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Spivey's Corner Noisy Again

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SPIVEY'S CORNER — If you find loud noises offensive, Spivey'sCorner wasn't the place for you this weekend. This tiny Sampson County town wasthe scene once again of the National Hollerin' Contest -- the 29th to be exact.

The contestants attempted to wail and yell, whine and shout -- oh yes,and holler -- their way into the winner's circle.

Eighty-two-year-old Robey Morgan of Glendale showed just how powerfulan octagenarian's lungs can be. His virtuoso performance began with awail like a siren that gradually shifted into a rendition of "AmazingGrace."

It was Morgan's second time as champion. He also won in 1979.

Kathy Walker of Goldsboro took first place in the women's division with herproficient -- and ear-splitting -- hollering.

The event is staged annually by the Spivey's Corner Volunteer FireDepartment. Profits will go towards buying a new fire truck.

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