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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

House fire in Princeton

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Julia Odom, 88, died Monday night during a fire at her home on the corner of East Third and Pierce streets in Princeton. For more information see Woman, 88, dies in Monday blaze....

Woman, 88, dies in Monday blaze

PRINCETON -- An 88-year-old Princeton woman died Monday night in a fire at her home at the corner of East Third and Pierce streets. Julia Odom, who lived alone, was visiting her sister, Esther Sasser, who lived next door, when...

No word yet on location for shelter

Wayne County officials have money budgeted for the construction of a new animal shelter. They almost have a design ready for the building. And now the county has a pledge of an additional $200,000 in private donations for the project....

Conditions top list in southern Wayne

School conditions were the topic of conversation Monday as the fourth in a series of six public meetings designed to help set the facilities future for Wayne County schools headed to the southern end of the county. More than 100...

The facts behind the facilities plan

Here is the background information provided from Wayne County Public Schools about schools in the Southern Wayne district of the county, presented to those attending Monday night's public forum with the master facilities plan committee to discuss construction needs. It...

4 men charged with string of break-ins

Wayne County Sheriff's Office officials nabbed four suspects allegedly responsible for more than a dozen break-ins in the Nahunta and Patetown areas. Brandon Ashley Sullivan, 19, of N.C. Highway 581, Fremont; Matthew Lavonne Brantley, 18, of Old Moye Road, Fremont;...

Officials say no way to stop flooding

No amount of engineering can prevent a hurricane from flooding Stoney Creek and its surrounding areas, city officials told residents and business owners Monday. Even so, officials said efforts to construct a pond in the flood plain and put the...

Wayne County business communities loses two leaders

Wayne County lost two of its long-time business leaders over the weekend, with the deaths of Neal Seegars and Banks McNairy. Seegars, 86, died Sunday at Wake Memorial Hospital. McNairy, 78, died Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Seegars, a...

4 men charged with string of break-ins

By LEE WILLIAMS News-Argus Staff Writer Wayne County Sheriff's Office officials nabbed four suspects allegedly responsible for more than a dozen break-ins in the Nahunta and Patetown areas. Brandon Ashley Sullivan, 19, of N.C. Highway 581, Fremont; Matthew Lavonne Brantley,...

Public records

Scam artist sought Tina Michelle Newsome, 26, Echo Drive, LaGrange, has been identified by Wayne County Sheriff's officials as the woman who allegedly has been conning local residents out of money using a "sob story." Authorities say Newsome, who uses...

County seniors can travel to see fall color

Wayne County Services on Aging is inviting seniors to sign up for the three-night Autumn Mountain Escape next month. The trip, scheduled for Oct. 25-28, is for three nights of lodging at the Cherokee Indian Village and Museum for $405...