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Missing, Murdered, Unsolved: Who killed Joshua McLean?

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) — On March 3, 2020, crime scene tape surrounded the parking lot of an apartment complex in Garner. Bullet holes were found in the side of a Ford Mustang and paramedics rushed Joshua McLean to the hospital after someone shot him multiple times. “From everyone we...
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Why the congressional Naming Commission chose Fort Liberty for Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG — Officials with the national Naming Commission were adamant Tuesday that the recommendation to rename Fort Bragg to Fort Liberty comes from the local community. The commission was mandated by the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to identify assets, including Army installations, that commemorate the Confederacy; research costs to rename the installations; and gain community input for what the new names will be. Fort Bragg was among nine U.S. military installations slated for a name change.
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New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

Washington — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate officers. The recommendations are...
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Watch paratroopers fly over Jordan Lake

This video is not supported on your platform. If you are using IE 10 or lower please consider using IE 11, Edge, Chrome, or Firefox. If you were around Jordan Lake today, you might have seen this spectacle. Dozens of soldiers from Fort Bragg parachuting into the water. They were training with Chatham County's emergency responders.
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Panel recommends new name for Fort Bragg

An independent commission is recommending a new name for Fort Bragg and eight other Army posts. Fort Bragg could become Fort Liberty after the value of liberty. The Naming Commission is tasked to provide Congress new names for U.S. military bases and other Department of Defense assets originally named in commemoration of the Confederacy and its leaders.
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Smithfield police: Suspect accused of stabbing man, injuring officer

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities say a Smithfield man stabbed another man and injured a police officer before he was taken into custody. The Smithfield Police Department said Shawn Marshall, 20, is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official in connection with the Tuesday morning incident, and received a $150,000 secured bond.
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Commission recommends new names for 9 Army bases to end ties to Confederacy

WASHINGTON — The group in charge of renaming military installations that have continued to honor Confederates released its recommendations for nine bases on Tuesday.  The Naming Commission, created by Congress in a defense authorization bill, is set to give its final report to the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services committees before Oct. 1, though […] The post Commission recommends new names for 9 Army bases to end ties to Confederacy appeared first on Idaho Capital Sun.
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