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Greensboro man charged with cocaine possession

ROCKINGHAM, CO. — A man was arrested after deputies said they found cocaine in his vehicle after he tried avoiding a police checkpoint Sunday in Madison.

Colin Duane Bailey, 41, of Greensboro, allegedly had 10 crack cocaine rocks after being stopped by deputies and troopers.

Deputies they were conducting a license checkpoint on Ellisboro Road and Bailey tried turning around and fleeing the scene.

Authorities said he was stopped and searched shortly later. He was charged with felonious possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver crack cocaine.

Bailey was placed in the Rockingham County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond and had court planned Thursday.

No other information was released.

‘Hero’ dies saving two others from river near Madison

MADISON, N.C. — A 20-year-old man who died Thursday after jumping into the Dan River to save two swimmers who were washed over a dam is being remembered as a hero by those who knew him. 

Steven Sizemore, of Sandy Ridge, was swimming with a group of 6-8 people in the Dan River near Lindsay Bridge Road near Madison around 8 p.m.

Two people from the group — an 18-year-old and her 20-year-old boyfriend — were washed 40 feet over the dam after struggling to battle its current.

Sizemore jumped in the river attempted to push the struggling swimmers away from the hydraulics. 

“They were caught in this and he went in and somehow was able to free them,” said Rusty Gray, chief of the Madison Rescue Squad.

All three were eventually washed 100 yards downstream. Sizemore helped the struggling swimmers to shore, but then himself went underwater. 

Deputies investigate possible drowning near Mayodan

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are investigating a possible drowning after they say two people were washed over a dam on the Dan River in Rockingham County. 

According to Rusty Gray with the Madison Rescue Squad, three people were swimming in the river near Lindsey Bridge Road south of Mayodan when two of them were washed over the dam. 

A third person, who has been identified only as a 20-year-old man, jumped in the river in an attempt to rescue the two who were washed over, Gray said. 

When rescuers arrived around 7 p.m., Gray said witnesses were giving the 20-year-old CPR on the bank of the river. 

The 20-year-old was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, where his exact condition was not available. 

The two who had been washed over the dam were identified as a 17-year-old girl and a man of an unknown age.  They were both found by rescuers downstream. 

Jewelry stolen during Reidsville home break-in

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies are searching for whoever is responsible for stealing jewelry from an elderly woman’s home in Reidsville. 

In a news release, deputies said the break-in happened in the 800 block of Cunningham Mill Road between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday.

No other information was provided. 

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 634-3238 or Crimestoppers at 349-9683. 

Man dies in head-on crash near Reidsville

A man died in a head-on crash on U.S. 29 Business near Reidsville on Tuesday.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, David Louis Hunt, 21, was driving a 1994 Pontiac south on U.S. 29 Business around 6:30 a.m. when he crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Dodge Caravan head-on. A mother and her son were inside the van.

Hunt was killed in the accident.

The mother and son were taken to Moses Cone Hospital but are expected to make a full recovery.

According to GoDanRiver.com, the van caught fire as a result of the accident but witnesses were able to pull the mother and son from the vehicle.

No other information was made available.

Reported Ku Klux Klan gathering takes place in Eden

EDEN, N.C. — Members of the Ku Klux Klan apparently held a gathering at the site of a former Sonic Drive-In Tuesday evening in Eden.

The Greensboro News & Record reported that five Klan members dressed in white robes waved signs at the vacant lot at 104 E. Harris Place.

The paper reported that police notified property owner David Dude and the members left after being told they did not have permission to be there.

Dude said he does not know what the demonstration was about, what was on the signs or how long it lasted, the paper reported.

Read more: The Greensboro News & Record.

Missing miniature horse named ‘Spider-Man’ located in Reidsville

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Authorities in Rockingham County said a miniature horse reported stolen last week was found in a nearby pasture.

Cortney Paige Wall, 20, told deputies last week her dark-brown, white-speckled mini horse named “Spider-Man” went missing from a small pasture on her property at 5645 N.C. Highway 65 on Monday.

Deputies said the horse was found in a pasture adjacent to Wall’s property.

The horse was unharmed. No charges were filed.