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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Dwayne Dail story

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Dwayne Allen Dail hugs his attorney Chris Mumma Tuesday at the Wayne County Courthouse in Goldsboro after his conviction was set aside by Wayne County Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks Jr. Dail, falsely jailed for 18 years...

Dail has always said he was not guilty

Dwayne Allen Dail always said he was innocent. He always said he was not the man who raped a 12-year-old girl in September 1987. And his family believed him. They knew the man they loved could not be guilty of...

Ex-prosecutor says he had no choice but to proceed in case

Former Wayne County assistant district attorney Don Strickland knows the role he played in Dwayne Allen Dail's rape conviction 18 years ago. He knows that he is at least in part responsible for the years Dail lost in prison. And...

A search for evidence long-though-destroyed cleared Dail

Dwayne Allen Dail is a free man -- in part because of the Goldsboro Police Department. Several weeks ago, Chris Mumma of the Innocence Project contacted the police department for some help for her client. She wanted to know if...

Vickory got the call that the DNA did not match Dail's

Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickory has helped make sure one man will not spend his life in jail for a crime he did not commit. Now he has to find the man who raped a 12-year-old girl nearly 20...

SJAFB airmen deploy today

Pamela Berg is going to miss "feeling like a woman" for the next few months. There is no place for makeup or civilian clothing in the desert, the 20-year-old said. "I'll miss the freedom to be a woman," the airman...

Public records

Suspect drug offender caught after foot chase A man, who fled Wayne County sheriff's deputies on foot, was arrested Monday. Coleco Taylor Best, 24, of Arrington Bridge Road, was wanted by the state on charges of possession with intent to...

Wayne Commissioners' town hall meeting not well attended

Disappointed by another low turnout Tuesday evening, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners pledged to keep trying. Holding the second of six town hall style meetings, this time at Goldsboro High School, county officials once again made up the vast...

RHS's Best takes home top teacher district title

Cathy Best, a business education teacher at Rosewood High School, could hardly believe it when she was named "Teacher of the Year" for her school and then the finalist for the high school level. "I kept saying, 'Why are they...

Residents gather to share their views on trash, traffic

Neighbors around Elm Street gathered Tuesday night to tell officials a few things -- not liking garbage on Goldsboro's city streets among them -- as another city-sponsored neighborhood meeting was held. "Everywhere you go there is trash," said Hilde Holloman...