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 2018-06-20 03:44 

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Councilman Wright critical of number of black workers on baseball stadium...

Of 123 workers on Fayetteville's baseball stadium construction project, 19 are black. Councilman Larry Wright wants that number to be higher....

 2018-06-20 03:30 

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Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government had hoped to make pot legal by July 1, but the government has said provincial and territorial governments will need eight to 12 weeks following Senate passage and royal assent to prepare for retail sales....

 2018-06-20 02:31 

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Halting South Korea-US drills risks weakening North Korea deterrence...

The cancellation, abruptly decided by President Donald Trump at his summit last week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was formally announced by the Pentagon on Monday....

 2018-06-20 02:22 

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Judge David Hasty files for reelection...

Cumberland County District Court Judge David Hasty of Fayetteville filed for reelection on Tuesday.He is the only candidate to file on Tuesday for a Cumberland County judicial seat. Ten candidates filed on Monday, which was the first day of the filing per...

 2018-06-20 01:46 

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1 Sanford man sentenced, another pleads guilty in federal court...

GREENSBORO — One Sanford man was sentenced to prison while another pleaded guilty to a weapons charged in unrelated cases heard in federal court this week, according to a release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North ...

 2018-06-20 01:35 

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London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast...

British Transport Police said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism....

 2018-06-20 00:45 

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Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council...

Nikki Haley, Trump's envoy to the U.N., said the U.S. had given the human rights body "opportunity after opportunity" to make changes....

 2018-06-19 23:17 

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Red Springs barn fire kills 8 horses; 8 others survive...

RED SPRINGS — Eight horses housed in a Robeson County barn died Sunday when the barn caught fire.Another eight were rescued at the Heritage Park Training Facility on Jockey Lane, off Mount Zion Church Road. The fire was reported at 9:41 p.m., said C...

 2018-06-19 23:01 

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US officials likely lost track of nearly 6,000 migrant children...

The new estimate comes as backlash widens over President Donald Trump's' decision to separate parents and children...

 2018-06-19 22:38 

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Handcuffed man who escaped Fayetteville police captured...

A handcuffed man who escaped from a Fayetteville police officer this morning is back in custody.Matavious Ahmad Tyson, 23, was found just before 4 p.m. along Murchison Road, a police release said, and tried, unsuccessfully, to flee again.Tyson escaped abo...

 2018-06-19 22:32 

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Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows power of food wording...

If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called?...

 2018-06-19 22:21 

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Bill Kirby Jr.: 'Maz to Yaz to Amazin' a nostalgic look at baseball in the 1960s...

Baseball, if you will, has been in his blood since boyhood, listening to those radio broadcasts of his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates along with his father.He lived the game. He breathed the sport."I have loved baseball since my dad introduced me to the g...

 2018-06-19 21:45 

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Cooper sending guard members home in response to family separations...

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper says he's bringing home the three North Carolina National Guard members currently working at the U.S.-Mexico border because of the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families.C...

 2018-06-19 21:43 

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Missing Moore County couple found safe...

A Silver Alert issued Tuesday for a Moore County couple who had not been since leaving FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital has been canceled, according to the Moore County Sheriff's Office.Clyde Hobert Hussey, 86, and Annie Carolyn Hussey, 76, were lo...

 2018-06-19 21:30 

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Mobile home park residents face eviction...

SPRING LAKE — Home for Darryl Thomas is a trailer in a dilapidated mobile home park off West Manchester Road.Thomas isn't sure where he'll call home in a week and half.Thomas and other residents in the Garden Grove Mobile Home Park recently ...

 2018-06-19 21:06 

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New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border — but with parents...

Republicans frantically search for ways to end President Trump's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings...

 2018-06-19 20:30 

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Helicopter burned at Highway Patrol Training Facility...

RALEIGH — Authorities are investigating after a helicopter crashed at the Highway Patrol Training Facility on Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh.Sgt. Michael Baker with the Highway Patrol said the helicopter was attempting to take off from the facility at...

 2018-06-19 19:55 

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Silver Alert issued for Moore County husband, wife...

A Silver Alert has been issued for a Moore County couple last seen leaving FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital early today, according to the Moore County Sheriff's Office and the N.C. Center for Missing Persons.Clyde Hobert Hussey, 86, and Annie Carol...

 2018-06-19 19:34 

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Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of U.S. adults light up...

New figures show there are still more than 30 million adult smokers in the U.S....

 2018-06-19 19:32 

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Why Warner Bros. wants to snuff out Harry Potter fan festivals...

Company says it's necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity...

 2018-06-19 19:05 

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Hope Mills man killed in single-vehicle crash on Muscat Road...

A Hope Mills man died Monday after a single-vehicle crash on Muscat Road in Cumberland County, the Highway Patrol said.The wreck happened at 7:11 p.m. about two miles southwest of Hope Mills near Fairhaven Trail, according to a report filed by Trooper K.A...

 2018-06-19 18:57 

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Woman cited at North Carolina airport for breaking window...

CHARLOTTE — Police in North Carolina say they cited a woman who broke a window after becoming upset over a flight being cancelled.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said 24-year-old Kathy Irene Albright broke the window near a valet parking station at Cha...

 2018-06-19 18:45 

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Verizon to end location data sales to brokers: What it means for customers...

Location data makes it possible to identify the whereabouts of nearly any phone in the U.S. within seconds. The business practice has drawn criticism for endangering the privacy of customers....

 2018-06-19 18:42 

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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy...

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred.Today, he has recovered his identity — and was being reunited with his twin brother in Normandy,...

 2018-06-19 18:30 

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In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China...

Stock markets shrink on news of impending trade war...

 2018-06-19 17:30 

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Are suicides really preventable? Research provides clues...

Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in this country. The big issues that often arise are, what can we do to predict it and prevent it?...

 2018-06-19 17:16 

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Police look for suspect who attacked woman in break-in...

Stanly — Police in Stanley are looking for a man accused of trying to pull a woman from a home during a break-in.The incident occurred at 9 a.m. on the 700 block of Murphy Street, where a woman and her boyfriend were inside. The woman fought off the...

 2018-06-19 16:42 

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Smith named director of Cumberland County Animal Control...

The new director of Cumberland County Animal Control is a department veteran.Elaine B. Smith, an enforcement supervisor with the department, will take over as director on June 25, the county said in a news release. She replaces Dr. John Lauby, who left th...

 2018-06-19 16:30 

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As outrage builds over border policy, Trump, GOP set meeting...

Meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes as lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over the administration's "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings...

 2018-06-19 15:42 

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Vet warns about fatal parasite, urges precaution for dog owners...

Dixie was a dog that didn't have to die. A lethal parasite has been discovered in area canines by a local veterinarian, and its presence is troubling for animal doctors and pet owners. Dr. Michelle Cox, veterinarian and founder of Island Pet Veterinar...

 2018-06-19 15:25 

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Poll: What do you think of the border separation policy?...

The Trump administration, in cracking down on illegal immigration, has begun separating immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border.What do you think of the policy? Take our poll:[gh:script](function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByT...

 2018-06-19 15:04 

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Police search for suspects in rapper XXXTentacion slaying...

Rising star, 20, was fatally shot in the driver's seat of a luxury electric sportscar Monday night...

 2018-06-19 15:02 

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Diploma taken away from NC student for wearing military cord to graduation...

BLADEN COUNTY. — A North Carolina mother said her son's diploma was taken away from him after he wore a cord symbolizing military enlistment at graduation.West Bladen High School makes it clear they have strict rules for the official graduation ...

 2018-06-19 15:01 

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Ex-North Carolina DA convicted of hiring fellow DA's wife...

RALEIGH — A former prosecutor in North Carolina has been convicted of providing a no-show job for a colleague's wife.News outlets reported a jury convicted former Person and Caswell County District Attorney Wallace Bradsher on Monday of obtainin...

 2018-06-19 13:38 

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Hey kids, Fayetteville's splash pads are now open late...

Fayetteville's splash pads will stay open until 8 p.m. during the heat wave this week that will have temperatures soaring to near 100 degrees.Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation says the splash pads usually close at 6 p.m.The hours will be 10 a...

 2018-06-19 13:23 

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Handcuffed felon escapes Fayetteville police in downtown...

A handcuffed man escaped from a Fayetteville police officer around 3 a.m. this morning outside the Cumberland County Detention Center in downtown.Martavious Ahmad Tyson, 23, was pulled over in the Pamalee Drive area, according to the Police Department. Du...

 2018-06-19 12:59 

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3 people die after being pulled from North Carolina pool...

DURHAM— Three people have died after they were pulled from a swimming pool in North Carolina. Durham police spokesman Wil Glenn told news outlets that officers were called to an apartment complex swimming pool around 3 a.m. Tuesday.Officers pulled t...

 2018-06-19 12:09 

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1 killed in single-vehicle wreck in Sampson County...

CLINTON —One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday in Sampson County, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.The wreck happened about noon on N.C. 411 near Lundy Road, about 4 miles northwest of Harrells, a spokeswoman said.No other information w...

 2018-06-19 12:09 

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1 injured in shooting after party in Robeson County...

LUMBERTON — A Rowland man was shot early Sunday after a party ended in a fight, according to a news release from the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.The man was not identified, but his injury is not life-threatening, the release said.Deputies we...

 2018-06-19 12:08 

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Trees downed, roof torn off mobile home during severe storm in Robeson County...

LUMBERTON — Several trees were downed and a roof peeled off a mobile home as a severe thunderstorm rumbled through Robeson County this afternoon.The storm moved through the county about 5:05 p.m., said Terry Lebo, a meteorologist with the National W...

 2018-06-19 12:08 

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Warrants issued for second suspect in theft of Fayetteville rental checks...

Warrants have been issued for a second Florida man accused of stealing more than $67,000 in rental payments from the drop slots in the offices of Fayetteville apartment complexes.Duanis Rodriguez-Rodriguez, 32, of Miami, is wanted on 128 counts of larceny...

 2018-06-19 12:08 

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Summer to start with sizzling temperatures...

It's only fitting that temperatures in Fayetteville and much of the Cape Fear region should begin to sizzle as the first day of summer is Thursday.How hot is it going to get this week?Pretty darn hot, said Mike Strickler, a meteorologist with the Nati...

 2018-06-19 09:31 

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Need to know for Tuesday, June 19...

1. Diaper Bank: The Partnership for Children of Cumberland County is partnering with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina to bring free diapers to families with young children. Registration is open for the July 14 Truckload of Hope program for families in ne...

 2018-06-19 03:07 

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Hope Mills moves closer to term changes for mayor, commissioners...

HOPE MILLS - The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners moved closer Monday night to asking voters to change the terms of the mayor and commissioners from two to four years.After a public hearing, the board voted 4-0 to instruct Dan Hartzog Jr., the town attor...

 2018-06-19 02:55 

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Commissioners vote 4-3 for dam repair project...

Cumberland County commissioners narrowly approved a request Monday by residents of a neighborhood in the southern part of the county to repair a dam through a watershed improvement project.A "special assessment" on properties in the Mount Vernon E...

 2018-06-19 00:52 

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District Court Judge Olivera challenges incumbent Superior Court judges Ammons and Tally...

Ten candidates filed for Cumberland County District Court and Superior Court judge seats on Monday....

 2018-06-19 00:49 

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Myron B. Pitts: Kickball is more than a game at J.S. Spivey...

Christina Cromartie wants to give kids an outlet to stay out of trouble...

 2018-06-19 00:30 

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Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row...

In her fourth term at the helm of Europe's largest economy, Merkel made it clear that she has no intention of being pushed around after an internal power struggle over immigration escalated into a threat to her government....

 2018-06-18 23:33 

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Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election...

Ivan Duque, a law-and-order disciple of a powerful former president, won Sunday's vote with a commanding 12-point lead over rival Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and ex-Bogota mayor....

 2018-06-18 23:14 

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AMC Marketfair 15 to receive $2.4M in renovations...

AMC Marketfair 15 in the Marketfair shopping center complex will be undergoing more than $2.4 million in renovations over the summer, according to the city of Fayetteville's building permit report.The project, which will be done in phases, is expected...

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