A local beauty queen made it to the top 15 in the Miss America pageant Saturday night.
Miss North Carolina Hailey Best of Goldsboro didn't take the crown, but did well in Las Vegas. Her service platform is the Live On Foundation which enables children in battered women's and homeless shelters, group homes and children's homes to participate in academic, athletic, and artistic programs.
Best is a high school graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and also attended Eastern Wayne High School.
Miss Wisconsin won last night's pageant.