Woman is killed
in morning wreck
LUMBERTON — A Red Springs woman died Tuesday in a single-vehicle accident in which the vehicle came to rest on her.
The accident happened about 7:25 a.m. on Mount Tabor Road, said Trooper B.L. Bullard, of the state Highway Patrol. Misty Dawn Mullins, 33, of 4632 Mount Tabor Road, died in the accident.
Mullins was traveling east along Mount Tabor Road in a 2002 Jeep Liberty and ran off the right side of the road, Bullard said. She over-corrected, crossed the centerline and hit a ditch.
“She was ejected,” Bullard said, and added that alcohol was a factor.
The Jeep overturned, struck a tree and came to rest on her, the trooper said.
CLINTON — A Dunn woman has been charged with allegedly setting fire to a mobile home in Plain View earlier this month, according to Sampson County Sheriff’s investigators.
Jackie Lynn Gregory, 28, has been charged with second-degree arson, a felony offense. She
was served at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office recently and given $35,000 secured bond for the offense.
Damage to the burned mobile home was estimated at $8,000.
Two men charged
MAXTON — Two men were arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with a December shooting death.
Sikia Artis Jr., 24, and Daquanta Armond Dixon, 19, are charged in the death of David McLean, 58, according to information from Maxton police Chief Tammy Deese.
Artis was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary. He was given no bond.
Dixon was charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary. He was given no bond.
resigns her post
WHITEVIILE — Carla Hollis, who has served as the CEO of the Columbus Regional Healthcare system since March 2015, recently announced she will be leaving the post.
Hollis has accepted a position as CEO of a new behavioral hospital in Raleigh. Her resignation is effective March 7.
Carolinas HealthCare System, which provides the management team at Columbus Regional, is expected to name an interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found.
— From staff and wire reports.