Safer living:

City will get $2.9M

to remove lead paint in housing

GREENSBORO — The city will receive $2.9 million from the federal government to get lead paint and other safety hazards out of local homes.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the grant Tuesday. It will pay to remove lead paint from 165 low-income housing units in the city.

The city will work on the project with the Greensboro Housing Coalition.

Greensboro is the only city in North Carolina to get such a grant.


City’s deputy police chief 1 of 3 weighed for Fayetteville post

FAYETTEVILLE — Gina Hawkins will be this city’s new police chief, city officials announced Tuesday.

They picked Hawkins, 49, the deputy chief of the department in Clayton County, Ga.. over two other finalists, including the deputy chief of the Greensboro Police Department,James Hinson Jr. Hinson, 49, joined the Greensboro police force in 1991. He is the patrol bureau commander.

The other candidate, Anthony Kelly, 49, has acted as Fayetteville’s interim chief after the last chief retired.


N.C. A&T student, other driver die in wreck in Alamance

An N.C. A&T student was killed in a collision on Interstate 40/85 in Alamance County early Tuesday.

Destiny Lajoy Jones, 22, of Gastonia died when her vehicle was hit about 1:30 a.m. by a vehicle driven by Joshua Michael Lamm, 24, of 2632 Ashewood Drive, Snow Camp, the Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Jones was a rising senior at A&T majoring in sports science and fitness.

Troopers said Lamm made a U-turn and drove eastbound in the westbound lane before hitting Jones.

Both drivers, who were not wearing seat belts, died from their injuries. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor, troopers said.


Greensboro man sought

in fatal shooting nabbed in Tenn.

GREENSBORO — A Greensboro man wanted in a fatal shooting Monday at Ray Warren Homes was arrested Tuesday morning in Tennessee.

Adrian Lamont Hickman, 34, of 1236 Woodbriar Drive is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, Greensboro police said in a news release.

The charges stem from a shooting at the apartment complex at 901 Benjamin Benson St. that killed 36-year-old Charles Edward Smith Jr. and injured 28-year-old Yolanda Michelle Rogers.

Records show that Hickman’s criminal history includes pending charges of assault by strangulation, assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon and communicating threats.

He is in the Knox County jail awaiting extradition.

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— Staff Reports

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