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 2018-08-16 13:34 

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UPDATE: Train that was stopped downtown moving...

A train two miles long that was stuck on the tracks due to mechanical failure has been repaired and is moving out of the area, a CSX news release said. The train was blocking the intersections of Blount, Rankin, Russell, Franklin, Moore, Chance, Ramsey an...

 2018-08-16 12:01 

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A train two miles long is stuck on the tracks due to mechanical failure, a CSX news release said.The train is block the intersections of Blount, Rankin, Russell, Franklin, Moore, Chance, Ramsey and Hay Streets as well as State Route 210 and Cumberland Roa...

 2018-08-16 12:01 

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2-mile long train stuck on tracks near downtown Fayetteville...

A train two miles long is stuck on the tracks due to mechanical failure, a CSX news release said.The train is block the intersections of Blount, Rankin, Russell, Franklin, Moore, Chance, Ramsey and Hay Streets as well as State Route 210 and Cumberland Roa...

 2018-08-16 12:00 

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Woman who served time for abusing baby now charged in death...

RALEIGH — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted a woman who served time for abusing an infant and is now charged with murder after the baby's death.WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports a Wake County grand jury indicted 34-year-old Sharon Helen Hayes Mo...

 2018-08-16 11:53 

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Judge dismisses lawsuits filed by Duke lacrosse accuser...

DURHAM — A North Carolina judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by the woman who gained attention for accusing a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a party.The Herald-Sun of Durham reports 40-year-old Crystal Mangum filed lawsui...

 2018-08-16 11:51 

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Panel to decide whether to move 3 NC Confederate monuments...

RALEIGH — A North Carolina committee tasked with deciding the fate of three prominent Confederate monuments now located at the State Capitol grounds will announce its plan next week.State officials said in a news release Wednesday that the Confedera...

 2018-08-16 09:31 

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Need to know for Thursday, Aug. 16...

1. Stepping Into Your GREATness: Jacqueline Howard, whose company is Moving On With Coaching, will present a free workshop for women on Aug. 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the East Regional Library, 4809 Clinton Road. Participants will learn the importance of emb...

 2018-08-16 01:29 

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Raeford man on run from federal lawmen arrested in Fayetteville...

A Raeford man who had been sought by federal lawmen since March was arrested Wednesday in Fayetteville, according to a release from the U.S. Marshal's Service.Delton Monroe, 33, was found hiding in a residence on Dairy Drive, which runs parallel to Ra...

 2018-08-16 01:19 

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Lawyers want to stop Chemours' communication with clients...

Lawyers representing residents who are suing Chemours over GenX contamination in their wells asked a federal judge this week to keep the company from communicating with their clients.Lawyers from the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll filed a mot...

 2018-08-16 01:06 

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Construction crew hits gas line at Raeford, Rayconda roads...

A construction crew working in the area of Raeford and Rayconda roads struck a natural gas line on Wednesday, resulting in a leak, the Fayetteville Fire/Emergency Management Department said.The leak was reported at 5:55 p.m. in a heavily traveled area of ...

 2018-08-15 23:20 

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Gas leak reported at Raeford, Rayconda roads; traffic being diverted...

Fayetteville firefighters are on the scene of a gas leak at Raeford and Rayconda roads. Traffic in the area is being rerouted and police are directing drivers through the area, according to Deputy Chief Hieu Sifford.No other information was immediately av...

 2018-08-15 22:21 

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Live Wire: What happened to the portable toilet at Garden Grove Mobile Home Park?...

Questions and answers of general interest and consumer topics....

 2018-08-15 21:17 

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Massey Hill Hardware closing after 68 years...

When Massey Hill Hardware opened, that part of Fayetteville was bustling as a post-World War II mill community.The last of the cotton and textile mills closed long ago, but the hardware store continued to serve the people of the Massey Hill neighborhood. ...

 2018-08-15 19:51 

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CDC: Over 100 measles cases this year in 21 states, including NC...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed over 100 cases of measles in the United States so far in 2018, and some of those were in North Carolina, WRAL reports.According to the CDC, 107 people in 21 states had the measles between Jan. ...

 2018-08-15 19:51 

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'Cindy' play gives children a theatrical outlet...

Cindy is moving up in the world.From the ghetto, to the 'hood, to the neighborhood ... and now to college.Cindy is the protagonist in an original play written by Joyce Malone and presented annually by young people in the Seabrook area.The musical, whi...

 2018-08-15 18:18 

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Could this constitutional amendment make abortion illegal in NC?...

RALEIGH -- This election, North Carolina voters will have the option of making six changes to the state constitution.One of them, commonly referred to as the "victims' rights" or "Marsy's Law" amendment, would add more protections ...

 2018-08-15 17:56 

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Fort Bragg families have thousands in school lunch debt...

No child goes hungry in a Fort Bragg school.That's a promise, officials said.But to keep that promise, the on-post school system footed a $32,000 bill last school year to cover families in arrears of the school lunch program.The revelation shocked som...

 2018-08-15 16:24 

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Man accused of shooting North Carolina Sheriff's deputy gets $2 million bond...

Kings Mountain — The man accused of shooting a deputy in the face appeared distracted and despondent in court Wednesday morning.Dakota Greene is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.Investigators say he shot a Clevela...

 2018-08-15 16:21 

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North Carolina deputies going to work after fatal shooting...

ABERDEEN— A North Carolina sheriff says four deputies placed on desk work after a fatal shooting will be returning to active duty.Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey told a news conference Tuesday that the decision follows an internal review which con...

 2018-08-15 13:29 

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Sex offender stripped of US citizenship, will be deported...

RALEIGH — A North Carolina man who federal authorities say sexually abused his stepdaughter has been stripped of his United States citizenship and will be deported to Ghana.The News & Observer cites a U.S. Justice Department statement that says Prem...

 2018-08-15 12:22 

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Suspect captured in shooting of North Carolina Sheriff's deputy...

Kings Mountain — A Cleveland County Sheriff's Office deputy was shot on U.S. 74 near Kings Mountain late Tuesday night and then airlifted by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, according to Sheriff Alan Norman. The incident happ...

 2018-08-15 12:18 

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Lawsuit accuses North Carolina school system of neglect...

WINSTON-SALEM — A lawsuit filed against a North Carolina school system and its board of education says an elementary school in need of repairs was discriminated against because of race.The Winston-Salem Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Monday agai...

 2018-08-15 12:17 

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Sheriff: Deputies fired at while investigating bear poaching...

HENDERSONVILLE — A North Carolina sheriff's office says investigators were fired upon while probing possible bear poaching.The Charlotte Observer reports 22-year-old Hunter Alan Wright, 21-year-old James Bradley Owen and Owen's father were a...

 2018-08-15 12:12 

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North Carolina father charged with murder in toddler's death...

ROCKY MOUNT — A North Carolina father has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old son.News outlets reported Tuesday that 23-year-old Kahlid Mohammed Whitehead was arrested and charged this week. A Rocky Mount Police Depa...

 2018-08-15 09:31 

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Need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 15...

1. Bright Ideas grants: Teachers may apply for grants from South River Electric Membership Corp., which expects to award $50,000 for classroom projects and materials through the Bright Ideas Grant Program. Teachers from K-12 public schools can apply for a...

 2018-08-15 07:01 

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Business Spotlight: Cape Fear Music Center seeks to enrich through music...

How did this business get started? Tony Harrison and Jeff Stone helped found Cape Fear Music Center in 2006. "Four partners initially started this company after the music company we previously worked for closed,'' Harrison said. "Our focus...

 2018-08-15 02:59 

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Cumberland schools get grant to hire more school resource officers...

Approximately 15 new sheriff's deputies are to be hired as school resource officers for the Cumberland County Schools thanks to nearly $1 million in state grant money, Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. said Tuesday evening.The grant has $499,995 for ...

 2018-08-15 02:48 

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Residents to EPA: "This is my home."...

Rusty Goins fought back tears as he told officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about his cancer and other health problems he believes were caused by GenX and other contaminants he had unknowingly been drinking for years.Goins, a former W...

 2018-08-15 00:57 

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UNC-Pembroke starts Health Sciences College...

PEMBROKE — A new College of Health Sciences is being established at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the university announced this week.Existing health-related undergraduate and graduate programs are being combined to form the new colle...

 2018-08-15 00:55 

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Chemours cutting off bottled water for hundreds of families...

Chemours will stop providing bottled water to residents whose wells have GenX levels below the state's current threshold for what's considered safe.The move means hundreds of families with lesser levels of contamination will have to start buying w...

 2018-08-15 00:13 

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EPA hears pleas to get tough on GenX, other contaminates...

State and local officials asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to take a stronger role in dealing with potentially harmful compounds such as GenX.EPA officials say they are working to develop tools to deal with per- and polyfluoroalkyl sub...

 2018-08-15 00:06 

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EPA should get tougher on GenX, speakers say...

State and local officials asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to take a stronger role in dealing with potentially harmful compounds such as GenX.EPA officials say they are working to develop tools to deal with per- and polyfluoroalkyl sub...

 2018-08-14 23:46 

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Shooter threat at Fayetteville City Hall causes panic...

A caller who threatened to open fire in Fayetteville's City Hall on Tuesday afternoon created a frenzied scene of fear and confusion on Hay Street. Fayetteville police swarmed into the downtown area around 3 p.m. after a city office received the threa...

 2018-08-14 23:39 

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Fayetteville man charged with sexual assault...

A Fayetteville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in May.Robert Louis Johnson Jr., 27, of the 6800 block of Woodmark Drive, was charged Sunday with second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense and kidnapping, a Fayetteville police arrest repor...

 2018-08-14 22:41 

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Kitchen fire sends resident to hospital, causes $50K damage...

One person was sent to the hospital early Tuesday following a residential fire in the Arran Hills neighborhood in west Fayetteville, according to the Fire Department.Firefighters arrived at the home on the 6400 block of Kincross Avenue around 3:39 a.m. Th...

 2018-08-14 22:30 

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Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal...

The West Virginia House of Delegates impeached four justices of the state Supreme Court on charges of extravagant spending and other misconduct, setting the stage for a Senate trial that could lead to their removal....

 2018-08-14 21:31 

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Live Wire: What happened to Bob & Sheree's Beer & Wine Shoppe?...

Questions and answers of general interest and consumer topics....

 2018-08-14 21:26 

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Report IDs more than 1,000 victims of Pa. priest abuse...

And senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday....

 2018-08-14 20:57 

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Fayetteville City Hall locked down following shooting threat...

Fayetteville police swarmed into the downtown area Tuesday afternoon after someone called and threatened to shoot up City Hall.City Hall and the nearby AIT building were locked down, and Hay Street and Ray Avenue were blocked as officers searched the area...

 2018-08-14 20:55 

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EPA asked to address GenX, other compounds...

State and local officials and representatives of environmental groups asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to take a stronger role in dealing with potentially harmful compounds such as GenX.The EPA held a forum on per- and polyfluoroalkyl ...

 2018-08-14 20:23 

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White House, The Latest: Omarosa has shown 'complete lack of integrity'...

WASHINGTON — The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local):3:35 p.m.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she cannot guarantee that President Donald Trump has never used a racial slur.Sanders said, &#...

 2018-08-14 19:48 

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National Guard troops train ahead of possible deployment...

A desolate, desert landscape has greeted thousands of North Carolina National Guard soldiers in recent days.The hardy vegetation and mountains looming on the horizon bring back memories of past deployments for some.But this is not Afghanistan. This is For...

 2018-08-14 19:30 

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ACLU: Federal agencies setting 'trap' to deport immigrants...

BOSTON — A civil rights group says federal immigration officials are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation "trap" at their required interviews.The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts say...

 2018-08-14 19:03 

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Red Springs man accused of sexual assault found naked in cornfield...

RED SPRINGS — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman Saturday in a cornfield south of Red Springs was found hiding naked among the stalks, police said.Carnell Morrison, 39, of Toni Jai Drive in Red Springs, was charged with first-degree rape, ...

 2018-08-14 18:35 

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North Carolina DMV announces more steps to tackle overload...

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is announcing more steps to address crowded driver license offices and long wait times.The changes, listed in a news release Tuesday, include sending staff to the busiest offices and having call centers ...

 2018-08-14 18:30 

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Nebraska executes first death row inmate since 1997...

State uses a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl...

 2018-08-14 17:28 

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Manafort's defense rests after calling no witnesses...

Closing arguments in the case are scheduled for Wednesday morning....

 2018-08-14 16:45 

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Police: Online love scam leads investigators to killing plot...

GARNER — Police say an online romance scam led them to the discovery that a North Carolina woman was plotting to kill her 88-year-old mother who she lived with.According to jail records, 65-year-old Roxanne Reed, of Garner, was arrested Sunday and c...

 2018-08-14 16:36 

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Sergeant charged with smuggling drugs into violent prison...

POLKTON — A correctional officer at one of North Carolina's most dangerous prisons is facing charges she smuggled drugs to inmates.State prison officials said the 34-year-old officer is charged with felony conspiracy to deliver marijuana and the...

 2018-08-14 16:30 

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US archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report...

Cardinal Donald Wuerl contends that he acted diligently to protect children while bishop of Pittsburgh for 18 years through 2006....

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