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 2018-01-16 22:34 

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Bladen woman accused of embezzling more than $130,000...

A Bladen County woman is accused of stealing more than $130,000 from a Fayetteville eye doctor, according to an arrest warrant in the Cumberland County Magistrate's Office.Melody Harrelson Matthews, 55, of the 3000 block of U.S. 701 South in Clarkton,...

 2018-01-16 22:12 

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Doc: Trump healthy, did 'exceedingly well' on cognitive test...

The doctor said he had "absolutely no concerns" about Trump's cognitive abilities. He speculated that Trump requested the exam in an attempt to beat back the narrative of the past few weeks that he is mentally unfit for office....

 2018-01-16 21:53 

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How to keep pets safe in winter weather...

The arrival of cooler temperatures sparks various changes. Chilly air and precipitation can be dangerous, especially to pets that are unaccustomed to extreme changes in temperature.Pet owners may be well aware of the hazards of warm weather, including the...

 2018-01-16 21:52 

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Trump did 'exceedingly well' on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump requested that his first formal medical exam include a cognitive test and "did exceedingly well," receiving a score of 30 out of 30, the top White House doctor announced on Tuesday afternoon.Navy Rear Adm. Ronny...

 2018-01-16 21:48 

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Coats man killed in Buies Creek wreck...

LILLINGTON — A Coats man was killed Friday in a single-vehicle accident in Buies Creek, the Highway Patrol said.The wreck happened at 1:40 p.m. on Leslie Campbell Avenue near Anna Street, according to a report filed by Trooper D.E. Edwards.Nicholas ...

 2018-01-16 21:33 

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10th McCollum Ranch suspect surrenders...

Earlene Elizabeth Hayat, the last of 10 people wanted in connection to McCollum Ranch, surrendered to lawmen Tuesday morning.Hayat had been wanted in connection to an operation Cumberland County Sheriff's Office investigators say forced children to wo...

 2018-01-16 21:30 

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World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list...

An arm of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has received a petition from a fishing group asking that the Northwest Atlantic Ocean's leatherback sea turtles be listed as "threatened,"; but not endangered, under the Endangered S...

 2018-01-16 21:22 

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Latest closings and delays due to snow forecast...

SchoolsCumberland County Schools will be closed tomorrow for all students and staff. Primetime also will be closed.Northwood Temple Academy will be closed Wednesday.ChurchesRockfish Church in Raeford will be closed Wednesday.GovernmentMoore County Transpo...

 2018-01-16 20:17 

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Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants...

The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants....

 2018-01-16 20:07 

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Nearly 100,000 code violations in Fayetteville in less than 8 years...

In 2017, the city had more than 13,500 code violation investigations. Leaders believe sweeps will offer more efficient use of personnel....

 2018-01-16 19:31 

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Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'...

Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing. Many of them cried as they gave the initial testimonies Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 19:29 

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'Pooch Party' planned Saturday during Fayetteville Marksmen hockey game...

If you've ever wanted to take your four-legged best friend to a hockey game, plan on going to the Fayetteville Marksmen hockey team game Saturday at the Crown Coliseum.The party begins at 6 p.m.It's a Pooch Party, a news release said, and hockey f...

 2018-01-16 18:45 

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Single-vehicle crash near Red Springs kills woman...

LUMBERTON — A Robeson County woman was killed this morning in a single-vehicle wreck about a mile from her home, the Highway Patrol said.The crash happened at 7:25 a.m. on Mount Tabor Road, near McQueen Road, about three miles east of Red Springs, T...

 2018-01-16 18:27 

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Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating...

That's according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration....

 2018-01-16 18:08 

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Where are the best places to go sledding in Fayetteville?...

We need your help. We are compiling a list of the best locations to go sledding while there's snow around....

 2018-01-16 17:21 

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Police: Homeless man likely froze to death...

SALISBURY — Police believe a homeless man froze to death under a bridge in North Carolina.The Salisbury Post reports that a relative found 74-year-old Robert Clarence Doyle under a bridge early Sunday morning, when the temperature was in the teens.P...

 2018-01-16 17:09 

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VA says it won't study medical marijuana's effect on veterans...

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternativ...

 2018-01-16 16:48 

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Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered...

Trump has not clarified to aides what he said, but told reporters Sunday night in Florida that comments attributed to him "weren't made."...

 2018-01-16 16:46 

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How much snow can Fayetteville expect, and when?...

Sanford and Lee County are forecast for the most snow in the region, somewhere between 2 and 4 inches....

 2018-01-16 16:30 

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Parents arrested after children found chained in house...

The children, ages 2 to 29, "appeared to be malnourished and very dirty," according to a press release announcing Sunday's arrest of the parents. "The victims were provided with food and beverages after they claimed to be starving."...

 2018-01-16 16:30 

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Mom of malnourished children was 'perplexed' by police visit...

The children, ages 2 to 29, "appeared to be malnourished and very dirty," according to a press release announcing Sunday's arrest of the parents. "The victims were provided with food and beverages after they claimed to be starving."...

 2018-01-16 15:56 

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House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power...

Bannon last year had largely avoided the scrutiny of congressional investigators, who instead focused much of their energy on trying to secure interviews with top witnesses like Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn....

 2018-01-16 15:34 

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Officers in shooting incident identified...

LUMBERTON -- The Lumberton Police Department has identified the officers involved in a shooting incident Friday afternoon.Officer James Walters was shot after Officer Aaron Revels' service weapon accidentally discharged on Peterson Drive, off Fayettev...

 2018-01-16 14:32 

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Fayetteville man charged in human trafficking investigation...

A Fayetteville man has been charged in connection with a human trafficking investigation that began last March, the Fayetteville Police Department said Tuesday.Richard Lee Akins Jr., 54, of the 1100 block of Henderson Avenue, was arrested Thursday and cha...

 2018-01-16 14:21 

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'This is garbage': Durham Bulls unhappy with MLB's list of best baseball movies...

DURHAM -- The greatest baseball movie of all time might be something to debate.But not in Durham.So when Major League Baseball asked on Twitter for people's go-to baseball movie, then narrowed the results down to four, the Bulls and their fans were no...

 2018-01-16 14:15 

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Commissioners to consider zoning issues...

Cumberland County commissioners will consider two rezoning requests and recognize the library system for getting two awards at their meeting Tuesday.The county's Public Library & Information Center received the Public Relations/Promotional Project Awa...

 2018-01-16 14:14 

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2 injured in fire on Lido Street...

Two people were injured Monday in a fire that severely damaged a home in the Holly Springs neighborhood near E.E. Smith High School.The fire at 1904 Lido St. was reported about 8:40 p.m., according to a Fayetteville Fire Department news release.Heavy fire...

 2018-01-16 09:30 

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Need to know for Tuesday, Jan. 16...

1. ASOM exhibit: In conjunction with the movie "12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers," the Airborne & Special Operations Museum will display a special exhibit entitled "America's Response" featuring artifacts fr...

 2018-01-16 04:14 

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California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors...

PERRIS, Calif. — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though ...

 2018-01-16 03:29 

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Man shot multiple times behind Cook Out on Cliffdale Road...

A man with multiple gunshot wounds was found in a car Monday in the rear parking lot of a Fayetteville fast-food restaurant.Police were called about 7 p.m. to the Cook Out at 6903 Cliffdale Road, at Seventy-First School Road, where they found the man in t...

 2018-01-16 02:07 

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Trump tweets, plays golf on MLK Day...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African na...

 2018-01-16 00:51 

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Region may see snow on Wednesday...

Snow is possible in Fayetteville, along with the rest of central North Carolina, on Wednesday morning, a National Weather Service report said....

 2018-01-15 22:41 

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Fayetteville kids mark MLK holiday by giving blankets to the homeless...

A group of 25 kids on Monday offered a moment of kindness to the homeless men and women of Fayetteville.The youth from The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by giving about 35 pairs of socks and 35 blankets ...

 2018-01-15 22:33 

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Church members seek help for motorcycle victim...

PEMBROKE — The motorcycle accident on May 7 was just the beginning of Teresa Cummings' problems.Cummings, 47, of Robeson County, says the accident caused her to miss so much work that she lost her job as a manager at Robeson Health Care Corp.Wit...

 2018-01-15 21:40 

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Myron B. Pitts: Tractor-trailer full of mattresses, box springs headed to Fayetteville furniture nonprofit...

Cheri Smith is the energetic CEO and founder of Designing Station, a furniture bank where a struggling family can pay just $150 to furnish a home. As she likes to say, the same rule applies whether they have one person in the family or 10.But during a par...

 2018-01-15 21:12 

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Stanberry Street fire victim identified; cause remains unknown...

Fayetteville firefighters are still trying to determine what started a weekend fire that killed a woman who was identified Monday by police.The fire happened about 4:30 a.m. Saturday at 1908 Stanberry St. in the Holly Springs neighborhood near E.E. Smith ...

 2018-01-15 20:07 

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Church members seek help for motorcycle victim...

PEMBROKE — The motorcycle accident on May 7 was just the beginning of Teresa Cummings' problems.Cummings, 47, of Robeson County, says the accident caused her to miss so much work that she lost her job as a manager at Robeson Health Care Corp.Wit...

 2018-01-15 19:19 

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Snow possible Wednesday...

Snow is possible in Fayetteville, along with the rest of central North Carolina, on Wednesday morning, a National Weather Service report said.The snow, which may be mixed with rain, could continue into the afternoon.The report said snowfall could range fr...

 2018-01-15 19:15 

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Governor calls for inclusiveness, diversity at MLK breakfast...

Gov. Roy Cooper quoted Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday in asking people to call attention to injustice.At the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Fayetteville Cumberland County Ministerial Council, Cooper talked about how Ki...

 2018-01-15 19:00 

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10 things you might not know about Martin Luther King Jr....

Today, Jan. 15, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.King is arguably one of the most famous Americans who ever lived, and many people could tell you a great deal about his life and accomplishments. But did you know these...

 2018-01-15 18:57 

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Booty and books: New evidence of pirates' interest in both...

RALEIGH (AP) — Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty.Researchers have discovered shreds of paper bearing legible printing that somehow survived t...

 2018-01-15 18:42 

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Police: 10-year-old shot in mishap, 14-year-old charged...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police are charging a 14-year-old with the accidentally shooting of 10-year-old boy in the stomach.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday the 14-year-old is charged with possession of a firearm by a minor.The ...

 2018-01-15 18:30 

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46...

Formed in Limerick, Ireland, The Cranberries became international stars in the 1990s with hits including "Zombie" and "Linger" that fused the alternative rock edge with poppy tunefulness....

 2018-01-15 17:30 

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Twin bombings in Baghdad kill 38, shatter post-IS calm...

The bombers targeted the bustling Tayran Square, in the heart of the capital, setting off their explosive vests among laborers and street vendors during the morning rush hour....

 2018-01-15 17:22 

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Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react...

HONOLULU (AP) — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Hon...

 2018-01-15 16:40 

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Woman dies after fire on casino boat off Florida's coast...

A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that erupted in flames off Florida's Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger....

 2018-01-15 15:22 

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Police: Woman killed her children, died jumping onto highway...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Detectives say a North Carolina woman killed her two children and then jumped off a bridge onto an interstate highway to kill herself.The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says they were called early Saturday evening aft...

 2018-01-15 15:01 

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Test Drive: 2018 Mazda CX-9...

Entry price: $32,130Price as tested: $45,555This week, we're driving the 2018 Mazda CX-9, a three row SUV delivered in top class Signature dress with all-wheel-drive (AWD). Although listed as a midsize SUV, you'll feel like you're driving a fu...

 2018-01-15 14:56 

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Cars We Remember: From Ford Model-T to Plymouth Fury, reader recalls his memorable cars...

Q: Greg, I really enjoy your articles on collectable cars each week in the newspapers and online here in upstate New York. I am attaching four photos of my older cars for you to view. The first is of a 1963 Plymouth Fury I once owned with a 361-V8 with 26...

 2018-01-15 14:31 

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Police: Officer's car hit by bullets after traffic stop...

TARBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police in eastern North Carolina say a hidden gunman shot at an officer as he was driving away from a brief traffic stop.The Tarboro police department said Sunday that the officer found bullet holes in his cruiser after hearing ...

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