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He was there and scared ... and so were his parents

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Jacob Sykes spent the better part of Monday afternoon assuring family and friends that he was OK. And he was -- at least physically. A freshman from Goldsboro, Sykes didn't hear the gunshots or take cover from...

Colleges prepared for emergency

It could have happened on any campus. So as local college officials watched the number of casualties from Monday morning's shooting at Virginia Tech climb, there was no collective sigh of relief among them -- no victory achieved in knowing...

Pikeville native, former News-Argus reporter wins Pulitzer

During much of his career, Wayne County native and former News-Argus reporter Gene Roberts worked as executive editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. During his time there, his staff won 17 Pulitzer Prizes. Monday, Roberts won his first one for writing....

Mount Olive residents to pay more for water

MOUNT OLIVE -- Utility bills for Mount Olive residents will increase from $52 a month to $54.50 beginning July 1, town officials said. The reason for the increase is a 20 percent increase in garbage collection fees charged to the...

Circus shows today at 4:30, 7:30

High winds could not stop the Cole Bros. Circus from performing Monday and today at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Under direction of ringmaster Chris Connors, the acts include extreme riders, bungee jumperss and a woman being shot out of a...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Danny Eugene McCullen reported someone stole his four-wheeler, valued at $4,200 from a home in the 100 block of Selah Church Road. *Soundra Brown reported someone stole her four-wheeler, valued at...