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Monday, September 25, 2006

100 years and counting

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Lila Fagan, 103, admires the rose she was given as a gift during a celebration at Alterra Sterling House for some of Wayne County's centenarians. Of the four women honored, one was 106, Mrs. Fagan was 103...

Deputies rescue boy from rooftop

Wayne County Sheriff's Office SWAT unit pulled a 4-year-old child off the roof of a storage building on a farm off U.S. 70 near Goldsboro Saturday to end a standoff with the child's father. Johnston County officials would only identify...

Sharing memories across 100 years

Mildred Newman still gets lost in the music every time her fingers caress the soft ivory keys of her black piano. Her hands have aged some since her first lesson. The notes on the page seem smaller than they used...

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair will open gates this Thursday

In a few days, the sounds, sights and smells of the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair return to the fairgrounds. Gates open at 4 p.m. Thursday. Livestock weigh-ins will begin Wednesday. This year, Powers Great American Midways will run 48 rides...

Woman found with marijuana at courthouse

A Pikeville woman found out the hard way Thursday that it's not OK to bring drugs into the Wayne County Courthouse. Tosha Casey Santos, 27, of Cougar Lane, faces charges of possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and...

Neighbors will have chance to talk to city

Neighbors will get another chance to voice their concerns Tuesday as city officials host one of the last neighborhood meetings of the year on the front lawn of Meadow Lane Elementary School. Gang activity, graffiti, children roaming the streets late...

Meeting will eye businesses' flood concerns

Business owners in the Barnyard Shopping Center will get a chance to talk to the committee charged with planning a new Stoney Creek Park tonight. The meeting comes after heavy rains caused flooding along Ash Street and in the shopping...

Soldier's Steelers dream comes true in Washington

Derek Drew, an Army staff sergeant with family ties in Goldsboro, has fulfilled his dream of meeting his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, his mother said. Drew was hospitalized for several months at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C....

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Someone passed a counterfeit $100 bill at Handy Mart, 6024 U.S. Hwy. 70 East, LaGrange. *Someone broke the glass out of side window in the showroom, causing $300 in damage, at...

Girl Scouts hold blanket drive

The Girl Scouts Council of Coastal Carolina is taking part in the second annual community service project called "blanket the community" by donating new or and clean, gently-used blankets to benefit local women's shelters, homeless shelters, foster homes, children's hospitals,...