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Police warn of traffic problems during Fayetteville drug investigation

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Fayetteville police said Thursday that a drug investigation caused traffic problems in the city. Police and fire units could be seen along Hillsboro Street near Windsor Park Thursday afternoon. Police released little information about the investigation. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was also...
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Second person charged in shooting death of Gordon Way

A second person has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting May 7 on Gordon Way. Sierra Harper, 22, was shot multiple times and later died at the hospital, Fayetteville police said. Micaiah Henderson-Palmer, 23, was arrested Wednesday morning, May 25, outside her home on the 600 block of...
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Multiple central NC school districts releasing students early

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Lee County Schools and Harnett County Schools announced they are releasing students early Friday due to expected severe weather, officials said. According Lee County school officials, Elementary Schools, SanLee Middle School, Warren Williams and Floyd L. Knight will release at noon. East Lee and West Lee Middle Schools and Bragg St. Academy will release at 12:15 p.m. Lee County and Southern Lee High Schools will release at 12:30 p.m.
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Do You Recognize These Individuals?

SALEMBURG – Do you recognize these two people? The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance identifying two persons of interest following a rash of car break-in’s in the Town of Salemburg. On Wednesday, May 25th around 8:00am, Sampson County deputies responded to several car break-ins....
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Fayetteville PWC cautioned to be mindful of volatile economy

Volatility in the energy market and the lingering economic pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic will mandate continued fiscal caution, leaders of Fayetteville’s public utility were told Wednesday, May 25. Rhonda Gaskins, the chief financial officer of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission, delivered a first-quarter financial recap to the board...
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Harnett County Memorial Day Ceremony To Be Held May 30

The Harnett County Veterans Council will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, located 299 West Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington, in front of the Harnett County Resource Center & Library. The guest speaker at this year’s ceremony will be Lieutenant...
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Duke softball vs. UCLA: Live score updates from NCAA super regional

Duke softball will make history Friday with its first appearance in a NCAA super regional, facing fifth-seeded UCLA (46-8) in a best-of-three series hosted by the Bruins.  The Blue Devils (44-9) advanced to this stage after defeating UMBC and Liberty behind back-to-back complete-game shutouts from pitcher Peyton St. George before taking on Georgia in the regional final. Duke dropped the first game 5-3 before storming back for a 13-5 run-rule win to advance to the super...
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Suspects sought in vehicle break-ins in Sampson, other counties

SALEMBURG — Law enforcement are seeking the identities and whereabouts of two suspects alleged to have committed several motor vehicle break-ins in the Salemburg area of Sampson County, as well as other counties. According to information from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded...
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2 NC Gold Star families have mortgages paid off

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced it paid the mortgages on the Fayetteville home of Army Staff Sergeant Ronnie Sanders and Army Lieutenant Colonel Christian Blevins. In observance of Memorial Day, Tunnel to Towers said it was paying off mortgages for 21 Gold Star families...
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Soldier killed in Afghanistan evacuation is added to Gold Star Memorial Wall at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) — Fort Bragg Thursday held its annual Gold Star Memorial Ceremony at the United States Army Special Operations Command Plaza. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss’ name was unveiled on the USASOC Memorial Wall. Knauss was attacked and killed while assisting with noncombat evacuations in Afghanistan at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in August 2021.
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Johnston County Memorial Day Ceremony May 30

SMITHFIELD – The annual Johnston County Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the Superior Courtroom at the Johnston County Courtroom at the Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield. The Johnston County Veterans Council and the Johnston County Veterans Services Office will host the...
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Fayetteville man sentenced for leading ‘network’ of drug dealers

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – A Fayetteville man was sentenced to almost two years in prison for ‘leading a network of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine distributors’, according to the Department of Justice. Garry Jermaine Alford, 49, previously pled guilty to:. 1 count of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram...
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