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Friday, October 4, 2013

Shutdown hits Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, city coffers

The numbers are in, and for the vast majority of civilians who work on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base -- and many local hotels, restaurants, gas stations and bars -- they don't look promising. More than 70 percent of...

Cowboys and cowgirls

It seemed that neither 1-year-old Scott Massey nor Junebug the donkey knew what to make of the other during Thursday night's Open Pony and Mule Show at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Starting young is a Massey family tradition --...

Cyclists make stop in city during trek

Goldsboro got an economic shot in the arm Thursday in the form of nearly 1,200 bicyclists riding into the city for an overnight stay on the 15th annual Cycle North Carolina bicycle ride. The week long ride is held...

Nine hurt in morning bus crash

A Wayne County Public Schools bus driver will be cited for an unsafe movement violation after an early morning accident on U.S. 70 East that sent six Eastern Wayne High School students to the hospital. The driver and two passengers...

Teens show off tractor skills

Bragging rights were on the line Thursday afternoon as 13 teenagers stepped onto a Kubota tractor to show just how skilled they are with the most common piece of farm equipment at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. And as...

Ponies, mules, donkeys strut their stuff at fair show

Heather Smith has been coming to the Wayne County Agricultural Fair ever since she moved to the area nine years ago, but for her 5-year-old daughter, Nora, the sights and sounds are still pretty new. On Thursday, Nora held...

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair daily winners

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Daily Winners Thursday, Oct. 3 Talent Contest Vocal Solo 1st (6-8) -- Morgan Gurley, Eastern Wayne Middle 1st (9-12) -- Shanice Ruffin, Wayne Early Middle College Instrumental Solo 1st (6-8) -- Nathaniel Daniels, Spring Creek Middle...

Decades in horses

A quick look at the results of this year's Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair's horse show proves one thing very quickly -- the Head family knows its horses. It's been more than 50 years since Ross Head Sr. rode his...