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01/30/14 — Wheeeee: Wayne County takes to the hills

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Wheeeee: Wayne County takes to the hills

By Josh Ellerbrock
Published in News on January 30, 2014 1:46 PM

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Bryan Hancock, on sled, and Ben Johnson, barely seen behind him, give their dog, Roy (who is a girl), a ride on a sled Wednesday afternoon down a driveway on Ridgewood Drive. Hundreds of Wayne County and Goldsboro residents spent the day sledding and playing in the snow -- a rare sport for folks living in eastern North Carolina.

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Amanda Gray, 10, of Goldsboro, holds on tight as she sleds down the snow-covered hill at the overpass of North Spence and N.C. 70.

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Sebastian Jackson tries out his duck-hunting kayak as a potential sled as his father, Craig Jackson, pulls him in a Mule in Mount Olive Wednesday afternoon.

Like many Wayne County residents, Wednesday was a snow day for the Yelvertons in Eureka. And also like many Wayne County residents, they had to improvise when it came to playing in the rarely seen white stuff. "I called...

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