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Bitter anniversary: 1997 murders of trooper, deputy rocked Cumberland County

Teens shot down two law officers in a traffic stop 20 years ago. Paul Woolverton Staff writer @FO_Woolverton If Kevin Golphin had worn his seat belt 20 years ago today he and his brother, Tilmon Golphin, might not be spending the rest of their lives in prison. And state Trooper Lloyd "Ed" Lowry and

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 00:35:10

School Board To Hold Two Meetings

The Harnett County School Board will hold two meetings next week. The board will hold its regular meeting for September Monday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Lillington Education Center on South 11th Street. The second meeting will be held Tuesday. That meeting will be a joint special work

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2017-09-22 08:51:19

Distinguished Young Women vie for scholarships

The 37th annual Distinguished Young Women of Rocky Mount program will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at The Dunn Center for The Performing Arts at N.C. Wesleyan College. Tickets can be purchased in advance from a participants for $15 or at the door for $20. Founded in 1958 in Mobile, Alabama, Distinguis

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2017-09-22 04:15:30

Johnston man faces murder charge in heroin overdose

Smithfield, N.C. - A Johnston County man has been charged with second-degree murder in a drug overdose death, authorities said Friday. Justin Cole Bennett, 18, of Benson, died on Aug. 9 of a heroin overdose, and the Johnston County Sheriff's Office says Joshua John Novak, 24, of Beulah Milton Drive

WRAL - 2017-09-22 18:59:19

Boy shot in face asks deputy, 'Are you going to make me better?'

Harrells, N.C. - Sampson County Deputy Jason Riley pulled over a speeding van Thursday night and found himself in the middle of a life-saving scene. A 10-year-old boy shot himself in the face, and his grandfather was racing him to Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton when Riley stopped the veh

WRAL - 2017-09-22 21:05:00

Broadway to hold public hearing on weeds

The Broadway Town Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the town's vacant lot weed ordinance Monday night in the only fresh item on its regular agenda. The board has been talking about the proper height to keep tall grass on vacant lots within town limits for a few months now. At its la

SANFORD HERALD - 2017-09-24 04:00:00

'It's been awesome'

Attendees praise food, entertainment, vendors as festival draws to a close. The International Folk Festival wrapped up Sunday with sparser crowds, but no shortage of food, music and culture. The final day of the 39th annual event was held from noon to 6 p.m. The festival began with a street dance Fr

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 22:05:34

Pianist Opens Weymouth's Chamber Music Season

The 2017-2018 Weymouth Chamber music season opens Sunday, Oct. 1, with acclaimed pianist Thomas Sauer presenting music from the classical, romantic contemporary periods on the newly restored Yamaha Grand piano. Sauer returns this season as a soloist and says, "I found the music room at Weymouth to b

PILOT.COM - 2017-09-24 10:00:00

Child abuse series shows Observer commitment

Many things have changed at the Observer over the years, from how we deliver the news online to how we design the print paper. What hasn't changed is our commitment to the big story. Exhibit A: Today's front page, where we begin a four-part series investigating North Carolina's child welfare system.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 20:30:00

Live Wire: Who is responsible for the very large pothole located near Walmart on Skibo Road?

Questions and answers of general interest and consumer topics. Q: Could you tell me who is responsible for the very large pothole located near Walmart on Skibo? - D.D., Fayetteville A: The state Department of Transportation sent a maintenance engineer to the area to check for potholes, but couldn't

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Myron B. Pitts: Portrait honors lawyer with fighting spirit, joie de vivre

In the late 1950s, Sylvia X. Allen, by then, a mom to six children and married to a physician, would leave her home in Fayetteville at 5:30 a.m. to take law school classes at 8 a.m. at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After wrapping classes by 3, she would drive home to make dinner,

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 18:50:00

'It's peaceful:' Winery a refuge from life in fast lane

ELIZABETHTOWN - A 35-acre spread designed for celebration and relaxation beckons wine, art and pop culture lovers to western Bladen County. Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery is an easy-to-reach destination from Fayetteville, offering a respite from life in the fast lane, a restaurant for the famished and

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 18:00:00

Deaths point to crisis in NC's child welfare system

North Carolina has paid a steep price for the failures of its child welfare system. Greg Barnes Staff writer Twice in the weeks before Bryan Nathaniel Mathews died, someone tried to warn child protective services. The mobile home in Fayetteville where the infant lived with his two young brothers wa

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 16:16:53

'Lear' is Shakespeare at his bleakest

Sweet Tea Shakespeare is presenting the tragedy "King Lear" in a limited engagement. With a story as bleak as "King Lear," a little levity goes a long way. Sweet Tea Shakespeare is presenting the story of betrayal and madness in a limited engagement Thursday through Saturday at Seabrook Auditorium o

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 15:31:00

NAACP speaker criticizes racial injustice

The Rev. Curtis Gatewood was the keynote speaker at the 29th Life Membership Banquet of the NAACP At a Fayetteville branch NAACP banquet Saturday night, the Rev. Curtis Gatewood urged members to remain "steadfast and immovable" in their pursuit of justice. "You cannot love Jesus without loving justi

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 03:17:11

Food and culture highlight Folk Festival

The 39th annual International Folk Festival featured dozens of nations and attracted thousands of guests. Rodger Mullen Staff writer @RodgerMullen Ken and Kim Reid were sitting in shade at the International Folk Festival Saturday, enjoying some of the many foods offered there. Ken said he is retire

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 19:58:36

Dick's, Field & Stream in business at Freedom Town Center

The adjoining Dick's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream, a couple of the anchoring stores in the new $85 million Freedom Town Center, opened for business Friday in Fayetteville. "Business has been good," reported James Havens, the senior community marketing manager for Dick's in eastern North Carolin

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 22:30:44

Argument leads to exchange of gunfire on Turnpike Road

A dispute between two men ended in gunfire Friday outside a house on Turnpike Road near Commerce Street, Fayetteville police said. It happened about 1 p.m. on the 1300 block of Turnpike Road, said Sgt. Shawn Strepay, a police spokesman. Two men who were housemates were staying at the residence, but

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 22:18:54

Need to know for Saturday, Sept. 23

1. Road closures: Many of the streets in Fayetteville's downtown historic district will be closed this weekend for the International Folk Festival. The closures will continue through 6 p.m. Sunday. People planning to travel in the area should be aware and consider alternate routes. The roads include

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 09:37:00

Fundraisers, nonprofit meetings and opportunities

Habitat Volunteers Needed: Skilled volunteers are needed on Oct. 7 to assist with disaster relief and repairs in Habitat's Buxton Village. Repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew are almost completed, but help is needed. Registration is required. Contact Chatham McTindal at 910-483-0952 or vis

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 07:01:00