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Person killed in fire at Fayetteville home

Fayetteville, N.C. — One person died in a Tuesday morning house fire. According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, firefighters responded to the home on Eureka Avenue, off McArthur Road, around 4:15 a.m. The cause of the fire was not determined. The fire is under investigation. More from WRAL.
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Worker dies after being struck by forklift at Food Lion distribution center

Dunn, N.C. — A Hope Mills man who was struck by a forklift at a Food Lion distribution center in Dunn has died, authorities said Tuesday. The Harnett County Sheriff's Office said Dereck Carrero was walking down an aisle on Saturday at the distribution center on Arrowhead Road in Dunn, selecting products for an order, when he was struck by a high-reach motorized forklift driven by another employee.
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Duo jailed on 15+ drug charges after bust in Moore County

ROBBINS, N.C. (WNCN) – A man and woman face a litany of drug and gun charges after police executed a search warrant last week, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. On Dec. 1, deputies with the sheriff’s office and Robbins police executed a search warrant at a residence along the 200 block of East […]
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Sheriff: Gun found in student's backpack at Pinecrest High School

Southern Pines, N.C. — A gun was found in a student's backpack on Tuesday morning at Pinecrest High School. A Moore County Schools representative said the school was placed on a soft lockdown after the handgun was found in a student's backpack by a staff member. Police and administrators worked to confirm the presence of the gun was an isolated incident. The district told WRAL that there was no intent by the student to cause mass harm with the gun.
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West End home invasion suspects captured on video, police investigating

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a home invasion in a West End neighborhood that may have been caught on tape. In a press release, the police department said they’re investigating a robbery that took place at 5:18 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, on the 1400 block of Catlin Drive in the West End.
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Detectives Seek Information on Homicide of Creg Johnson

Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Sgt. J. Glass, Public Information Officer. Detectives Seek Information on Homicide of Creg Johnson. (Fayetteville, NC) – On November 20, 2005, Creg Johnson was found shot to death in the Line Up Barber Shop located at 6376 Yadkin Road. Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit continue to seek information in the shooting death of Creg Johnson and again are asking for the public’s assistance. The annual walk-down for tips regarding Johnson’s homicide has been cancelled this year. However, the family and detectives are still seeking any information regarding his case.
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Rakeem Jones: Fayetteville barber Vic Blends, rapper Morray to team up for Christmas Giveback

“Blessings are cyclical, they will always come back in a cycle.”. So says 22-year-old Victor “Vic Blends” Fontanez, a barber and entrepreneur in Fayetteville. Fontanez recently amassed 10 million followers on the video platform TikTok and sat with entertainment mogul Nick Cannon for an in-depth interview. Fontanez discussed his motivation for inspiring millions with videos that show him cutting random strangers' hair, while at the same time getting to know the person.
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'I'm afraid': Fayetteville residents concerned about evictions while waiting out rent assistance

Courtney Mersfelder isn’t thinking about Christmas presents for her 17-month-old daughter. The single mother lost her job amid the COVID-19 pandemic when demand for her line of work in landscaping declined. Then her toddler caught the virus. In September, Mersfelder turned to the Fayetteville Cumberland Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which...
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22-year-old worker dies after forklift hits him at distribution center, NC cops say

A 22-year-old worker died after a forklift ran into him at a distribution center in North Carolina, officials said. Dereck Rafael Carrero of Hope Mills was on the job when he was filling an order on Saturday, Dec. 4, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. While he was in an aisle to pick out a product, deputies said Carrero “was struck by a high reach motorized forklift driven by another employee.”
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‘Creg did not deserve this’: Shooting death of Fayetteville barber unsolved 16 years later

RALEIGH, N.C.(WNCN) – Creg Johnson was found shot to death in the Line Up Barber Shop in Fayetteville in 2005. Now, 16 years later, his death remains unsolved. Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit are still asking anyone with information to come forward. The annual walk-down for tips regarding Johnson’s homicide was canceled […]
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Sean of the South: Fayetteville

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  Commentary I have here a letter from Fayetteville, North Carolina. “Dear Sean,” the handwritten letter begins. “My name is Christine and I wanted to share a story with you… In 1985 I was driving home to North Carolina, and I was probably suffering from depression. It had been a […]
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