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Friday, February 3, 2006

Country Day Road wreck

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro police assess the damage left by a one-car wreck that left one Goldsboro man dead Thursday afternoon. Witnesses said the burgundy SUV swerved across Country Day Road and rolled three or four times, crashing through a...

Greenwood student released from Pitt

The Greenwood Middle School student hospitalized and in a coma after being struck by a vehicle in the school's crosswalk in November is now home, school officials said this morning. Eighth-grader Carson Thomas, 13, was released from Pitt Memorial Hospital...

SUV flips, killing driver

A Goldsboro man was killed Thursday afternoon when his sport utility vehicle ran off Country Day Road, tore a utility pole in half and crashed through a brick wall. David Howard Higgs, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene. Todd...

Man charged with second DUI in four days

A Wayne County man has been arrested twice in less than five days and charged with driving while impaired. The car that he was driving was seized both times. The two recent DWI charges were at least the third and...

Annual Relay for Life fund drive begins

When Donald Mercer fought lung cancer and won, he thought the worst was over. But it wasn't. He would go on to battle both colon and prostate cancer. Now, a survivor several times over, he is joining forces with other...

Past court case gets defendant shorter jail time

A 43-year-old man who had been sentenced this week to more than 12 years in prison got a reduced sentence a day later in Wayne County Superior Court. Thanks to his court-appointed lawyer, the sentence was slashed to 120 days....

Public records

20-year sentence A 32-year-old Goldsboro man has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree rape. David Robinson of Third Street had been charged with the first-degree rape of a child under the age...

Clarification

A Thursday story about the Lighthouse of Wayne County temporarily closing its safehouse incorrectly said a $100,000 grant was being made to the organization by the county. The grant is being made by the city of Goldsboro....