salute to Senior Citizens Youngest grandparent -- Eloise Briley, Goldsboro Most children -- Mary Lewis, Four Oaks Most recent grandparent -- Edith Sasser, Mount Olive Most grandchildren -- Demetrius and Ludie Raynor, Four Oaks Most great-grandchildren -- Sarah Head, Mount...

Mount Olive delays action on Internet cafes

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town commissioners Monday night appeared more comfortable with a scaled-back proposal for establishing the town's first set of rules regulating Internet cafes, or electronic gaming operations. However, for the second time in as many months, the...

Seniors show off talents at fair Tuesday

From Anne Murray to gospel to show tunes, this year's Salute to Senior Citizens contest at the county fair was all about music. The four contestants all sang songs for their talent. Sherry Aycock took home first place with...